Operation Guidelines for the Use of Equipment within the Core Facility

In this section you will find guidelines for the use of assorted instruments within the core facility.

These guidelines are designed to re-familiarize you with the "basic" use of each instrument. Just click on the appropriate button in the left hand margin and it should take you to the pertinent guidelines.

Before you gain access to any -and all- of the equipment within the core facility it is expected that you will already have received some training on the particular instrument that you wish to use, and that you have already become acquainted with the relevant operator's manual (see Resources/Forms/Training... for more information). If this is not the case, do not attempt to operate any piece of equipment in the core facility.   If you would like to receive training on any of the equipment listed in the left hand margin of this page, then you should get in touch with either Debby Walthall (404) 413-5363: dwalthall@gsu.edu or John Houghton (404) 413-5390: jhoughton@gsu.edu. for more details on common equipment training dates/times and arrangements for specialized equipment training. All Specialized equipment training sessions will incur a $50.00 training fee, prorated in 15 min. increments.

Remember, the equipment should be in perfect, working order when you arrive in the core facility, please leave it the same way.  If for any reason the equipment does not appear to be in working order, first check the sign-in book to see when it was used last, and if the person who last used it has made any comments. 

So, if the equipment is not in "perfect" working order when you first arrive, make appropriate notes in the log book. If need be- contact either: John Houghton (404) 413-5390: jhoughton@gsu.edu) or Sonja Young(404) 413-5379): sstovall@gsu.edu). Moreover, In the case of equipment failure or breakdown while you are using it, again please make sure that we are aware of what happened, and when it happened, so that we are able to get the problem taken care of as soon as possible


This information is given as a guide to the facilities and instrumentation available in the DNA/Protein Core facility at Georgia State University. If you have any concerns or thoughts about the content of this website please contact: John Houghton (404) 413-5390







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