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Laboratory Rules at Genetics & Bioengineering Department 

As work in the laboratory is part of the academic requirement, students are expected to bring their own lab coats. We also ask our students to follow lab rules and exercise proper care around laboratory equipment. In case of a damaged or destroyed laboratory piece of equipment, students will be asked to take financial responsibility for the replacement. Furthermore, lab rules are of utmost importance as they ensure safety of students and instructors as well as productive and satisfying experiment and laboratory results and exercises. As the GBE laboratories are a shared space by all GBE staff and students of all levels, responsibility and accountability are strictly upheld for the safety of everyone as well as the wonderful science. That is why the GBE Department has crafted a list of lab rules, which are as follows:

  • Students must wear lab coats at all times while in the laboratories. These are NOT to be worn outside of the GBE corridors as the safety of University staff as well as the lab coats is compromised.
  • Gloves are to be worn at all times while working with chemicals and biological material.
  • Goggles must be worn while working with liquids.
  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn, which means that flip flops and sandals are strictly prohibited.
  • Jewelry is not allowed in the laboratory, which is why we ask you to take it off and place it into your locker before the experiment begins.
  • Long hair must be tied back.
  • Experiments are not allowed to be performed without the supervision of a laboratory assistant or professor.
  • All students should be present at laboratory sessions, as their absence without a medical excuse will not be accounted for.
  • If a student should damage or destroy laboratory goods, he/she is responsible for any and all financial fees associated with repairs and/or replacements.
  • Students must be on time to ensure that laboratory lectures/exercises take place without interruptions. Students who are late more than 5 minutes will not be allowed to enter the laboratory exercise, and the absence will be deemed unexcused.