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.

BRCF Launches MiCores: a New Online Core Management System

The Biomedical Research Core Facilities are moving ahead with 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 Biomedical Research Core Facilities will be launching MiCores in three waves, starting with the Bioinformatics Core, Flow Cytometry Core, Metabolomics Core and Sample Preservation Freezer Farm Facility (launched September 2013).

All Wave One 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

Thursday, May 01, 2014
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building

The internationally recognized Transgenic Animal Model Core celebrates 25 years of achievement at the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Seminar Rooms, Biomedical Science Research Building

U-M experts offer their insights on taking therapeutic, device, and diagnostic projects from bench to bedside. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dining Hall, NCRC Building 18

Take advantage of this free symposium where industry and foundation business development professionals, along with our own U-M experts, address the latest trends and topics in academic-private sector collaboration.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Forum Hall, 4th Floor
Palmer Commons

Join Susan T. Weintraub, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the Institutional Mass Spectrometry Institute, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, as she presents on "Protein Characterization and Quantitation by Mass Spectrometry. What Can you Learn and What Can you Believe?"

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Research Auditorium, NCRC Building 10

The latest trends in digital health innovation, with U-M experts highlighting the resources available to help you join the digital healthcare revolution.