Category: Important News

Scheduler platform changeover

Good morning and Happy New Semester!I hope everyone was able to get a well-deserved break. This message is to inform you about our new scheduling system for core/shared equipment. The old system is broken/breaking and is past end of life. In order to provide the lowest rates to you, The PICF will not be joining […]



As part of phase I, all use of LSE autoclaves 348/548 requires a reservation in the google calendar.  Info here. If you do not have access to google apps via your BU account, please visit  ( then notify

Research Recovery Phase I

We are nearing the formalization of new procedures for shared equipment and shared spaces.  One of the biggest changes in policy is a new google calendar system that is in addition to the usual core scheduler that will allow users to reserve a workspace and see that a particular zone is available. Information about this […]

The Lab Hack gentle centrifuge

Meet the new qPCR plate spinner: This is a commonly used lab hack where a salad spinner is repurposed into a gentle centrifuge for plates prior to qPCR. To use: Place your plate flat on the bottom of the green basket to one side of the dimple(1) Place the lid on Hold down the top […]