Research Resources

Links to University Centers

Biophysics NMR Facilities
Biophysics has a wide variety of NMR instruments available.  University researchers are welcome to make use of our equipment.

SMART Center
SMART—Single Molecule Analysis in Real Time.  The goal of the SMART Center is to develop a university-wide initiative in the emerging area of single molecule technology, including single molecule spectroscopy (SMS) and imaging (SMI), laser tweezers (LT), and atomic force microscopy (AFM), to bring basic scientists, engineers, and clinical researchers together to apply this technology to the most relevant questions in medicine and nanotechnology.

Common Equipment

This is a comprehensive list of all shared equipment available for use by Biophysics Faculty. If you have questions regarding use and support, please send an email to: brdrequest@umich.edu.  Click on the images below to view a slideshow presentation of the equipment available in each room.

Room 3020 Equipment

  • ITC and DSC calorimeters made by TA Instruments, purchased 2008
  • DSC by Calorimetry Sciences (CSC), purchased 1998
  • Shimadzu spectrophotometer, purchased 2003
  • NanoDrop 2000c Spectrophotometer, purchased 2010

ITC and DSC calorimeters made by TA Instruments, purchased 2008

Room 4035 Equipment

  • Cary 300 Bio UV/Vis spectrophotometer, purchased 1998
  • JY (ISA) FluoroMax-2 spectrofluorimeter, purchased about 1999
  • Branson sonicator, purchased about 1994

Cary 300 Bio UV/Vis spectrophotometer, purchased 1998

Room 4080 Equipment

  • Beckman Avanti J-E centrifuge, purchased about 2005, under contract
  • Beckman Avanti J-E centrifuge, purchased 2011, will be under contract
  • Beckman JA-10, JA-10.500, JA-14, JA-20 rotors for Avanti centrifuges
  • Beckman Ti-45, Ti-70 rotors for ultracentrifuge
  • Beckman L-70 Ultracentrifuge, purchased about 1995, under contract
  • Beckman GS-15R tabletop centrifuge, purchased 1997, under contract
  • Beckman GS-15R tabletop centrifuge, unknown age, not under contract
  • New Brunswick G25 incubator/shaker
  • Fisher Isotemp incubator
  • Virtis freeze-drier, purchased 1998

Beckman Avanti J-E centrifuge, purchased about 2005, under contract

Rooms 4100 & 4239 Equipment

Room 4100

  • Steris Renaissance autoclave, purchased 2011, will be under contract
  • Two Meile laboratory glassware washers, purchased 1998
  • So-Low -80C horizontal chest freezer, purchased 2008
  • Baxter -20C Cryo upright freezer, unknown age
  • Kelvinator explosion-proof refrigerator, unknown age
  • Hoshizaki ice machine

Room 4239

  • Two walk-in 4C cold rooms

Steris Renaissance autoclave, purchased 2011, will be under contract