Upon entering, always become familar with the posted EHS Procedures & Response Guide which has specific information to respond to emergencies and make oneself aware of safety regulations.

Rules for booking equipment:
If you booked shared equipment without indicating your email address and lab affiliation your booking is invalid and will be removed.
People from outside of BCMP, on-quad laboratories can only book equipment 7 days in advance.

Liquid nitrogen is available at two locations, they are in the C Bldg, Rm. 310 and C Bldg, across from Rm. 207. Please follow all safety regulations, use the face shields that are available and bring your own cryo gloves.

Dark Room, located in C-211A.  Please check that no other person is utilizing the dark room before entering.  In Phase II of research ramp-up, there will be in addition to online sign-up flip signs and a physical sign-up sheet outside the darkroom for you to indicate that it is occupied. Sign up using this calendar link: Sign up for Dark Room 211A

Typhoon 5 biomolecular imager (capable of both fluorescence imaging and phosphorimaging) – (BCMP and Cell Bio shared instrument)  Users must be trained.  Please contact Karen Easley for information and new instructions related to current work environment with COVID-19 safety considerations.

The Center for Macromolecular Interactions (CMI) is a shared instrument facility in the BCMP department for biophysical characterization of macromolecules and their interactions.  Technologies at the CMI include:

GE Biacore T200 for surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
ForteBio Octet RED384 and BLItz for Biolayer Interferometry (BLI)
Microcal ITC200 for Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)
NanoTemper Monolith NT.115pico for Microscale Thermophoresis (MST)
Jasco J815 for Circular Dichroism (CD)
Analytical Size Exclusion Chromatography System with Wyatt Dawn Heleos II for multi-angle static light scattering (SEC-MALS)
Life Technologies Quant Studio 6 for Differential Scanning Fluorimetry (DSF)/Protein Thermal Shift Analysis and quantitative Real-time PCR

For more information visit cmi.hms.harvard.edu.

RC-5B PLUS Centrifuge, located in SGM 212. Please remember to use the sign-in book.
The RC-5B user guide can be found here. If this centrifuge needs service please call 800-438-4851.

If you have questions about the instrument, please contact Brendan Gillis, (Brendan_Gillis@hms.harvard.edu).

Optima LE-80 Ultra Centrifuge, located in C-205.
If you have questions about the instrument, please contact Steve Buratowski, (steve_buratowski@hms.harvard.edu).

Optima L-90K Ultra Centrifuge, located in Mudd Corridor 216. Please remember to use the sign-in book.
The Optima L-90 Ultra Centrifuge user guide can be found by clicking here. 
If you have questions about the instrument, please contact Brendan Gillis, (Brendan_Gillis@hms.harvard.edu).

RC-6C PLUS Centrifuge, located in C-310. There are two new rotors, a Fixed Angle; 4 x 1000ml, 9,500 rpm and a Carbon Fiber FS-18S-12 x 50, 18,000 rpm. Please remember to use the sign-in book.
The user guide can be found by clicking here. If this centrifuge needs service please call 800-438-4851.

Applied Biosystems 7500 FAST Real Time PCR System, located in C2-325a (Struhl lab). To reserve time on the machine, sign up using the Google calendar on the computer located in 325 (ask anyone in the lab for help).  Please limit your time to no more than 3 hours during weekday working hours (defined as 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM).  You may sign up for additional slots with the understanding that you may have to give them up upon request to anyone who hasn't used their PCR time allotment for the day.  In order to claim such slots, the person needing the slots must contact the person holding the extra slot(s) no later than 30 minutes prior to the start time of the slot.  On weekends, please be considerate and don't reserve an unreasonable amount of time.
If you must cancel a reserved time slot, please do it well IN ADVANCE.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THE MACHINE, please talk to Joe Geisberg, (C2-315).  DON'T attempt to use it if you haven't been trained.  BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO CONTAMINATE THE INSTRUMENT.  Report any problems to Joe Geisberg, (joseph_geisberg@hms.harvard.edu).
The Applied Biosystems 7500 FAST Real Time PCR System Guide can be found here.

NanoDrop, located in C Bldg, Rm 307, on the left of the north door.  Sign up for the instrument here. Instructions are displayed at the machine, there is an entry code to the door.  If you don’t already know the code, email Gabor Oroszlan and he can send them.

Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer located in C-310A. To sign up on the calendar follow the link below.
Sign-up for the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
The Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer user guide can be found by clicking here
If you have questions about the instrument, please contact Zarmik Moqtaderi, (zarmik@hms.harvard.edu).

Contact Beverly Neugeboren, (beverly_neugeboren@hms.harvard.edu), if any of the shared equipment listed above requires service.

Back-up cold storage, -80 Freezers

There are two -80 freezers available for use as emergency back-up, in case your freezer fails, or if you need temporary storage, while defrosting your freezer, for 3 days only.

Shon's Scientific Refrigeration, 24 hr service, (781)-326-1947, should be able to rent you a loaner freezer , diagnose and quote to repair your freezer, in that amount of time.

This will allow a freezer to be available for others, that may be in need. Contents must be arranged in a tidy fashion, so more can be accommodated without rearrangement.

Call Facilities at 2-1901, when the freezers will be opened for any length of time, as the alarm will sound and Facilities will dispatch a worker to investigate.

There is a 3 ring binder attached to each of the freezer doors, that must be filled out with 24 hr. contact information and the content list of the freezer, in case of any emergency situation.

There is a -80 “VWR”, (4 shelf, 30”W x 26”D x 12”H),  previously in SGM 334 is now in C211

The -20 freezer, previously located in SGM 334 is now in LHRRB 028  (you will need to request ask access to get into the room. email: beverly_neugeboren@hms.harvard.edu)

The “-80 Big Revco”, TLE, (5 shelf , 28”W x 23”D x 9.5”H), is located in Mudd-060 and can be accessed via tap ID reader.

Steris autoclave located in C-260C.
If you would like to see the training video please click here. If you would like to view the operator manual, please click here.