How do you start work with us?

If it’s your first time performing proteomics, we should sit down and chat about your system and the questions that you want to answer. The diversity of method for proteomics can be overwhelming and we’re happy to help narrow down the best experiment for you. The first step is to submit a  project request. Someone will be in touch to schedule an in-person or telephone conference. Also, you can gather more information by continuing to browse this website.

If you’ve worked with us before and already know what you want, look below and fill out a Sample Submission Form. We have two, one for general samples and one specific to immunoprecipitation samples. Once that’s completed, submit an  NUCore work order (instructions below) and email to arrange your sample drop off. Note that we are not able to start work until a Northwestern Chartstring or purchase order is provided.

CBC Clients

If you are at a CBC member institution, here are our supplier numbers in your systems. Having the correct supplier number ensures that mail and funds get routed correctly!

  • University of Illinois, Chicago: @00498052
  • University of Chicago: V1002519710

Drop off Locations

Chicago Campus: Samples can be dropped off Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-12pm in Olson 8305

Evanston Campus: Samples can be sent using the intercampus courier pick-up location in Silverman Hall 4704. Instructions for using the courier service to ship samples can be found on  CLP’s website here

Please email to confirm samples are received. 

Sample Submission Forms

Download General  Submission  Form

Download Immunoprecipitation Submission Form

NUCore Submission Instructions


Work performed in the proteomics core should be acknowledged as shown below:

“Proteomics services were performed by the Northwestern Proteomics Core Facility, generously supported by NCI CCSG P30 CA060553 awarded to the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, instrumentation award (S10OD025194) from NIH Office of Director, and the National Resource for Translational and Developmental Proteomics supported by P41 GM108569”