|Biochemistry Laboratory (Wet-Lab)|
The Biochemistry Lab is a well-equipped facility for sample preparation work. We have all of the equipment needed
for the on-site purification of proteins. We ask that any special requirements be discussed with the
Scientific Contact well in advance of the experiment to determine feasibility and time requirements.
As a User, you have a safety obligation to label any tubes or containers that you use or generate with a descriptive, but brief, label of the contents of that vessel. Label should include:
If you are seeking use of our Wet-Lab and are not conducting a current experiment as a
BioCAT User with scheduled beamtime and a posted ESAF, you must get explicit permission
from the Biochemistry Lab Manager, Mark Vukonich,
before using the BioCAT Wet-Lab. Also, a "Wet-Lab Only" ESAF must be approved and posted
by beamline staff. No equipment or materials in the BioCAT Wet-Lab may be removed, "borrowed,"
or moved from the BioCAT Wet-Lab.
The easiest means of shipping chemicals to BioCAT is to order them and have them shipped to BioCAT directly. The chemical concentrations found in most buffers and samples will be exempt due to the small quantity found in them. However, all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations apply and one must take into consideration the hazards and regulations associated with transporting chemicals and samples when shipping anything to BioCAT.
Any chemicals in large quantity or hazardous materials (representing a chemical or biological hazard) must be shipped to BioCAT via building 46 of Argonne National Labs. It is recommended that you work with the shipping coordinator at your institution to ship any of these materials, as the regulations governing the transport of these goods sometimes changes and can be complicated. Very large fines can be accrued, as well, if shipped incorrectly.
It is expected that the user group will furnish their own consumables and will make arrangements for any hazardous waste generated while at BioCAT.
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with questions concerning the biochem lab.