Training and Instruction



Staff and Training:

In addition to the wide range of high quality instrumentation incorporated in the facility, the EPPF also provides users access to the expertise (in excess of 80 combined years) of the highly trained facility staff. The EPPF staff are responsible for the management of the laboratory and have a wide experience in molecular biology, protein expression and purification and biophysical analysis of proteins and their ligands. EPPF staff will provide fully assisted technical support and training for the infrequent user. The EPPF is also an excellent equipment resource for the experienced user. Practical training (basic and advanced) for users, ranging from individually tailored one-on-one instruction to frequent centralized training courses, is also provided by the EPPF.

Please speak to individual EPPF staff members, see details of upcoming training sessions below or click the link below for enquiries.

Enquiries: Dr. Martin Wear




Facilities Manager:

Dr. Martin Wear

Rm. Swann 3.20

Tel (+44) 0131 6507054

Fax (+44) 0131 6507055


Snr. Protein Technologist:

Dr. Liz Blackburn

Rm. Swann 3.19

Tel (+44) 0131 6507054

Fax (+44) 0131 6507055


Snr. Protein Technologist:

Dr. Matt Nowicki

Rm. Swann 3.19

Tel (+44) 0131 6507054

Fax (+44) 0131 6507055




Protein Production Biophysical Characterisation

In Silico Screening


On-line Booking

Core Column Library

Access Charges/Costs:

Access Charges/Costs



The University of Edinburgh,

Level 3 Michael Swann Building,

King’s Buildings,

Mayfield Rd.,

EH9 3JR,


Labs 3.5 - 3.10 & 3.14 - 3.17


Upcoming Events/Training







“Introduction to AKTA Pure LC equipment”

Dr. Matt Nowicki. 

The EPPF has a purification suite the consists of four ÄKTA Pure 25 systems, two ÄKTAXpress systems and an ÄKTAMicro HPLC. ÄKTA Pure 25 is a new generation, flexible and intuitive chromatography systems, running UNICORN 7.1 control software, designed for fast purification of proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids from microgram to gram levels.

Any researcher who is interested in learning how to use the LC systems and associated purification resources in the EPPF should consider attending. Researchers with no, or limited, previous knowledge of this technique are particularly encouraged to attend; more experienced users should contact EPPF staff to arrange a more bespoke training or to discuss particular needs/requirements. are also welcome.

There are 4 places available for each of the hands-on training session.

If you are interested, please contact