Central Technical Services (CTS)
The CTS is a ‘housekeeping’ service that provides core support to research labs throughout the School of Life Sciences and the D’Arcy Thompson Unit (DTU).
Central Technical Services
School of Life Sciences
Sir James Black and Wellcome Trust Building
University of Dundee
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The Central Technical Service (CTS) is the largest professional service team operating in the School of Life Sciences (SLS), and works closely with other professional service teams within the complex (i.e. Stores, the Lab Management Team and the Safety Services Team).
The CTS provides a core service for all research groups around the SLS. The CTS can be divided into 5 distinct departments.
- Media Prep Facility – provide ‘made to order’ agar plates, liquid media, and buffers for labs around the SLS.
- Glass Wash-up Facility – Collection and processing of chemically contaminated glass and plasticware. The clean items are then returned to their lab of origin. We also provide a sterilisation service for equipment and buffers.
- Biohazard Waste Facility – Collection, processing and disposal of all solid and liquid biohazard waste created within the SLS.
- Sterile Supplies Unit – Pipette tip service and lab coat provision.
- Specialised Cat.2 Cleaning Team – Take care of areas where the morning cleaning team are not permitted. In these areas we sweep and clean the floors/sinks, as well as cleaning specialised Cat.2 equipment i.e. Incubators.
Ryan Webster – Central Technical Service Manager
+44 (0)1382 384255
Karen McGovern – Media Team Lead
+44 (0)1382 381058
+44 (0)1382 381058
CTS Team - requests
WTB Kitchen – +44 (0)1382 385683
JBC Kitchen – +44 (0)1382 386205
Sterile Supplies – +44 (0)1382 386204
Jenna Anderson - Technical Assistant
Paige Barclay - Technical Assistant
Paul Clark - Technical Assistant
Stevie Dalglish - Technical Assistant
Alasdair Gibb - Technical Assistant
Lisa Hyland - Media Technician
Ross Kenneth - Support Assistant
Brian Kenny - Technical Assistant
Arlene Law – Technical Assistant
Scott MacQueen - Technical Assistant
Karen McGovern - Media Team Lead
Vicki Murray - Technical Assistant
Stiofan Rattray - Support Assistant
Leanne Reid - Technical Assistant
Carole Squire - Technical Assistant
Chris Stephen - Media/Technical Assistant
Aileen Tinti - - Technical Assistant
Ryan Webster - CTS Manager
Jordan Wooding - Technical Assistant