News & Events
Biomedical Research Core Facilities
Past BRCF Events and Announcements:
On Tuesday, March 19, the BRCF and Biotech Vendor Services, Inc. bring together biomedical research vendors along with our core facilities to exhibit the latest technology and services available to our U-M researchers.
There will be presentations from the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core, Bioinformatics Core, Metabolomics Core, Flow Cytometry Core and DNA Sequencing Core. FREE lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Exhibitor's Hall Open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Speaking sessions begin at 10 a.m.
Showcase Speaker Series
- 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Forum Hall (4th floor)
The Flow Cytometry Core, Amnis-EMD Millipore and Beckman Coulter will each give presentations on advancing discovery through Flow Cytometry.
- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Plaza Room (3rd floor)
Join Dr. Henriette Remmer, Director of the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core, as she introduces attendees to interpretation of mass spectra and proteomics data with hands-on utilization of the Scaffold TM software.
- 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Forum Hall
The Metabolomics Core hosts Professor Charles Burant, M.D., Ph.D. for "Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomic Profiling in Biomedical Research."
- 2:30-4:00 p.m., Forum Hall
Bioinformatics Core Director Jim Cavalcoli, Ph.D., and DNA Sequencing Core Director Bob Lyons, Ph.D., host Human Genetics Department Chair Sally Camper, Ph.D., for "Tales of a Gene Hunter: the Technical and Bioinforamtic Challenges of Finding Hidden Mutations."
BRCF Exhibitors Include:
- Bioinformatics Core
- Biomedical Research Store
- Biosafety Containment Core
- DNA Sequencing Core
- Flow Cytometry Core
- Metabolomics Core
- Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory
- Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core
- Transgenic Animal Model Core
- Vector Core
BRCF Partner Vendors Include:
- AB Sciex
- Agilent Technologies
- ALPCO Diagnostics
- Amnis EMD Millipore
- BD Biosciences
- Beckman Coulter
- Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC.
- Genomatix Software, Inc.
- Harvard Apparatus
- Illumina, Inc.
- Integrated DNA Technologies
- The Jackson Laboratory
- Leica Microsystems
- Life Technologies
- Mager Scientific
- Miltenyi Biotec, Inc.
- New England Biolabs
- W. Nuhsbaum. Inc.
- Olympus America, Inc.
- Pall Life Sciences
- Perkin Elmer
- Promega Corporation
- Roche Applied Science
- Singulex, Inc.
- Sony Biotechnology
We hope to see you there!
BRCF 2012 Holiday Hours
As in past years, many of the staff in the BRCF will be using their University Season Days between December 25 and January 1. The schedule for the individual laboratories during the holidays are listed as follows.
Bioinformatics Core (B25 NCRC): Services will not be available Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. Please contact Jim Cavalcoli at email@example.com for the specific questions.
Biomedical Research Store
(2580 MSRB II; 2297 LSI; A681 BSRB; 8054 Brehm; 179 B14 NCRC): The Brehm store will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24. All sites except the Brehm site will be open for business until 5:00 p.m. Dec.24. All store sites will reopen at 8:15 a.m. on Jan. 2. The deadline for special orders to be placed will be 10:00 a.m. on Wed., Dec. 19.
Biosafety Containment Core (3566 MSRB II): Please contact Steven King, Ph.D., (763-4859) for the specific holiday schedule.
DNA Sequencing Core (B14 NCRC)
The DNA Sequencing Core's remote sample drop-off locations will follow their normal schedules through Friday, Dec. 21: the Kraus site will close at 12 p.m., the LSI site will close at 3:15 p.m., and the Brehm site will close at 5 p.m. The main sample drop-off desk in 2568 MSRB II will close at 4:30 p.m. The NCRC B14, Rm 122 drop-off desk will be open on Monday, Dec. 24 until 4:30 p.m. but minimal processing of data will occur on this day. All Core operations will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2. To receive results before December 21, please watch the Core's website for notice of turnaround times and any holiday deadlines. For NextGen sequencing and microarray analysis, please contact the Core technician(s) responsible for that analysis.
Flow Cytometry Core
7416/7410 Cancer and Geriatrics Center: The Flow Core will be closed Dec. 24 and 25. The Flow Core will operate with reduced capacity and reduced hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Dec. 26-31. Experiments should be scheduled in advance as usual. However, since the week before Christmas tends to be very busy, investigators who wish to have experiments performed during that time (Dec. 17-21) should schedule their experiments as soon as possible. 3222 Life Sciences Institute: The Flow Cytometry Core Satellite will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. A701 BSRB: The Flow Cytometry Core Satellite will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. 134D B20W NCRC: The Flow Cytometry Core Satellite will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Biosafety Containment Core: The Flow Cytometry Core Satellite will be closed December 24 through January 1.
Metabolomics Core (6300 Brehm/Suite 100 Traverwood IV): Services will not be available after 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. Services will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory
MIL-North (53S B20 NCRC): For those users who have been trained and already have access to MIL-North, rooms 49S and 50S will be fully available for use but there will be no training services Dec. 24 through Jan 1. Please feel free to contact Chris Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any concerns during this time. This also applies to the MIL at BSRB.
Biochemical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core
(1553 CC Little): Please contact Scott Woehler, Ph.D. at 763-9284 for the specific holiday schedule.
Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Core (2560A/2568 MSRB II): Services will not be available after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. The Core will resume services at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Please contact Dr. Henriette Remmer at email@example.com for specific questions.
Transgenic Animal Model Core (2578 MSRB II/2526 MSRB I): Services will not be available after 5:00 p.m. Dec. 21. The Core will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Jan. 2. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions.
Vector Core (3554 MSRB II): The Vector Core will be closed December 24-January 1. Normal business hours will resume on January 2.
Download a copy of the hours here.
Microscopy & Image Analysis Laboratory Offering Workshop Demonstrations at NCRC
U-M Investigators are invited to reserve time for a hands-on session on Leica Microsystems' new gated STED technology. The new TCS SP8 gSTED will be available through mid-January 2013.
The Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core Data Interpretation Workshops are Now Full
Want to learn how to get the most out of your mass spectrometry data?
Join Dr. Henriette Remmer, Director of the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core, as she introduces attendees to interpretation of mass spectra and proteomics data with hands-on utilization of the ScaffoldTM software.
ScaffoldTM is a software platform to visualize and validate tandem MS based proteomics data used in protein identification, PTM analysis, expression profiling and biomarker discovery.
A Q&A session will follow the demo.
The final workshop will be held:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2548 MSRB II
Thank you to all who registered and attended!
The University of Michigan Medical School is hosting several exciting events throughout the week.
“Coffee Talk with MICHR: Helping You Accelerate Discoveries Toward Better Health”
Tuesday, September 18, 9:30 a.m., Postdoctoral Lounge, 2nd Floor Taubman Library
“Improve Your Packaging: How to Prepare Yourself to Be the Best Candidate for a Job in Industry”
Wednesday, September 19, 3:30 p.m., Research Auditorium, NCRC Building 10
“No Job's Too Big, No Job's Too Small: Successful Collaboration Comes in All Shapes and Sizes”
Wednesday, September 19, 5:00 p.m. networking, 6:00pm session, Dining Hall, NCRC Building 18
In an environment of shrinking commercial funding and increasingly uncertain regulation, creative collaboration between academia and industry can mean the difference between a product stalling on the bench or making its way to market and the opportunity to impact human health. Join our panel of leaders from the life sciences industry as they examine successful, real-world collaborations ranging in scope from limited projects all the way up to large institutional/national strategic partnerships.
Arik Anderson, Vice President of Product Development, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
David Tice, Senior Scientist, MedImmune
Kevin Townsend, Clinical Education Consultant, Pfizer
Connie Chang, Director, UMMS Business Development
“Learn Over Lunch: Explore the Latest Technology and Resources from the Biomedical Research Core Facilities”
Friday, September 21, 11:30 a.m., Danto Auditorium, Cardiovascular Center
The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) is a collection of centralized labs and services offering researchers access to state-of-the-art instruments, resources, and expertise. BRCF staff work closely with postdocs on a daily basis and understand how important access to top-of-the-line equipment and technology is to your work. This session is a unique opportunity to learn from the best in biomedical research as the internationally recognized Core Directors discuss the latest innovations and techniques in Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Metabolomics, Flow Cytometry, Transgenic Animal Models and more. FREE lunch, RSVP required.
Attend the FlowJo Training Seminar Aug. 22
New and current users of FlowJo flow cytometry analysis software are invited to attend a training seminar.
Location and Time:
1:00- 2:00 p.m. The Basics of FlowJo and introduction to V10
2:00-2:30 p.m. Compensation, data types and transforms
2:30-3:00 p.m. Advanced platforms, new features and Q&A
Medical Science I – M3330
Attend for one or all sessions -- No registration required.
Training presented by:
Nicholas Ostrout, Ph.D., Application Scientist, Tree Star Inc.
For more information, download the event flyer.
Researchpalooza is the perfect opportunity for colleagues and friends to have a great time and meet, mingle, and learn more about many of the organizations that offer their stellar services to faculty, students, and staff, all at one convenient time and location.
Nine BRCF Cores will have tables at Researchpalooza, as well as a BRCF table. Come by and say hi! We'll have giveaways and more!
Helium Ion Microscopy: Extending the Frontiers in Materials and BioScience Research
Join MIL to learn how the ability of a helium ion microscope to produce surface-sensitive and high resolution images of non-conductive samples is enabling cutting-edge research in material science and biosciences.
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Medical Sciences Bldg. I
Room 2710 Furstenberg
For more information, download the PowerPoint Flyer.
FREE Seminar: Integrating Flow Cytometry and Microscopy to Advance Discovery
Attend a FREE seminar "Imaging + Cytometry"
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 1-2:00 p.m.
Where: M3330 Med Sci I
Light refreshments will be served.
Join the Flow Cytometry Core and Amnis Cytometry Systems to explore technology and data from several example applications that enable functional studies in immunology, oncology, and stem cell research. These systems combine high-speed image capture with image quantification to create statistically powerful microscopy platforms, enabling robust discrimination of cells based on their appearance.
For more information, download the PDF Flyer.
Thank you to everyone who joined the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core for the free Proteomics Seminar on Tuesday, May 1.
To learn more, download a PDF of the main presentation (6 MB): "Protein Identification, Characterization and Quantification by Mass Spectrometry. What Can You Learn and What Can You Believe?" by Susan T. Weintraub, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Institutional Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The Protein Structure Core is now the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core!
To more accurately reflect the services offered by the core, the Protein Structure Core is now the Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core. Learn more about its services.
More than 250 University of Michigan faculty, staff, researchers and students came together to connect with key players in biomedical research. Watch the slideshow to see more.