Biology Laboratories
26 Oct 2009
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ISIS houses a biology laboratory in each target station, providing specialist equipment and expertise for the preparation, characterisation and handling of biological and biochemical samples.

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Biology industrial placement student looking at a sample in the R55 biology lab

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Overview​​

ISIS houses a biology laboratory in each target station, providing specialist equipment and expertise for the preparation, characterisation and handling of biological and biochemical samples. These may include nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and bacterial cell cultures. We assist visiting scientists in preparing, checking, and optimising samples for ISIS instrument beam time. Work in these laboratories also focuses on the development of experimental methods and assisting users with data analysis and experimental design. 

Locations

The R80 Biology Lab is located on the first floor on the east side of TS2. This laboratory operates at containment level 2. 

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The R55 Biology Lab is located on the ground floor, near Surf beamline in TS1. This laboratory operates at containment level 1. ​​

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Access Policy 

Access to both the bio labs is restricted. Please contact the lab manager​ or your local contact to arrange for an induction. Access will be granted for the duration of your experiment after induction. ​​​

Safety​ Information and Working Practices 

Any work that is carried out in the b​iolab must be suitably risk assessed either in your Experimental Risk Assessment (ERA) for a beam time experiment or separately for a non-beam time experiment. Please contact the lab manager​ if you need more information or risk assessment templates.

Lone Working

Lone working permission will be granted by the lab manager after reviewing the risk assessments and ensuring that suitable measures are in place. Please speak to the lab manager​ well in advance to organise this.  

Contacts​​

​Asha Dopplapudi - Lab Manager

Ian Wright - Biology Support​

Sarah Langham - Senior Lab Technician

Rachel Pearce - Lab Technician 

R80 Biology Lab - 01235 567162​


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