Biomedical Research Core Facilities

2015 Holiday Hours Announced

As in past years, many of the staff in the Biomedical Research Core Facilities will be using their University Season Days between December 25 and January 1. Visit the full BRCF holiday schedule online or download a PDF.

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 If you have any questions, please contact or visit the MiCores Help Wiki.



Wednesday, December 02, 2015
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Kellogg Eye Center

Oliphant-Marshall Auditorium

Join the FFMI House Staff Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program as we discuss clinical trial basics, including trial types, contracts, budgets, participants, and conflict of interest.  

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Thursday, December 03, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

G063-64, NCRC Bldg. 10

Academic researchers often look for co-development partnerships with companies, while start-ups seek acquisition. But how do you know when to run down the middle, or when to throw long? Join the Fast Forward Medical Innovation team and BioArbor for this huddle on the ins and outs of industry relationships.

Group: FFMI
Tags: General
Thursday, December 10, 2015
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Danto Auditorium, Cardiovascular Center

NEW DATE: Join the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core and MS Bioworks as they discuss clinical applications for quantitative proteomics, including data analysis, experimental design and more.

Group: Research