Incubator & Imaging System

The CORE user account allows the researcher accessing the RockMaker application through the Citrix Workspace. Using the personal login allows accessing the RockMaker application.

The incubation temperature of the crystallization experiment are specified by the researcher at either 4°C or 20°C.

The routine schedule for taking images is set to 0, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 days.
For imaging the wells, the basic schedule is automatically set for visible light (color) and cross-polarization. The researchers can initiate a UV fluorescence image on demand.

The crystallization plates are incubated for a minimum of 100 days. After the 100 days the crystallization experiments are transferred to a temperature controlled storage area. Crystallization experiments older than one year will be discharged without notice. For longtime storage, researchers are asked to pick up their crystallization experiments.

The images of the crystallization experiments are deleted from the server without notice according to the following schedule:
- Images of all time points except the last image are deleted after 1 year.
- All images are deleted after 2 years.
- The data bank entry of the crystallization experiment will be deleted after 4 years
It is the researcher’s responsibility to download and save important images.