Research Resources

Explore core scientific facilities, services and other research resources available to CBS faculty and students.

  • A consortium of U of M research service facilities offering state-of-the-art instrumentation and user-friendly, walk-in service and training.
BioCoR Specimen Preservation
  • Focus on the science, technology and practice of biospecimen preservation by developing specific biopreservation protocols.
Biomedical Genomics Center
  • A genomics research service provider committed to advancing genomics in Minnesota, across the entire range of biomedical and biological research.
Biophysical Spectroscopy Center
  • State-of-the-art instrumental resources for optical spectroscopy and EPR available to researchers.
BioTechnology Institute
Caenorhabditis Genetics Center
  • Collects, maintains and distributes stocks of C. elegans.
CBS Conservatory
  • A greenhouse facility with 10,000 square feet of greenhouse space along with a headhouse and lab classroom. 
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
  • State-of-the-art instrumentation, expertise, and infrastructure to carry out biomedical research.
Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
  • Support, equipment, and expertise for analyzing complex protein mixtures.
Characterization Facility
  • A multi-user, shared instrumentation facility for materials research spanning from nanotechnology to biology and medicine. 
Electronic Instrument Services
  • Repair and calibration of most types of laboratory equipment, from all major manufacturers.
Institute for Therapeutics High-Throughput Screening
  • Scientific services to advance research and therapeutics.
Minnesota NMR Center
  • State-of-the-art NMR instruments available to researchers, providing a venue for them to pursue their projects and develop their experience in NMR methods.
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute


  • High-performance computing resources and user support to facilitate successful and cutting-edge research in all disciplines.



Nanofabrication Center


  • Design, fabrication, and testing of small scale devices.
Research Informatics Support Systems
  • Research informatics infrastructure for researchers that study complex problems or systems.
University Imaging Centers
  • A network of core imaging facility locations for advanced optical imaging and basic electron microscopy.