Biomedical Research Core Facilities
We believe in serving you, advancing health, and paving the way for great discoveries in biomedical research at the University of Michigan and beyond.
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.
provides high-quality, low-cost DNA analysis for research clients on a recharge basis, including genotyping, gene expression analysis, DNA quantification and quality control
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
offers equipment for microscopic imaging, including fluorescence microscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy
produces transgenic mice and rats, CRISPR/Cas9 pipeline, mouse knockout models, ES cell lines, and BAC Recombineering
How We Help
Standing Together Against Racism
Michigan Medicine leadership recently issued the statement that “we unequivocally recognize racism as a public health issue and we stand together against bias and inequality.”
Here at the Medical School Office of Research, we wholeheartedly endorse this message and the institutional strategy and actions required to take on and defeat racism. Michigan Medicine and the university are adding new tools and resources every day to foster culture change, and we encourage you to connect with the Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience if you are struggling with issues of racism and how it impacts your personal and professional life.
Racism has no place in the Medical School Office of Research. As current events unfold across the country, and the fall-out of the pandemic continues to contribute to anxiety at both a personal and community level, we continue to be committed to nurturing an environment of compassion and inclusion that ultimately helps us fulfill our mission to support research and improve the lives of patients.
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.
The Biosciences Initiative and Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus. The new Michigan Research Cores web portal now enables researchers to easily find and identify the location and capabilities of 70 research cores across campus. Visit the site to learn more!
Microscopy Core Awarded 2-Year Grant Extension from the CZI Imaging Scientists Initiative Program
BRCF Microscopy Core Director Jennifer Peters Ph.D. has been awarded a 2-year grant extension from the CZI Imaging Scientists Initiative program. When the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) was founded in 2015, their goal was to “understand how we could best help …Breaking News
Advanced Genomics Core Upgrades Single Cell Offerings with New 10x Genomics Chromium X
The BRCF Advanced Genomics Core is pleased to announce the addition of the 10x Genomics Chromium X, a next-generation microfluidic platform, to our stable of single-cell instrumentation. The Chromium X acquisition ushers in the ability to execute High Throughput (HT) …Products Breaking News AGC Blog Posts
High-Resolution Characterization of the Immune System with Single Cell Immune Profiling HT
Tuesday, February 8th @ 1:00 p.m. Presented By: BRCF Advanced Genomics Core and 10x Genomics The immune system is incredibly dynamic, comprising many complex cell types and innumerable specificities to respond to infection, injury, and inflammation. While single-cell transcriptional profiling …
Bioinformatics Core Winter 2022 Workshop Series – Computational Foundations
A focused introduction to basic research computing skills in a supportive & inclusive environment. Date and Time: (Must Attend All Sessions) Mon, Feb 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST Tue, Mar 1, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM …Event