Biomedical Research Core Facilities

About the BRCF

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 https://umich.corefacilities.org. If you have any questions, please contact msishelp@umich.edu or visit the MiCores Help Wiki.

 

Events

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 to Wednesday, April 27, 2016
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Oliphant Marshall Auditorium, Kellogg Eye Center

Designed for medical residents and fellows at U-M, the House Staff Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program provides experiential learning in multidisciplinary teams, as well as the tools and resources needed to identify, gather insight, and implement disruptive innovations in healthcare.

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Tags: Recurring
Thursday, August 20, 2015
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Circle Drive in front of Med Sci 1

Join the Medical School Office of Research during the annual Ice Cream Social, with 50+ exhibitors from labs and offices of the Medical School and across campus.

Group: Research
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, 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 fastest and most efficient way to get your idea off the group and plug into a network of medical innovation experts.  Review the course details and apply for the upcoming cohort today - space is limited!

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Tags: General