The Proteomics Core Facility accepts samples from all EMBL Units and Outstations, from EMBO Young Investigators, and from external users if capacity permits. In all cases, contact the Facility before you send any sample, to discuss your needs and to determine the best approach to analyse your samples. To optimise an efficient completion of your project, we ask you to observe the following procedure:
1. Contact the Facility at an early stage
If you consider sending samples to the Facility, contact us in an early stage. This will allow you to explain your question, and us to advise on the best way to prepare your samples. We recommend you also have a look at the User Guide, which gives information on sample preparation, protocols, good practice to avoid contamination, DO’s and DON’T’s, and much more.
2. Fill out the service request form
We try to minimise any paperwork, but we ask you to fill out and send a Service Request Form for all samples. The most important goal is for us to get a solid understanding of your goals and expectations. Provide as much information as you can, since based on this we will design an experimental approach that addresses your question. After sending the form, get in touch with a Facility staff member (by phone or in person) to make sure everything is clear on both sides.
Please note: Your form will not be readable if it is filled in on a Linux system.
3. Send your sample
Always inform us when you send off your samples, so that we can be on the lookout and store them appropriately upon arrival. If you send samples on (dry) ice, avoid shipping them over the weekend. Send your samples to the address below; always include a print of the service request form.
Proteomics Core Facility