This core facility enables researchers and students from HUJI and additional institutes to use sophisticated life sciences research instrumentation, otherwise not available in their research labs or departments. We train people to use the instruments on their own, supporting and consulting them throughout the process.
This core facility is also a source of information and support regarding the development of novel scientific methods and approaches.
Users must fill in all fields and describe in detail the contents of the samples (e.g. samples containing risk factors such as pathogenic or radioactive substances).
Cancellations must be registered as soon as possible using the on-line reservation system, in order to allow other users to use the device. A user who fails to cancel a reservation will be charged as if the device was used.
3. Work in the facility:
A user who is about to use a device for the first time should first receive instruction by Dr. Rachel Rosen.
In no way should the device be operated for the first time without guidance. Improper use may result in a safety problem and / or damage to the device.
Follow the safety instructions (see adjacent tab).
In the event of a malfunction while operating the device, immediately contact the facility's staff.
Each user must bring the equipment necessary for his work: plates, test tubes, optical cells, pipettes, tips, etc.
After finishing the job, clean the device components and the entire work area. Do not leave waste or samples on or around the device.
If any materials have spilled, they should be cleaned immediately, treated according to the safety rules, and reported to the facility's staff.
Work in the facility is allowed only in full protective clothing, including a lab coat, goggles and gloves.
Do not enter the facility wearing used gloves: bring new gloves and put them on after entering the unit.
Samples containing pathogens or radioactive materials should be brought in tightly sealed tubes.
If samples spill, clean up thoroughly with appropriate materials and report to the facility manager.
Centrifuge tubes must be balanced before being placed in the device.
Do not lean on the centrifuges while they run.
You may leave the centrifuges only after they reach the desired speed.
Safety goggles must be used when operating the French Press.
Do not leave radioactive samples in or next to the scintillation counters. Samples should be discarded in the adjacent radioactive waste room.