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
  • Epigenomics 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

A screenshot of the Bioinformatics software by Genomatix.
Monday, April 24, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

North Campus Research Complex

Building 10, Room G065

The BRCF Bioinformatics Core, in conjunction with the the U-M George M. O'Brien Michigan Kidney Translational Core Center, will host Thomas Werner, founder of Genomatix Corporation for a seminar.

Group: Research
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

BSRB Seminar Rooms ABC

This R01 Boot Camp time management workshop is now being offered to ANYONE interested in devoting more time to their research writing.

Group: Research
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am

LIVE ONLINE WEBINAR.

ACCESS LINK AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO PARTICIPANTS WHO RSVP.

Members of a clinical research team who are new users of DataDirect or users looking for more information on features and functionality of the tool are invited to attend this live online training. 

Group: Research
Biomed Innovation Cup
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Auditorium 2, Marriott Eagle Crest Ypsilanti

Join Fast Forward Medical Innovation as teams of biomedical researchers take the stage to pitch their innovations to the “sharks” of the investment world at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium.

Group: FFMI
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Danto Auditorium

Join Research Development for a grant proposal writing workshop addressing many different types of applications -- open to ALL UMMS faculty, postdocs, students and staff!

Group: Research
Business Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Michigan Union, Pendleton Room

Are you supporting research at U-M? Attend this half-day conference to learn more about the growing field of Research Development. 

Group: Research