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Research Support

 

The Departmental Administrator, Julian Jacobs, will be able to help with information about:

  • grant funding
  • equipment funding
  • recruitment and management of staff
  • allocation of space.

The Principal Assistant, Susie Wan, will be able to help with most queries concerning:

  • research facilities
  • equipment
  • scientific purchasing
  • technician staffing/responsibilities.

 

Animals

If you are planning to bring new insect or aquatic cultures into the Department, for quarantine advice contact:

Insect Cultures: Nigel Hall

Aquarium: Ben Wallbanke-Taylor

 

Wet Lab

B13B in the basement of the Austin Building is a wet lab for Part II project experiments. Please contact the Part II Teaching Office (teaching@zoo.cam.ac.uk) if you would like to use this facility.

 

Named Animal Care & Welfare Officer (NACWO) - Alan Graham (PDN. Email: ajg40 Phone: 33319)

All vertebrate work should be discussed with Alan at the planning stage (i.e. before acquiring any animals).

 

General Laboratory Services

For advice on Departmental procedures on tissue culture, glass washing, autoclaving (waste & media) and constant temperature (CT) rooms please contact Susie Wan.

For advice on the Roche In House Freezer (storing enzymes) please contact Ken Siggens.

For advice on Departmental RO and Ultra Pure Water Systems please contact Ken Baker.

Microscopy

EM/Histology: Ken Baker

Confocal Microscope: Matt Wayland

Please look at the Safety information provided. Specimens can be prepared in Zoology, but the SEM is in PDN (Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre), which currently charges £35/hr (paid out of individual's own research grant).

There is an online booking system for the Confocal Microscope available here.

 

Workshops

Instrument Maker/Mechanical: Steve Ellis

This service aims to design/develop/modify/make unique apparatus for research and provide advice. A supervised workshop is available for individuals to use hand tools and machines.

Further information can be found here.

School of Biological Sciences Workshops

The full list of workshops of the School of Biological Sciences is available here.

 

Web

If you need help developing your research group web pages please contact: Alice Jago

Camtools  This university service is primarily used in the Zoology Department for teaching purposes but it can also be used by research groups to exchange ideas and data etc. Becky Ramshaw can provide advice on how to set up a site or you can find out more on the Caret website.

Reprographic and Audio Visual

There are a number of Reprographic and Audio Visual Services in the university.  Neal Maskell in the Elementary Laboratory can provide advice about these services but further information can be found here

Photography & Illustration Services (PandIS)

The School of the Biological Sciences visual media and workshop facilities

Research Facilities and Centres

There are a large number of research support facilities and inter-departmental, inter-School and inter-University research centres whose web sites listed here.

 

Research Grants Administration

The Research Grants Administrator for the Department is Anastasia Nezhentseva. Anastasia's role is to provide support in all aspects of the administration of research grant applications from the proposal to the final report.

There is a wealth of information about research grants made available by the University's Research Operations Office. Please go to their website where you will find up-to-date information on available grants, advice on how to apply, contract negotiation and much more.

 

X5 (the successor to pFACT)

All Principal Investigators are asked to note that applications for grant funding will almost always require an X5 costing. Please discuss this with Anastasia at the earliest opportunity.

See the Research Operations Office's X5 page for any new updates.

The Department's point of contact for grant applications in the Research Operations Office is Thomas O'Neill (phone: 01223 765870 Thomas.O'Neill@admin.cam.ac.uk).

 

Post award

At the post award stage please contact Simon Beeton in Accounts.