Announcements

Harvard Winter Recess Dec 20th-Jan 2

November 24, 2021
We will be closed for the holidays starting December 20th, and will be open for work again on Jan 3. Please plan accordingly!

Access for non-HUID Holders 8am-4pm

August 16, 2021
The front door to the NWL building will now be open between 8:00am-4:00pm so you can walk right in if masked. Please remember masking is required inside all Harvard buildings. So if you do not have a Harvard ID, you do not need to call us to set up a dropoff. It is still a good idea to email us, but then you can walk in, take the elevator to B2, and drop samples off in the designated freezer or fridge between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Increased 24/7 Access to LC-MS

May 28, 2021
Starting May 29, there will be 24/7 access available for the Bruker Impact II LC-MS/MS system. In order to keep things safer, the instrument computer and HPLC have been moved further left of the mass spectrometer. Two monitors have been setup to see multiple displays of the HPLC and mass spectrometer parameters. You can now signup for slots throughout the day.

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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