To initiate a project, submit a sample, or schedule instrument time, please follow the WORKFLOW described (on right).
All projects and services are subject to approval by the Facility Director. Most new projects require a consultation prior to initiation of work. Consultations include advice on the best experimental approach, timing of the experiment, sample preparation and charges. Samples are accepted only after the project has been approved and assigned to a Facility staff member.
Rates. Our rate sheet captures the per sample cost or hourly rate for most of our services. In general, costs for most proteomics projects can be determined from the rate sheet. However, most small molecule projects are quotated by proposal and initiate following mutual acceptance.
The Facility will not accept BIOHAZARDOUS and RADIOLABELED samples.
RG-3 or select agents (http://www.selectagents.gov) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED unless inactivated by a process approved by an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
Excised gel bands should be placed in 0.5 ml microcentrifuge tubes previously washed with 1% formic acid in 50% ethanol for 5 minutes (discard wash).
****Keratin contamination will always be observed.
In general, most samples should be shipped in a sealed container containing dry ice. For compliance on packaging and transport of hazardous substances see IATA (http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dangerous_goods/Pages/infectious_substances.aspx) and DOT (http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat) for additional guidance.
Dr. Hien Nguyen
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility
222 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545