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Department of Biochemistry

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The UZH corona safety concept, dated 1.7.2021, 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.

Masks are mandatory in all publicly accessible indoor areas of UZH. This explicitly also applies to on-site seminars or lectures and to workspaces for independent study for which registration is not required.

Masks are no longer required in all workplaces (offices, laboratories, workshops, etc.) in indoor areas not accessible to the public, and at workspaces for independent study for which registration is required (e.g. in libraries), provided that the safety concepts are observed and the distance of 1.5m from other people can be maintained.

Masks are also no longer required in outdoor areas.

New screen:

Check out the new and improved EZ-Excel Screen Builder tool.

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:
PCC now additionally 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.

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


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

Beat Blattmann
Tel.: +41 44 635 6557

Price List

PCC runs at-cost, meaning the fees charged will just recover the cost of chemicals, consumables, and service contracts for the various robots.
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
Dilutions, custom and refinement screen used for crystallization: 20.00 CHF
Custom screen pipetting 96-well 2ml-MB not used for crystallization: 40.00 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 approved by Unitectra 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.