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What is MiCORES?


Initially adopted by the Medical School's Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) in Fall 2013, Agilent CrossLab iLab Operations Software is a core facility management system designed to support operations for a myriad of types and sizes of centralized labs and shared resource facilities.

The modular web-based software solution's functionality includes resource scheduling (calendars for reserving specific resources), hardware interlock functionality, (access control for sensitive or validated equipment), billing and reporting, and time and cost tracking against projects.

Through a collaboration between the Biosciences Initiative, the University of Michigan Office of Research, and the Medical School Office of Research, the software was branded internally as MiCORES.  MiCORES is currently being implemented to cores, labs and shared resource facilities across the university community.



To login to MiCORES, please click the green "login" button located at the top right side of this page.
Individuals from outside of the University of Michigan with iLab accounts can use their current account by clicking the green "login" button and then clicking the "Login using iLab credentials" checkbox in the "Not a UMich user?" section of the login dialogue box.
Need an iLab Account?
Click the green "login" button, located at the top right side of this page, to get started. The system is accessible to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students through your uniqname and Level-1 (UMICH) password. Individuals associated with the University of Michigan without University credentials will need to click the "register" link to create an iLab account.  
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. Please note: users must also be approved into each Core they would like to request services from. To register for an account, follow these simple steps.
Questions about MiCORES?
MiCORES is supported by the HITS (Health Information Technology Services) Service Desk. If you have any questions pertaining to the system, please contact Health ITS by clicking here, by phone at 734-936-8000.



iLab Cores at University of Michigan

Cores at Dentistry

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH School of Dentistry MicroCT Core

At the MicroCT Core, Scanco µCT 100 micro-computed tomography system provides high resolution scans of radio opaque specimens such as bone, contrasted soft tissue, bio materials, etc.

Michelle Lynch 734-615-7631

Cores at Life Sciences Institute

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Center for Structural Biology (CSB)

The Center for Structural Biology (CSB), housed in the Life Sciences Institute, is a comprehensive structural biology resource for researchers at the University of Michigan and surrounding areas.

Jeanne Stuckey, Ph.D. (734) 647-7534
UMICH Cryo-EM Facility

The U-M Life Sciences Institute is home to a world-class cryo-EM laboratory, with state-of-the-art instruments and faculty specializing in this emerging field.

Amy Bondy, Ph.D. (734) 647-8176

The Center for Chemical Genomics provides high-throughput screening of extensive small molecule, natural product and siRNA libraries – along with assay development and optimization – for basic biology and drug discovery projects.

UMICH LSI Equipment Core

Cathy Andrews 734-615-7430

Our mass spectrometry facility provides both open and assisted services for the analysis of proteins and small molecules, as well as training on use of the instruments.

Wendy Feng 734-615-5516

Cores at Literature, Science, and the Arts

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext

State of the art NMR instruments provide the ability to obtain structural, dynamic and kinetic information on biological macromolecules including protein, RNA and DNA. Automated sampling devices also make it ideal for metabolomics and high throughput data collection.

Debashish Sahu 734-647-3872

Cores at Medical School

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Cancer Bioinformatics Shared Resource

Arvind Rao 7-1289
UMICH Center for Molecular Imaging

<p>The CMI is a shared resource aimed at providing state-of-the-art imaging services for the research community. The CMI is a central, diverse, and dynamic combination of facilities wherein exchange of techniques and ideas can occur, fostering productive interdisciplinary collaborations in research.</p>

UMICH CyTOF Facility

The CyTOF Core at the University of Michigan was founded in 2018 to promote a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. Our goal is to share our equipment and expertise with ambitious researchers to help solve the most challenging problems in cellu

Luke Bugada 3027660407
UMICH Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

The Rogel Cancer Center Immunology Core provides research assistance to members of the university, with priority given to Rogel Cancer Center members.

Joel Whitfield 734-647-9524
UMICH Microscopy, Imaging and Cellular Physiology Core (MICPC)

<p>The MICP Core provides state-of-the-art protein and RNA imaging and cell physiological analysis to enhance the diabetes-related research at the University of Michigan.</p>

Imaging Laboratory
UMICH Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (ORL) Histology Core

Enhancing existing research by centralizing histologic efforts to achieve high quality and reasonably priced histology for center investigators, and to ensure, in collaboration with the other Cores, a cost-effective, efficient, integrated, hierarchical approach to evaluation of tissue phenotypes.

Carol Whitinger 936-1635
UMICH Proteomics Resource Facility

The goal of the PRF is to assist researchers in designing proteomic experiments, maintain state-of-the-art instrumentation, provide technical expertise and bioinformatics support during both discovery and validation phases of proteomic experiments.

Alexey Nesvizhskii, Ph.D (734) 764-3516
UMMS Central Biorepository

The Central Biorepository, a unit of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research, facilitates discovery and improves healthcare outcomes by providing high-quality, highly annotated human biospecimens donated for basic, clinical and translational research.

Vici Blanc 734-763-6423

Cores at Medical School – BRCF

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Advanced Genomics Core

Olivia Koues, Ph.D. (734) 764-8531
UMICH Bioinformatics Core

The BRCF Bioinformatics Core provides bioinformatics analysis to support research activities.

Marci Brandenburg 734-615-1643
UMICH Biomedical Research Store

The BRCF Biomedical Research Store provides on-site procurement of enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry.

Christina Stilson 734-936-2870
UMICH Epigenomics

The BRCF Epigenomics Core provides sample quality control, library preparation, and sequencing for the study of cytosine and histone modifications.

UMICH Flow Cytometry Core

The BRCF Flow Cytometry Core provides instrumentation and expertise for flow cytometric analysis or cell sorting.

David Adams 734-764-8107
UMICH Metabolomics Core

The BRCF Metabolomics Core provides determination of small quantity metabolites in cells, tissues, and biological fluids.

Maureen Kachman 734-232-0842
UMICH Microscopy Core

The BRCF Microscopy Core provides instrumentation and expertise for microscopic imaging studies of cell and tissue morphology and ultrastructure.

Aaron Taylor 734-936-4912
UMICH Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core

The Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core offers research services in qualitative and quantitative proteomics including Pathway Analysis. We are a full-service core and provide expert services from project consultation all the way to data analysis, interpretation and software training.

Henriette Remmer, Ph.D. 734-763-6285
UMICH Sample Preservation Freezer Facility

Ati Tislerics 734-763-7752
UMICH Transgenic Animal Model Core

The BRCF Transgenic Animal Model Core provides expertise in CRISPR/Cas9 in transgenic mice, rats, and embryonic stem cell technology.

Thom Saunders 734-647-2910
UMICH Vector Core

The Vector Core produces gene transfer vectors that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells. We also provide full service gene editing in cell lines using CRISPR technology.

Thomas Lanigan 734-764-5201

Cores at Pharmacy

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Biochemical NMR Core

The Biochemical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (BNMR) Laboratory provides research support for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. We offer quantitative metabolomics NMR services for different biological fluids including whole blood, serum, plasma, urine, cell media.

Hank Mosberg 734-764-8117 (office)

Other cores at University of Michigan

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext