image of uranyl acetate stained hepatitis B virus capsidsBiosafety Guidelines for the EMC

Guidelines for handling biosafety level 2 (BSL 2) agents in Simon Hall 032B (the prep area for our JEOL JEM 3200FS) were released in March of 2016 and can be found posted in SI 032B and here. Agents with higher biosafety levels are not permitted in the EMC, though it may be possible to arrange for EM work on such agents to be done elsewhere.

Food and drink are not permitted in this prep area, but are currently allowed in the microscope room, but should not be placed onto the microscope itself.