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General Information

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OPIC is effectively part of the DIvision of Structural Biology  (STRUBI) laboratories within the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, with our Glacios and T12 microscopes located within the STRUBI area. The containment laboratories are a short walk from this area and contain the remainder of our microscopy equipment.

Both microscopes may be operated from a comfortable control room.

If desired, samples may be clipped within the 'yellow' containment suite, or, in the case of HG1 samples, in the EM preparation room just outside the suite, where our vitrobot plunging devices are located.

For refreshments, there is a cafeteria area onsite and a Costa and WHSmith a short walk across the road in the Churchill Hospital.

Pre-Visit Checklist

  • Have you arranged Sample Shipment?
  • Are there any risk assessments that need to be sent or conducted for your sample(s)?
  • Have you decided on plunging and or imaging conditions for your sample? Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss this pre-visit.
  • Have you been booked in for additional training, for instance for access the the yellow suite? This is something that should be discussed with us pre-visit.