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Core Facilities

Cores are centralized facilities or labs which offer shared services, shared equipment, resources and expertise to biomedical researchers and investigators on a fee-for-service basis.

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Bioinformatics

develops and applies computational tools and methods to biological or biomedical research data including acquisition, storage, organization, analysis, or visualization of data

Biomedical Research Store

provides easy, on-site procurement of more than 700 different items, including enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry

DNA Sequencing

provides high-quality, low-cost DNA analysis for research clients on a recharge basis, including genotyping, gene expression analysis, DNA quantification and quality control

Epigenomics

provides resources and services to prepare samples for analysis in epigenetic regulation in both genome-wide and locus-specific manners

Flow Cytometry

provides instrumentation and expertise in flow cytometric analysis and cell sorting

Metabolomics

measures and analyzes concentrations of small molecules in biological samples, including targeted and untargeted assays. Services include initial consultation, method development, data collection, interpretation, and presentation.

Microscopy

offers equipment for microscopic imaging, including fluorescence microscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy

Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis

exceptional access to research services in peptide synthesis, qualitative and quantitative proteomics and protein analysis by mass spectrometry and other techniques

Sample Preservation Freezer Facility

archive small quantities of irreplaceable research specimens in case of a disastrous loss of material at the investigator’s primary storage site

Transgenic Animal Model

produces transgenic mice and rats, CRISPR/Cas9 pipeline, mouse knockout models, ES cell lines, and BAC Recombineering

Vector

produces gene transfer vectors, using AAV, adenovirus, lentivirus, retrovirus, and plasmids, that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells

Biochemical Nuclear Magnetic Resource

support and consultation in the planning, implementation, and analysis of experiments performed on state-of-the-art high field 400 MHz and 500 MHz NMR spectrometers

The Biomedical Research Store

Provides University of Michigan research investigators with easy, on-site procurement of enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry.

More than 700 different items from 13 vendors are stocked at five locations for immediate purchase.

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Case Studies

Read about featured University researchers to see examples of projects that used a variety of Cores and the services of BRCF to meet their needs. Work closely with one or more BRCF Cores and want to share your experience? Contact us!

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Events

  • Fiji Image Processing and Analysis Workshop pt. II

    This two-day workshop aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles behind digital image processing and the practical knowledge of how to apply various image processing and analysis techniques. No prior knowledge of FIJI/ImageJ is required. This course …

     
  • Imaging Life with New Frontiers in Spatial and Temporal Resolution

    Want to learn more about HHMI Janelia’s Advanced Imaging Center? Attend a lecture by AIC Director Dr. Teng-Leong Chew. Visualizing and understanding complex biological processes demands the integrated efforts of biologists and physicists. The mission of the Advanced Imaging Center …