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When you need anything to be ordered you shall contact Yvonne Meyer-Lucht.
If you do the order by yourself you have to put reference code 146TOL and your name with the order. Since all invoices are handled electronically the reference code is necessary for the invoice to find our department. Exception from this are invoices from other countries than Sweden. These invoices shall be handed over to the administrator at the department (Emelie Tollin).

The invoices from the suppliers are sent directly for scanning to:
Uppsala universitet
737 84 Fagersta


Address for package delivery:
Dept of Plant Ecology and Evolution
Ref.code 146TOL
Kåbovägen 4
752 36 Uppsala

Address for mail delivery:
Dept of Plant Ecology and Evolution
Norbyvägen 18D
752 36 Uppsala

Mail will be put in the pigeon holes and packages will be put on the bench or in the freezer (ground floor - go through the entrance door and turn immediately to the right).

Sending packages

The campus management takes care of sending packages and documents.
Posten is used for domestic transport and CLX for overseas. CLX is a cost efficient logistics company that also is used by e.g. BMC and Ångström. CLX will direct the consignments to FedEX, UPS or DHL.

Give a note containing this information:
1)Address of recipient
2)Phone number of recipient
3)Name and phone number of the sender
4)E-mail address of sender and recipient
5)Reference code of sender
6)Content (if it is biological samples , it must be declared and stated whether they are contagious or not)
7)The date when the package shall reach its destination

It must be stated if the package contains dry ice. (3 kg dry ice is needed for a 24 h transport).

Leave the package in the mail room and contact one of the technicians in the campus management.
For sending the same day the package must be put in the mail room before 2 pm!


Risk assessment

According to Swedish law, it is mandatory to make a risk assessment for every method used in the laboratory.
You must read risk assessments for the methods you are going to work with and they are all assembled in a binder placed next to the fume hood (ask Kerstin Jeppsson if you cannot find it).
This means that a new risk assessment for each new method introduced in the laboratory must be done.

Handling liquid nitrogen

The liquid nitrogen is kept in the basement. Read the information that is attached on the wall where the liquid nitrogen is kept in the basement! 
You are NOT allowed to go and get the liquid nitrogen by yourself if not someone has demonstrated the procedure for you!
The liquid nitrogen has to be collected in a special thermos (just used for this purpose).
Read the safety data sheet before handling liquid nitrogen! Safety data sheet

Sharp material

In the fume hood there is a plastic jar where all sharp materials shall be thrown in.
Broken lab glassware named Pyrex, Schott or Duran shall be thrown in the paper cardboard (with a styrofoam lid) situated under the fume hood.

Handling waste

In the basement there is a recycling room where one can put e.g. broken glass (transparent and colored), metal waste, paper boxes, styrofoam boxes, plastic waste etc.


All glassware that shall be put in a dish washer has first to be rinsed in water; text removed and then put in a plastic box under the sink.
Petri dishes/tubes containing bacteria has to be treated with 10 % Jodopax (Iodine) and then put in paper box labeled “Riskavfall”.


There are four -80°C freezers in the basement. Before you open one freezer you have to turn the timer on the wall connected to the freezer. When you are finished with you task turn the timer once more immediately after you have closed the lid to the freezer. If the temperature increases too much the alarm will be activated and Akademiska Hus will come and put it off and we will be charged for that.


All chemicals are registered in the database KLARA. Here you can find information about all chemicals we have at the department (safety issues, risks etc.).To get access to KLARA you will need both username and a password. (At time being “växtekologi” for both).
For more information about KLARA you have to log in to Medarbetarportalen. Look under My systems and press the wheel icon. Check the box KLARA, scroll down and press SAVE and you will now have KLARA in your link list.

If you have any questions ask Kerstin Jeppsson ( or 018-471 64 09) who is the chemical consultant at the department.


When you need ethanol (95% and 99,5%) you have to contact Kerstin Jeppsson since she is the only person who has access to the cupboard where the ethanol is stored.

Working alone

This must be avoided as much as possible but sometimes it is inevitable. Please read this information from Arbetsmiljöverket.
Unfortunately it is only in Swedish but please get help with translation from Kerstin Jeppsson or one of your colleagues.
If you are doing fieldwork you have to read “Field work safety”. This link is under Introduction guides (intern information).

Qubit fluorometer

This instrument is measuring the concentration of DNA and RNA.
It is placed in the cupboard above the DNA extraction station.
Read these 3 PDF files for more information: Brochure, User manual, Quick reference card.


There is storage for office supply on 1st floor in our corridor. Please make a note on the list of the door if anything is missing and/or almost running out.


Every Friday we have a common coffee break at 14, 30 and sometimes information will be presented concerning the department.
In the lunchroom there is a list of names informing which persons are responsible for the lunchroom each week (3 persons/week).
A list of tasks is also hanging on the wall in the same lunchroom.