(Or: How to increase the
likelihood that your FEDEX packages
reach their intended destination in a timely fashion)
2. Double check the address. Room number, street address and phone number
are very important.
o Mark Macera, Research Genetics, 2130 S. Memorial Parkway,
Huntsville, AL 35801, (205) 533-4363.
o Jim Zhou, Yeast Genetic Stock Center, ATCC
10801 Universtiy Blvd., Manassas, VA 20110-2209, (703) 365-2761
o Grace Yen / Angela Chu, Stanford U. Biochemistry Dept , 300 Pasteur
Drive, Beckman Center, B400, Stanford, CA 94304-5307, (650) 723-7310.
o Dr. Peter Koetter, EUROSCARF, Institute for Microbiology, Biozentrum
N250, R. 106, Marie-Curie-Str. 9, D-60439 Frankfurt, Germany
Tel.+49 69 798 29529. FAX +49 69 798 29527.
Customs label: Yeast strains for scientific research only, samples
without commercial value. Non radioactive, non biohazardous, non pathogenic.
3. Get diamond shaped 'DRY ICE' stickers from FedEx (call the FedEx
and have them delivered to you). Put them on two sides of the box
label the box as to the weight of dry ice that it contains, in kilograms.
This is essential for all air shipments. Unmarked boxes have been
stopped, without notification of the sender!
4. Packages containing dry ice and going abroad
also require three copies of a shipping invoice listing the shipper,
recipient, and describing the value and contents of the package.
5. Only FedEx on Mondays or Tuesdays. This way you'll have the rest
of the week to deal with problems, should they arise.
6. Get the FedEx tracking number and e-mail it to the recipient the
day. Remind recipient to e-mail you as soon as they get the package.
7. Call FedEx the next day to confirm delivery.
8. If you do not hear from the recipient by two days after sending,