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Research Facilities and 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.


The Biological Theory Alliance brings together researchers interested in the use of conceptual and mathematical modeling to understand biology.

BioTechnology Institute

Coordinated research in the biological, chemical, and engineering aspects of biotechnology and home to the President's Initiative on Biocatalysis.

BioCoR Specimen Preservation

Focus on the science, technology and practice of biospecimen preservation by developing specific biopreservation protocols.


Collects, maintains and distributes stocks of C. elegans.

Biomedical Genomics Center

A genomics research service provider committed to advancing genomics in Minnesota, across the entire range of biomedical and biological research.

CBS Conservatory

A greenhouse facility with 10,000 square feet of greenhouse space along with a headhouse and lab classroom. 

Biophysical Technology Center

State-of-the-art instrumental resources for optical spectroscopy and EPR available to researchers.

Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

Support, equipment, and expertise for analyzing complex protein mixtures.

Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

State-of-the-art instrumentation, expertise, and infrastructure to carry out biomedical research.

Electronic Instrument Services

Repair and calibration of most types of laboratory equipment, from all major manufacturers.

Characterization Facility

A multi-user, shared instrumentation facility for materials research spanning from nanotechnology to biology and medicine.

St. Paul Machine Shop

Working from your conceptual designs or blue prints to having working apparatus in your lab is what we do.

Institute for Therapeutics High-Throughput Screening

Scientific services to advance research and therapeutics.

University Imaging Centers

A network of core imaging facility locations for advanced optical imaging and basic electron microscopy.

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.

Norwegian Centennial Chair

Transatlantic collaboration and exchange in a broad range of disciplines and fields through different opportunities for research and education.


Populus software contains a set of simulations that we use to teach population biology and evolutionary ecology at the University of Minnesota.

Research Informatics Support Systems

Research informatics infrastructure for researchers that study complex problems or systems.