Training and Instruction

 
 

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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

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contacts:


Facilities Manager:

Dr. Martin Wear

Rm. Swann 3.20

Tel (+44) 0131 6507054

Fax (+44) 0131 6507055

email: martin.wear@ed.ac.uk


Lab Manager:

Mrs. Sandra Bruce

Rm. Swann 3.19

Tel (+44) 0131 6507054

Fax (+44) 0131 6507055

email: sabruce@staffmail.ed.ac.uk


Protein Technologist:

Dr. Liz Blackburn

Rm. Swann 3.19

Tel (+44) 0131 6507054

Fax (+44) 0131 6507055

email: E.A.Blackburn@ed.ac.uk


Protein Technologist:

Dr. Matt Nowicki

Rm. Swann 3.19

Tel (+44) 0131 6507054

Fax (+44) 0131 6507055

email: matthew.nowicki@ed.ac.uk


Facilities:


CTCB-Home

Protein Production Biophysical Characterisation

In Silico Screening


Links:


On-line Booking

Core Column Library


Access Charges/Costs:


Access Charges/Costs

 

Location:

The University of Edinburgh,

Level 3 Michael Swann Building,

King’s Buildings,

Mayfield Rd.,

EH9 3JR,

UK


Labs 3.5 - 3.10 & 3.14 - 3.17

Training

Upcoming Events

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AKTA Pure LC Training: 2 pm - 4 pm, in Swann 3.14


Dates to be confirmed


“Introduction to AKTA Pure LC equipment”


Dr. Matt Nowicki. 


The EPPF has just upgraded its LC equipment. The purification suite consists of four ÄKTA Pure 25 systems and two ÄKTAXpress systems. 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.


A new set of training modules and a schedule will come on line soon. As before, the training sessions will provide an introduction to the instrumentation, software and applications used in the operation of the AKTA LC systems in the EPPF labs.


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. There is £65 retainer fee required per person to attend this course. However, your first booking on the EPPF LC systems will waived and is covered by this charge.


If you are interested, please contact matthew.nowicki@ed.ac.uk.