Have an old Eppendorf microcentrifuge? Win a new Centrifuge 5427 R

Think you have the oldest Eppendorf microcentrifuge? Send us a picture for your chance to win a brand new Centrifuge 5427 R

We're on a mission to track down some of the oldest Eppendorf microcentrifuges in laboratories across the UK and Ireland.

If you have an old Eppendorf microcentrifuge, which may likely resemble a model featured in the picture opposite, then you have a good chance of winning a brand new Eppendorf Centrifuge 5427 R.

Simply upload a picture of your old microcentrifuge to our Facebook page stating it's serial no. In return we'll send you a free copy of our Eppendorf Centrifugation Guide providing an insight into centrifuge safety, maintenance, troubleshooting and useful tips and tricks (name and address required).

*Competition closes 31st December 2014. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page by 14th January 2015.  


Eppendorf UK launches new website

Updates to Eppendorf website combine simple online purchasing with a wealth of product information

Eppendorf has launched a new, updated version of its UK website, combining its existing eShop with a comprehensive library of product information. Customers can now access everything they need to make informed purchase decisions on the complete range of Eppendorf premium laboratory products. Visitors to the site can order free consumables samples, take advantage of current promotional offers, and access valuable service and customer support such as the Eppendorf epServices offering – all from within a single, easy to navigate location.

The website contains all Eppendorf product lines including an extensive array of bioprocess products. With an all-inclusive set of technical information, including FAQ’s, operating manuals, catalogues and brochures, application notes and material data safety sheets, customers have easy access to all the information they require to ensure their equipment fulfils their precise needs. Users can start shopping without having to log in, or can choose to register to the myEppendorf portal, which gives access to online product registration and the epPoints loyalty program.

“With the Eppendorf training centre, application support and information on local distributor partners, as well as comprehensive product information, delivered across in a clear and efficient site, it has never been easier to equip your laboratory with the tools to optimise your research, no matter your specialty,” explains Edwin van Weert, Managing Director of Eppendorf UK Ltd.

Visit the updated Eppendorf website at




Madeline Lancaster wins Eppendorf Award 2014

The American scientist Madeline Lancaster, Ph. D. (Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Juergen Knoblich at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, IMBA, Vienna, Austria) has won the 2014 Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators.

Madeline Lancaster, born 1982, received the Eppendorf Award for her work showing that complex neuronal tissues resembling early states of fetal human brain can be created in vitro from pluripotent stem cells. Her groundbreaking experiments allow for the first time to recapitulate the development of brain structures in a three-dimensional organoid. Madeline Lancaster also documented that diseases caused by aberrant development such as microcephaly can be reproduced in the organoid culture. These discoveries allow for novel approaches towards the understanding of neurological diseases.

The Award ceremony took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, on 22 May 2014.

More information at


Eppendorf BioSpectrometer® fluorescence

Three applications performed in one device – UV/Vis absorption, fluorescence and microvolume

The new BioSpectrometer fluorescence combines UV/Vis absorption measurements with fluorescence options in one device. The fluorescence unit of the BioSpectrometer fluorescence increases the measuring range by a factor of 1,000, for example, to detect dsDNA. Just use the integrated fluorescence unit. As an accessory the Eppendorf µCuvette G1.0 can be used to measure higher concentrated samples. Thus, the system solution of BioSpectrometer fluorescence and µCuvette G1.0 covers a dynamic measuring range of more than 6 logs, from 0.001 to 1,500 ng/µL dsDNA.

>  UV/Vis spectrophotometer to execute measurements from 200 nm to 830 nm

>  Perform fluorescence measurements in the same device

>  Sensitive quantification down to a concentration of 0.001 ng/µL dsDNA

>  Eppendorf µCuvette® G1.0 as optional accessory for measuring > 1.5 µL sample volumes

>  The system solution (BioSpectrometer fluorescence & µCuvette G1.0) offers an extremely broad measuring range (0.001 – 1,500 ng/ µL)

The working principle of the BioSpectrometer fluorescence and the arrangement of the optical paths are illustrated in the following animation:

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New Eppendorf Advantage™ Promotion April 1 – June 30, 2014

More than just a tube: the new Eppendorf Tube 5.0 mL

The new Eppendorf Tube 5.0 mL is much more than just a tube. It is the heart of a completely new sample handling system for medium-sized volumes! Take advantage now of our special limited time offers for Eppendorf Tubes® 5.0 mL and matching equipment.

More information at


Impress Yourself: The new Eppendorf Cell Culture Consumables

Experience a new dimension in cell culture work. In the development of the new Eppendorf Cell Culture Consumables we put a special focus on your needs for excellent cell performance and reliability as well as for advanced protection against contamination. The outstanding design, reliability and purity is based on more than 50 years of experience. Products created by experts, developed for perfectionists.

Coming soon!


Society of Biology names Eppendorf as official sponsor of its amateur photography competition

The annual amateur photography competition run by the Society of Biology recognises some of the most inspiring images of the natural world. The theme for the 2014 competition is ‘Home, Habitat and Shelter’ and opened on the 10th March to submissions showing the unique ways animals, plants and organisms exploit their environment to survive. Eppendorf, has proudly been named as the official sponsor of this year’s event.

Entries can be submitted for the adult and under-18 categories until the 31st July, with the winners to be announced in October during Biology Week 2014.

The Society is holding a free exhibition of shortlisted entries from the past two years to coincide with the launch of this year’s competition. These are being shown in the atrium of the Royal Institution until the 11th April and will also feature 2013’s winning image, ‘Hunting Nectar’ (pictured right) by Putu Sudiarta.

More information on The Society of Biology’s Amateur photography competition


Prize Finalist: Dr Daniel Bendor

Congratulations to Dr Daniel Bendor, lecturer at the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences, University College London who was shortlisted for the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2013.

Read more about Dr. Bendor and his research.

The international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years. Eppendorf and the scientific journal Science established this prize in 2002.

In 2013, the $25,000 prize money was awarded to the Israeli scientist, Michael Yartsev, Ph.D., CV Starr Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. Dr. Yartsev uses an unusual animal model, the bat, to study the underlying neural mechanisms of spatial memory and navigation in the mammalian brain.

More information on the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology and how to apply for the 2014 prize.


Take the Multipette M4 challenge!

How fast can you dispense? Visit one of our Eppendorf exhibitions around the UK and take the Multipette® M4 challenge for your chance to win a new Multipette® M4 hand dispenser. Additionally, all entries will qualify for our Apple iPad® mini prize draw.

Contact your local Eppendorf Product Specialist to find out where the next exhibition will be near you!

Competition rules

  • Fill a 96 well plate with 100 µl per well using 10 mL Combitips advanced®
  • The fastest time from max. 3 attempts per person will be entered into the draw
  • Spills or missing wells will not qualify as an attempt

Want to find out if you’re the fastest? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

The winner will be announced after 30th June 2014.




New Eppendorf Microinjection Suite at the Hadyn Ellis building

As part of Eppendorf's commitment to UK Science and to delivering the highest quality instruments and consumables to the life science community, the company has provided Cardiff University's flagship Hadyn Ellis building, newly opened in November 2013, with a complete microinjection facility. The new Eppendorf Microinjection Suite will support pioneering work in critically important areas such as how recently identified 'cancer stem cells' drive the growth of the most common types of cancer, as well as bringing about a better understanding of a range of neurodegenerative disorders.

"We're very excited to welcome the Eppendorf Microinjection Suite to Cardiff University," said Professor Alan Clarke, Director of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute. "Our team is dedicated to furthering knowledge and understanding in fields which have a dramatic impact on many people's lives. With Eppendorf's support in ensuring we have the latest, cutting edge equipment and technologies at our disposal, we are confident of making real progress."

The Hadyn Ellis building was officially opened on Thursday 7th November by Edwina Hart, Welsh Minister for Science, in the company of more than 200 specially invited guests.

Read the full press release here at SelectScience.