Equipment, reagents and ordering
Is there any equipment you think the lab should have? Are you thinking of purchasing lab equipment for your team?
All equipment procurement and service and maintenance agreements are managed by Ranbir Bailey.
Staff with approval and a budget to buy new equipment should notify Ranbir as far in advance as possible. If you don’t have a budget but think the lab would benefit from some new equipment, let the LMT know.
To ensure that the Museum is legally compliant with Public Procurement rules (and EU Law), procurement and service/maintenance agreements are mandatory unless approved by the Procurement Manager, even when using Government Procurement Cards.
Laboratory equipment includes all white goods such as fridges, freezers, microwaves, and so on. White goods required for domestic use are to be requested through Estates.
Feel free to download and use our protocols for your own experiments.
- General stock solutions - over 35 recipes for the lab's most common reagents PDF (87KB)
- Agar plates PDF (10KB)
- Bacterial growth media PDF (171KB)
- Chloramphenicol PDF (31KB)
- EDTA PDF (28KB)
- IPTG/X-gal (19KB)
- Phenol chloroform (12KB)
- RNase (16KB)
- Rq1-DNase (16KB)
- TE buffer (29KB)
- Tris (27KB)
Please note: Health and safety information is not provided with the protocols. It is your responsibility to obtain, read and adhere to all H&S procedures for your work. Please ask the LMT if you need help with this.
If you do use the protocols in your work, please reference the following in any publication or presentation about work where the protocol is used:
- the named author (at the top of the protocol)
- Molecular Laboratories, Natural History Museum, London.