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Biomolecular Interactions Core Facility (BICF)

Facilitating your biochemical research...

The Biomolecular Core Interactions Facility (BCIF) provides instrumentation and assistance for the characterization of biomolecules and biomolecular systems. Our current offerings include chromatography, analytical ultracentrifugation, circular dichroism, isothermal titration calorimetry, and surface plasmon resonance. The BCIF is managed by the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry and is located in Polk Hall 41, adjacent to METRIC labs. We serve researchers across the NC State campus and beyond, both academic and corporate.

Contact the Director, Dr. Peter Thompson


The BICF is a self-use facility supported by the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, CALS, and its partners. The facility is available to NC State researchers, external academic users, and corporate users, in that priority order. Users are required to complete specific trainings on each instrument they wish to use to be certified as an independent user. Once complete, users will be provided room/building access as well as the instrument scheduling calendar (Please note minimum reservation times below). For users who wish to send samples for analysis, please contact the Director.


The rates shown below are for self-use rates for academic users, following required training. Please contact for corporate and assisted use fees.

Applied Photophysics CD – $25/hr (4 hour minimum)

Beckman Proteome Lab XL-A – $25/hr (8 hour minimum)

Biacore 3000 – $25/hr (4 hour minimum)

Malvern MicroCal PEAQ Isothermal Titration Calorimeter – $40/hr (2 hour minimum)

Waters Ultra Pressure Liquid Chromatography System – $17/hr (2 hour minimum)