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Research Resources

Biophysics Centers:

NMR instruments are available for use by University of Michigan researchers and students, other academic institutions, and governmental and private entities.

SMART Center (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.  This includes single molecule spectroscopy (SMS) and imaging (SMI), laser tweezers (LT), and atomic force microscopy (AFM), and can bring basic scientists, engineers, and clinical researchers together to apply this technology to the most relevant questions in medicine and nanotechnology.

Biophysics Common Equipment

The Biophysics Common Equipment is available on a cost-sharing basis.  If you have questions regarding use and support, please send an email to  

Click on the photo images below to view a slideshow presentation of the equipment available in each room.

In addition, Biophysics has Dishwasher recharge equipment available at the current rate of:  $8.56 per load.

Please click the links below to reserve a time to use the following shared equipment:

ChemiDoc MP

DynaPro NanoStar, DLS

FluoroMax 4

Nano DSC

Nano ITC (NOTE:  for use with protein samples only; any other must be pre-approved)

POLARstar Omega Plate Reader

ID3 Plate Reader

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Jasco CD-Spectrophotometer

The Jasco CD-Spectrophotometer is available to Biophysics- and Chemistry-appointed faculty labs only.

Jasco CD-Spectrophotometer