Biomedical Research Core Facilities

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) are part of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research. We enable cutting-edge research by helping researchers economically and efficiently take advantage of the latest technology and collaborate with top experts in the field.

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We continually evaluate the technology and service needs of researchers, coordinate applications for grants to purchase equipment, and offer comprehensive training for investigators.  And many of our Cores offer their services to other research institutions and the private sector.  The BRCF are among the top enablers in the Medical School's Strategic Research Initiative. Together, we work to facilitate the infrastructure improvements that benefit the entire research enterprise and leverage resources to support investigator-driven science. To learn more about recent strategic investments made into the Cores, visit the investments page.

Serving the entire University of Michigan research enterprise, the BRCF aims to provide our customers with economical, efficient services of the highest quality with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health.

To learn more about the Biomedical Research Core Facilities, download the BRCF Overview Flyer.

BRCF Launches MiCores: Online Core Management System

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities are in the final stages of implementing MiCores, an online system from iLab Solutions designed to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core service requests. We're excited to offer this as a resource to our customers, and all core users are invited to use the system. The following Biomedical Research Core Facilities are currently in the system:

  • Bioinformatics Core
  • Biosafety Containment Core
  • Flow Cytometry Core
  • Metabolomics Core
  • Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory 
  • Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core
  • Sample Preservation Freezer Farm Facility 
  • Transgenic Animal Model Core
  • Vector Core

All Core users are invited to use the system, which you can access using your Uniqname and level-1/ Kerberos password. Once you complete the one-time registration process and are approved by your PI or Lab Manager, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.

Set up an account at If you have any questions, please contact or visit the MiCores Help Wiki.



Wednesday, September 16, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education

Sheldon Auditorim

Please join us as we welcome Brian Fritz, PhD, from Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation as he discusses his experiences from the front lines of product development, sales, marketing and customer support, as well as focus on the evolution of a business from start-up to a larger, and more truly commercial organization.

Group: FFMI
Tags: CME
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research  Building

Join us for the 2nd Annual Protein Folding Diseases Initiative Symposium on Friday, September 18. This year's focus is on molecular machines and how they function in health and disease.

Group: Research
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Multi-Purpose Room, 4360 Taubman Health Sciences Library

Finding funding to support your research can be challenging. Sign up for this free workshop to learn all the tips and tricks you'll need for a successful funding search.

Group: Research
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

BSRB Seminar Rooms

Stay on the cutting edge of biomedical research by learning about how the Epigenomics Core can help with your research at this event hosted by the Biomedical Research Core Facilities as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This session also includes free lunch.

Group: Research
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) - Seminar Rooms

An informal ideation session designed to generate innovative research projects in health and promote cross-unit collaboration of faculty eligible for MCubed 2.0.  

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Kahn Auditorium, BSRB

Postdocs can learn about how they can be a part of the exciting, fast-paced world of biomedical commercialization at this event hosted by Fast Forward Medical Innovation as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Panel session to be followed by a networking reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Group: Research
Tags: General
Thursday, September 24, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Room G063, NCRC Building 10

Join a panel of U-M experts as they discuss communication strategies and the various channels and resources available at the University and for the wider public audience at this event hosted by the Medical School Office of Research as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This session also includes free lunch.

Group: Research
Friday, October 09, 2015 to Friday, November 06, 2015
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

NCRC - Building 10, G063/G064

Do you have an idea for a medical device, healthcare IT application/software, therapeutic, or diagnostic?  Are you unsure on what to do next?  The ETD Course is the most efficient way to get your idea off the ground and plugged into a network of medical innovation experts.  Review the course details and apply for the upcoming cohort today - space is limited!

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Thursday, October 29, 2015
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) - Seminar Rooms

Do you have an idea for a medical device?  This informal and interactive educational session is designed to highlight the stages of the medical device development process, share details on resources, and help push forward existing concepts.

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seminar Rooms, Biomedical Science Research Building

Learn how to develop a persuasive grant proposal that is responsive to sponsor priorities.

Group: Research