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Department of Biochemistry

Calendar of Events


PCC will gradually resume its on-site operations on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020.
For the opening hours please check the Crystallization Calendar
If you need access to the UZH building Y44, please make a call ahead of time to
Beat Blattmann Tel.: +41 44 635 6557
Caroline Müller Tel.: +41 44 635 5548

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 3.15? Protein Crystallization Software Update ROCK MAKER® 3.15


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

Beat Blattmann
Tel.: +41 44 635 6557
Caroline Müller
Tel.: +41 44 635 5548

Price List

The price setting of the crystallization plate service provided by PCC is as follows:

University of Zürich 30.00 CHF/crystallization plate
Academic Institutions45.00 CHF/crystallization plate
Industry150.00 CHF/crystallization plate (excl. MwSt.)

Seeding: +10.00 CHF
Additive screen: +10.00 CHF
Protein dispensing with syringe: +10.00 CHF
LCP preparation: 20.00 CHF.
Dilutions, custom and refinement screen: 18.00 CHF.
Repeated unexcused "No-Show": 10.00 CHF
Billing is monthly.

A "crystallization plate" includes work, material, one standard grid screen and access to the RockMaker/Imager for a standard imaging program for a minimum of 100 days. Extras will be charged separately.

The Fine Print

Policy on Acknowledgement Statement in Publications
If the crystallization experiments we performed for you were successful and a publication resulted out of this work, please acknowledge the "Protein Crystallization Center UZH". Please notify the Protein Crystallization Center when you publish a paper where we are acknowledged. This will help us to keep track and to justify the existence of the facility to our sponsors.

All information provided to the crystallization facility will be kept confidential. In case of any concern, question or comments do not hesitate to contact Beat Blattmann. Our standard confidentiality agreement can be downloaded here.

The access to the RockMakerEnterprise and RockMakerWeb is continuously monitored by our IT-department. The collected access data is periodically evaluated by PCC for improving the protein crystallization service.