Lab Maintenance

We engage a positive correlation between MAINTENANCE and SUPPORT.

  • Maintenance
    • Duly engage in lab and office cleaning;
    • Duly engage in rota duties;
    • Tidy up after experiments.
  • Support
    • Publications;
    • Progress report editing;
    • Presentation practice;
    • Thesis editing;
    • Grant, job search support;
    • Reference letter


Office Cleaning
Sep 4 12:00 (next Oct 2)
both personal (desk) and communal areas (microwave, fridge, sink, bench) need to be tidied up


Organic Lab
Every Friday


Sep 4 11:00 (next Oct 2)
both personal (bench) and communal areas (balance, centrifuge, gel area) need to be tidied up

Group 1 Rota (2 persons per week)
– purchase items on whiteboard
– stock up glove, tissue, ethanol and other items available from the store
– refill deionised water
– autoclave bio-waste
– clean up sink area and bring dried glassware back to the cupboard
– clean balance and gel electrophoresis area
– replace four communal buffers, (i.e. SDS PAGE running buffer, resolving and stacking buffer, 50x TAE, magic stain)

Current Rota
Jan 15: Luke, Sanjay
Jan 22: Tom, Alex
Jan 29: Simon, Nicolo
Feb 5: Rob B, Simon

Feb 12: Tom, Patrick
Feb 19: Sanjay, YJ’s PDRA
Feb 26: YJ’s PDRA, Sanjay
Mar 5: Nicolo, Luke

Mar 12: Patrick, Emily
Mar 19: Simon, Tom

(person in bold is responsible for order and purchasing)

Group 2 Rota
Member: Erasmus and MChem students
– Stack tips when pipette tip boxes are empty
– Replace water in water bath monthly

Organic Lab

For everyone

  • Weekly cleaning every Friday