Announcements

Thanksgiving Holiday November 26-27

November 24, 2020

The Harvard Center for Mass Spectrometry will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 26 and 27. We will be back in the lab on December 30th. A very Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet @ Tradewinds Restaurant - Duran Golf Club

Winter Recess Dec 21-Dec 31 (Submission Deadline 12/15/20)

November 17, 2020
This year, we have an extended Winter Recess starting on December 21. Therefore, for complex sample analyses such as proteomics and LC-MS, no results will be available if samples are submitted after December 15. Please note, depending on our sample queue, there may be a delay even if samples are submitted after December 15 in getting the results to you. Happy Holidays!

Open Access After Monday August 3

July 31, 2020

Direct access to the open access to the following instruments will be allowed between the hours of 6:00pm and 6:00am. You still have to sign up for instrument time on SPINAL

1. Agilent HPLC with Diode Array Detector

2. Bruker Impact II q-TOF

Access to the MALDI-TOF will be all day. Please come during your allowed time and make sure you let Sunia know you are about to come in for open access, so you can be granted entry into the lab via your HUID.

New Sample Submission Procedure

June 5, 2020

Logon to MiniLIMS sample submission system and communicate with staff member handling your samples. Place samples (labeled with your name, PI's name, submission number from MINILIMS,  i.e. SUB0XXXX)  in either the freezer (left) or fridge (right), and email us that you have done this. Email hcms@fas.harvard.edu (AND possibly the staff member handling your samples, or proteomics@fas.harvard.edu for proteomics samples). The sample submission fridge and freezer are placed outside the double doors as you exit the elevators on B2. Alternatively, you can FedEx your...

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Opening back up Monday, June 8th

June 2, 2020

The Harvard Center for Mass Spectrometry will be opening back up on Monday, June 8th. Please note that there are strict measures in place to limit person-to-person interactions, so we will be doing things differently. Consider shipping samples or using intercampus mail. Call, email or zoom to communicate with us! There will be no open access to instrumentation previously open to trained users. We will continue to use our existing on-line MINILIMS system to deliver reports and data to our facility users....

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Re-opening soon! Stay tuned!

June 2, 2020
We are hoping to re-open for fee-for-service work soon, possibly second week of June. This date is not officially confirmed yet so please check again. We should now more by June 5, 2020 and will announce it here on our website.

University Wide Measures Due to COVID-19-NEW

March 10, 2020

Following University guidance in response to the COVID-19 threat, Harvard Center for Mass Spectrometry will not permit access to non-Harvard researchers starting on Monday, March 16th. Non-Harvard researchers may not independently use our instruments, may not drop off samples in person, and may not visit for consultations. Researchers may mail samples and consultations will be offered using Zoom. We expect this restriction to last at least until April 30. As of this writing, researchers from Harvard and the...

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