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Department of Biochemistry

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.

Weiterführende Informationen


New screen:

What’s new:
PCC supports researchers with preparing custom screens through their pipetting service. The researcher can freely compose a screen with up to 30 different stock solutions.
Be sure to have a look and feel free to ask the PCC staff concerning this new service.

We had to adjust the prices for plates that are set up at 4°C due to the significantly higher wear and tear of the liquid handler stationed in the cold room.

The new screen Morpheus® Fusion (Product#: MD1-129) from Molecular Dimensions is now available at PCC as the initial screen GS087.


RockImager and Liquid Handler Status

RockImager 20°C:
The imaging schedule is on time.

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

Crystal Gryphon 4°C:
Out of order till 29.05.2024

Crystal Gryphon LCP 20°C:
In Operation.

Crystal Phoenix 20°C:
In Operation.

Freedom EVO w/ MCA 96 + RoMa
In Operation

Freedom EVO w/ LiHa
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