The laboratory is based in the basement of the Pearson Building. For enquiries please contact the Laboratory Supervisor Janet Hope, Email: email@example.com Telephone +44 (0) 20 7679 0551, Fax +44 (0) 20 7679 0565. Before commencing work in the laboratory you should read the "lab manual" pages. Methods currently used in the laboratory and their associated risk assessments can be found below. Please ensure that you have read both the method and the risk assessment before coming to the lab to start work. Due to the demand for lab space there is a booking system in operation. Existing bookings can be viewed below. Before booking time in the lab, it is important to discuss your requirements with either Tula Maxted or Janet Hope.
- Contact Details
- Laboratory Methods
- Please ensure that you have read and signed the appropriate risk assessment for any method that you wish to carry out in the laboratory
- Light Microscopy
- Visible light is focused through a specimen by a condenser lens and then it is passed through two more lenses placed at either end of a light-tight tube. The latter two lenses each magnify the image. Limitations to what can be seen in bright field microscopy are not so much related to magnification as they are to resolution, illumination, and contrast. Resolution can be improved using oil immersion lenses, and lighting and contrast can be dramatically improved using modifications such as dark field and phase contrast.
- Lab Manual
- The lab manual pages must be read by all lab users before commencing work. The pages contain important Safety information as well as information on which areas of the lab are suitable for specific types of work.
- Lab Bookings
- UCL login required - access permitted for Geography staff and postgraduates only
- Risk Assessments
- This folder contains the risk assessments for current laboratory methods. Copies of these risk assessments are posted on the lab notice board and these must be signed before commencing work in the labs. Please note that the guide to the COSHH assessments contained within these files can be found in the file "Key to COSHH"
- Waste disposal
- Laboratory waste must be disposed of in accordance with the health and safety guidelines. Some of the waste can be sent for recycling. Please read this section before starting work in the labs.