Sample Preservation Freezer Facility

Archive small quantities of irreplaceable research specimens

 

About the Sample Preservation Freezer Facility

The Sample Preservation Freezer Facility allows researchers to archive small quantities of irreplaceable research specimens in case of a disastrous loss of material at the investigator’s primary storage site. Providing secure, long-term storage, the Freezer Facility comprises -80°C freezers with emergency backup power. The site and each individual freezer is locked and protected by an alarm system.

Features include:

  • Dedicated site with an emergency backup power generator; a separate cooling system is also tied into the backup generator.
  • Backup freezer(s) are kept cold to facilitate a transfer of materials in the event of equipment failure.
  • Locked entry to the site and separate locks for each individual freezer.
  • The site is protected by an alarm system linked to the University’s Facilities Maintenance department.
  • Restricted Access limited to the Principal Investigator or designee, and only when escorted by BRCF staff.

Sample Preservation Freezer Facility by the Numbers

Founded

Recharge Activity (FY17)

Principal Investigators

Events

  • Fundamentals of Microscopic Optical Imaging Workshop Day 1

    Join Microscopy Core Director Aaron Taylor, Ph.D. for a two-day, afternoon workshop that aims to provide attendees with an understanding of the principles of how commonly-encountered light and electron microscope designs create an image. No prior knowledge of imaging is required. This …

     
  • Fundamentals of Microscopic Optical Imaging Workshop Day 2

    Join Microscopy Core Director Aaron Taylor, Ph.D. for a two-day, afternoon workshop that aims to provide attendees with an understanding of the principles of how commonly-encountered light and electron microscope designs create an image. No prior knowledge of imaging is required. This …

     

News

  • Give Us Your Best Shot: Enter the Microscopy Core Image Contest!

    The BRCF Microscopy Core is pleased to announce our first annual image contest. We would love to see your images! Click HERE to complete the entry form and you could win: 1st place: $50 Amazon gift card 2nd place: $25 Amazon gift card …

     
  • The DNA Sequencing Core Welcomes New Leadership

    A Message from Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., Interim Chief Scientific Director, and BRCF Leadership  We are pleased to announce that Thomas Wilson MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Human Genetics, and Olivia Koues, Ph.D., have joined the University of Michigan Medical …