aim of PSF is to provide cloning,
expression screening and protein production services as well as access
instrumentation for high throughput crystallography and biophysical
characterization to facilitate research activities for
academic research groups . The PSF platform is utilizing the
developed and implemented by the Structural Genomics Consortium
Becoming a user:
To become a user on the
platform contact Helena
Berglund (cloning and protein production, general inquiries), Tomas Nyman (biophysics), Martin
Moche (protein crystallography).
User fees and
academic user fee is comprised of
consumables, instruments and university OH. Staff and rent is
Karolinska Institutet, SciLifeLab and VR-SWEDSTRUCT.
Charges for services and instrument access are
based costs for consumables, equipment running costs, maintenance and
depreciation. Commercial users pay full costs including staff, premises
experimental work will be included in the
invoices for cloning and protein production services.
that fail during technically successful experiments are transferred
back to the
user together with generated data. Additional investigation or problem
is not automatically initiated by PSF but can be performed after
agreement with the user. Failed samples can also re-enter the project
be treated with minor modifications to the standard process.
access charges will be based on users
recording actual instrument use in log-books. Recurring failures
to do so will
result in a penalty fee and instrument access being revoked.
will be sent quarterly and subject to
30 days net payment terms.
Invoice dates: Feb 28, May 30, Aug 31 and
To help PSF in future evaluations and
applications all users are
required to acknowledge
experimentation or services performed at PSF in manuscripts submitted
Suggested acknowledgment text:
This work was facilitated by the Protein Science
Facility at Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab (http://psf.ki.se).
performed at the Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab Protein
Science Core Facility
To become a ”dedicated user” on the platform
with guaranteed access over long time (% of staff hours, or %
full cost coverage is required. To this end we are happy to participate
collaborative grant applications to fund such projects.