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: 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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 to Thursday, October 02, 2014
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

3140 Krauss Natural Science Building

Join the Micrscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory as they host a Zeiss micrscopy workshop featuring a variety of topics on fluorescence micrscopy and hands-on sessions.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 Free Webinar

Fast Forward Medical Innovation at the University of Michigan Medical School focuses on nurturing commercialization and entrepreneurship.  Join us for a FREE webinar from 2 – 3 pm EST on October 7, 2014 to learn more about Fast Forward Medical Innovation and how YOU can get involved.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Buhl Lawrence D Research Center For Human Genetics

Medical Campus

Room #5915

When do you have an invention?  How do you know if your invention has commercial potential?  Who can help you explore that potential and protect your invention?  Join our panel of experts as we discuss intellectual property and the strategies used to support U-M researchers. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Medical Science Building 2 - South Lecture Hall-3699

Researchers across campus have been receiving expertise and instrumentation for cell sorting and cytometry analysis for 30 years. Join us for a celebration in October, including:

Thursday, October 23, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pond Room- Michigan Union

Join the Flow Cytometry Core and Expert Cytometry for a unique two-day course covering the fundamentals of flow cytometry aimed at new and intermediate users.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Kahn Auditorium, BSRB

This FREE half-day workshop will help attendees learn practical and conceptual processes of developing renewal and resubmission NIH grant applications, and re-examine how proposals are reviewed at NIH. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Research Auditorium, Bldg 10, NCRC

This seminar, featuring a case study of the work of Dr. Matthias Kretzler, is your chance to learn more about the Central Biorepository, which provides an accredited, standardized, safe, and monitored environment for the processing, storage, and distribution of biospecimens.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Research Auditorium

Building 10, North Campus Research Complex

Exploring Integrated Core Services with DNA Sequencing & Bioinformatics

Monday, November 10, 2014
7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Seminar Rooms A & B, Biomedical Science Research Building

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

Monday, November 10, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
8:30 am to 2:00 pm

The class will take place in Room 2578 MSRB II.
Morning Sessions Begin at 8:30 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions Begin at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Transgenic Animal Model Core to learn how to perform every method that the Core uses to manipulate genes in ES cells for the production of gene-targeted mice.