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The University has moved into its "red" phase in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All University staff, except those needed for business-critical activity, are now working remotely. Please contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The University has moved into its "red" phase in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All University staff, except those needed for business-critical activity, are now working remotely. Our facilities will therefore not be able to provide a normal service for the foreseeable future. Details of current arrangements and available services can be found below.

If you have any questions/queries, please contact the appropriate Facility Manager directly.

 

BioPath Stores

BioPath Stores will not be processing any further orders as of 16:00 on Thursday 19th March, unless they are for critical supplies in direct support of COVID-19 research.

The Stores counters will all be closed from 16:00 on Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future.

A skeleton team is currently available to coordinate and deliver supplies of essential materials to the Biomedical Campus. Collection of items will continue until 12:00 on Thursday 26th March, and the last delivery will be during the early morning of Friday 27th March. Stores will then physically close at 12:00 on Friday 27th March and will continue providing a service remotely.

After Friday 27th March, there will be no facility to receive goods. Any group working on COVID-19 projects and requiring deliveries should discuss arrangements with the BioPath Stores Facility Manager.

 

Facility Manager  Alison Gelder (BioPath Stores Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 333641

Email  stores@bioc.cam.ac.uk

 

Biophysics

The Biophysics Facility is closed to all external users for the foreseeable future.

 

Facility Manager  Katherine Stott (Biophysics Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 333669

Email  ks123@cam.ac.uk

 

Cryo-electron microscopy

The Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility will be closed from 17:00 on Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future.

Any samples that have been received will be safely stored.

 

Facility Manager  Dima Chirgadze (Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 761857

Email  dyc21@cam.ac.uk

 

Crystallography

The Crystallography Facility will be closed from 17:00 on Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future.

Rockmaker will continue to image plates during the closure.

 

Facility Manager  Paul Brear (Crystallography Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 760468

Email  pdb47@cam.ac.uk

 

DNA sequencing

The DNA Sequencing Facility will be closed from 17:00 on Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future.

Any samples that have been received and not processed by Friday will be safely stored. These will be sequenced once the Facility returns to normal operations. Please do not send any new samples if you cannot ensure that they will arrive by Friday.

 

Facility Manager  Shilo Dickens (DNA Sequencing Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 333660

Email  sl377@cam.ac.uk

 

NMR

The NMR Facility will be closed from 17:00 on Wednesday 17th March for the foreseeable future.

 

Facility Manager  Daniel Nietlispach (NMR Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 766149

Email  dn206@cam.ac.uk

 

Proteomics

The Cambridge Centre for Proteomics has suspended sample submissions until further notice.

The Proteomics Team will endeavour to acquire and process data from all samples which have been recently submitted. All samples have already been processed in terms of the sample preparation. Robust remote methods are in place to perform data acquisition/processing, although due to the high volume of samples submitted in the past few weeks, there will be a longer turnaround time than normal. Please be patient, and please do not contact the Team regarding individual turnaround times.

 

Facility Manager  Mike Deery (Proteomics Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 760253

Email  md289@cam.ac.uk

 

Library

The Department's Library, and all other University Libraries, will be closed to all users from 17:00 on Wednesday 18th March for the foreseeable future.

For more information, please visit the University Library website.

 

Facility Manager  Secretariat Team

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 333600

Email  library@bioc.cam.ac.uk

 

Photography and graphics

The Photography and Graphics Facility will be closed from 17:00 on Thursday 19th March for the foreseeable future.

 

Facility Manager  Chris Green (Photography and Graphics Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 333606

Email  photo@bioc.cam.ac.uk