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As of September 1st, 2020 the UZH corona safety concept mandates that a mask must be worn in all publicly accessible indoor areas. When delivering protein samples to PCC, you must wear a face mask from the moment you enter an UZH building.

Also adhere to the following federal and cantonal corona safety key rules:
> Keep a minimum of 1.5m distance to other people at all times.
> Stay at home when feeling ill or have returned from a high-risk area.

Thank you for your cooperation. Stay healthy!

New screen:

The Small Molecule Anion screen developed by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Spingler (UZH) is now available as GS086 .

Crystal Screen 1+2 Cryo GS084
Hampton Research screen detail: HR2-122 + HR2-121

The Ammonium sulfate screen GS002 has been newly designed and is now available as GS085.

What’s new:

What's New in ROCK MAKER 3.17? Protein Crystallization Software Update ROCK MAKER® 3.17

RockImager and Nano Dispenser Status

RockImager 20°C:
The RI has a technical problem and is
currently not taking any images. This
error does not affect the incubation
temperature of 20°C.
Assuming the replacement parts are
delivered over the weekend, the
imager should be back up and running
by Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
at the latest.

RockImager 4°C:
The imaging schedule is on time.

Crystal Gryphon 4°C:
In Operation.

Crystal Gryphon LCP 20°C:
In Operation.

Crystal Phoenix 20°C:
In Operation.


Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Office: Y44 J 30/34

Beat Blattmann
Tel.: +41 44 635 6557
Christoph Blattmann
Tel.: +41 44 635 5548

How to get access to the service of PCC.

Soon after the submission of your registration you will receive your CORE user account via email, enabling you:

  • To access the Rockmaker application through the Citrix Workspace.
  • To schedule your crystallization experiments by accessing the crystallization calendar and reserve date, time and the number of plates, including the pipetting and incubation temperature. This will make sure PCC is ready for your sample and the protein will be processed without any delay.
  • Deliver your sample the time you indicated in the calendar to building 44, room J-34 (Office: Y44 J 30/34) at the UZH-Irchel campus. PCC will expect your sample and will set up the crystallization experiment according to your specification.
  • At your first visit at PCC you will be given access to the two RockImagers and you will be instructed how to get the most use out of it.