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The Department's buildings are currently open for wet laboratory work only. We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and have introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. All staff who can work remotely will do so for the foreseeable future. Please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Biochemistry

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department has conducted a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff, including reduced building occupancy, strict social distancing, 'family'-based working, and increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. In order to accommodate these new arrangements, our facilities will be operating revised services for the foreseeable future.

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

 

BioPath Stores

BioPath Stores is open 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. However, counter service is now by appointment only.

For Departmental users: Biochemistry Department staff from both buildings should complete the Biochemistry online purchase order request form as normal, but should include a suitable phone number on which they can be contacted. Requests for Stores stock must always be on a separate request form from external order requests. When your order is ready, you will be called with a collection appointment time.

For external users: Customers from other departments who wish to collect goods from BioPath Stores must email their Purchase Order, or if from Pathology or PDN their request list, to the Stores Team. These must include the correct BioPath Stores catalogue numbers (which can be found in the online inventory), quantities and charging information, plus a suitable contact phone number. When your order/request is ready, you will be called with a collection appointment time.

 

BioPath Stores Team  BioPath Stores Team

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 333612

Email  stores@bioc.cam.ac.uk

 

Biophysics

The Biophysics Facility is open to Departmental users only. Please contact the Facility Manager prior to booking as new procedures have been put in place.

For external users: Information for external users will follow in due course. We ask for your patience during this initial phase of our re-opening, but please do contact the Facility Manager if you have an urgent experiment that could be run in service mode.

 

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 is offering a restricted service due to a reduction in staff occupancy to facilitate social distancing and to accommodate additional cleaning regimes at the start and end of each day. Please contact the Facility Manager for microscope bookings and to arrange sample drop-off in advance.

Further information is available on the Facility website.

 

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

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 761857

Email  dyc21@cam.ac.uk

 

Crystallography

The Crystallography Facility is open to Departmental users only. Please contact the Facility Manager prior to booking as new procedures have been put in place.

For external users: Please contact the Facility Manager to discuss your needs.

 

Facility Manager  Paul Brear (Crystallography Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 760468

Email  pdb47@cam.ac.uk

 

DNA sequencing

The DNA Sequencing Facility is operating with reduced hours (9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday) due to a reduction in staff occupancy to facilitate social distancing and to accommodate additional cleaning regimes at the start and end of each day. Turnaround times may therefore be slower than normal.

For Sanger Building users: There will be no direct access to the Facility for users. Samples and forms must be left in the racks outside the Facility door or in the DNA Sequencing pigeonhole in the atrium.

For Hopkins Building users: Samples and forms may be left at BioPath Stores, who will then deliver these to the Facility.

For external users: The Sanger Building Reception will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please leave your samples and forms in the silver postbox to the left of the Sanger Building entrance. The postbox will be checked regularly throughout the day. Alternatively, samples may be sent by UMS or Royal Mail.

For RNA or other sensitive samples: Please contact the DNA Sequencing Facility by phone to arrange sample drop-off in advance.

For any sequencing-related questions or other enquiries, please email the Facility to receive the quickest response.

 

DNA Sequencing Facility  DNA Sequencing Facility

Telephone  +44 01223 (7)66311

Telephone  +44 01223 (3)33657

Email  biocsdna@hermes.cam.ac.uk

 

Fermentation

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

 

Facility Manager  Nianshu Zhang (Fermentation Facility Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 760292

Email  nz228@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 is operating a normal service. Please contact the Facility Manager to arrange sample drop-off in advance.

 

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. The University Library is, however, open to users online.

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

 

Vehicle Pool

The Vehicle Pool is operating a normal service.

 

Fleet Manager  Alison Gelder (Fleet Manager)

Telephone  +44 (0)1223 333612

Email