Local Kansas State University Institutions

National Bio and Agro-defense Facility - The National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's foremost animal disease research facility. The $1.25 billion facility is a biosafety level-4 laboratory and will replace the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. NBAF is expected to be operational by 2022-2023. With the arrival of NBAF, Kansas State University is cementing its reputation as a national leader in animal health research, biosciences and food research. NBAF will continue to attract private biotechnology companies and scientists to the Manhattan community, and is expected to bring an additional 40 businesses and laboratories and generate an economic return of $3.5 billion in its first 20 years.

Center for Hazardous Substance Research
Established in 1989 and is part of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. The purpose of the center is to conduct research, education, and service pertaining to environmental topics, where a reputable, neutral organization is needed to develop technically sound, consensus-based solutions for diverse groups of stakeholders.

Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment(KCARE) - Established to coordinate and enhance research, extension and teaching activities pertaining to environmental issues related to agriculture.

Beef Cattle InstituteThe Beef Cattle Institute utilizes collaborative multidisciplinary expertise to promote successful beef production through the discovery and delivery of actionable information and innovative decision support tools.

Bioinformatics  - Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary research area that relies on computational and statistical methods to solve biological problems. The Bioinformatics Center at the Kansas State University was established in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Susan J. Brown. The primary goal of the center is to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics support to biological researchers at KSU. It also serves as an active site for bioinformatics research and development in the state of Kansas.

Biosecurity Research Institute -  The BRI supports comprehensive "farm-to-fork" infectious disease research programs that address threats to plant, animal, and human health.  Home to 113,000 square feet of lab, education, and administrative space, this BSL-3, ABSL-3 and BSL3-Ag facility offers countless research and education opportunities.

Kansas State University Biotechnology/Proteomics Core Lab
 - The Biotechnology Core Facility at Kansas State University was established in 1993 to provide a number of centralized services to plant and animal researchers at K-State and elsewhere. The goods and services provided by the facility give researchers the tools they need to identify new proteins, protein modifications, protein-protein interactions and enzyme substrates. The lab is located in space provided by the Department of Biochemistry and the facility is supported in part by fees for service and the K-State College of Arts and Sciences, The Vice President for Research and the Provost. The laboratory functions in three distinct ways: synthesis, separations and bioanalysis. 

Institute for Environmental ResearchThe Institute is an interdisciplinary research center for the study of the thermal interaction of people and their surroundings. It is one of the few centers in the world with the controlled environmental chambers and supporting instrumentation necessary to study the aspect of human comfort. IER research deals with thermal comfort, thermal stress, clothing systems, indoor environmental engineering, and related topics.  Contract research has been conducted for a number of government agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and for numerous private companies both large and small. The Institute encourage people to call or write us to discuss their particular research needs.

Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit 
- The Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit opened in October 1991 at Kansas State University in Manhattan. The opening of the Unit was the culmination of several years of hard work by the university, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Kansas Department of Wildlife. Congressional approval of the Kansas Unit was passed with the assistance of Kansas Senators Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum. The agreement establishing the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1991 stated that the purpose was to... "provide for active cooperation in the advancement, organization, and conduct of fish and wildlife research, graduate education, in- service training, technical assistance, public relations, and demonstration programs" (Cooperative Agreement, Section II, Purpose). Unit research contributes to understanding ecological systems within the Great Plains. Unit projects investigate ways to maintain a rich diversity of endemic wild animals and habitats while meeting the needs of people.

Konza Prairie Biological Station - Konza Prairie Biological Station (KPBS) is located on a 3,487 hectare native tallgrass prairie preserve jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University. Since its inception in 1971, scientists conducting studies at KPBS have published over 1,580 scientific papers, over 250 graduate students have received their Masters and/or Ph.D. KPBS is operated as a field research station by the KSU Division of Biology. The station is dedicated to a three-fold mission of long-term ecological research, education, and prairie conservation. It is a unique outdoor laboratory that provides opportunities for the study of tallgrass prairie ecosystems and for basic biological research on a wide range of taxa and processes. The station is open to scientists and students from throughout the world.

Midwest Institute for Comparative Stem Cell Biology
- Integrating education and commercialization with research on umbilical cord and related stem cells in humans and with research on umbilical cord stem cell and other stem cell sources in agricultural companion and competitive animals. The primary focus of the Institute's research program is stem cell biology and related technology. Major progress has already been made in discovery, characterization and application of remarkably adaptive and plentiful cord matrix cells not heretofore realized. The institute envisions development of educational programs to provide training for the diverse careers afforded by the growing biotechnology industry including stem cell technologies. A founding premise of the Institute is that research findings contribute to societal benefit and economic development only when they are made available to the public. This happens through private commercial and governmental sources. Thus development of intellectual property through commercial relationships is a prominent complementary feature of the institute.

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center - The National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (NABC) was formally established in 1999 at Kansas State University (K-State) building on existing strengths inherent to the institution. NABC is an integral part of the Midwest’s expanding animal health corridor. NABC contributes to and accesses a vast network of interdisciplinary research and resources in areas such as animal disease, food-borne pathogens, plant pathogens and environmental changes affecting agriculture and human health. NABC welcomes new challenges where its subject matter expertise can be applied to enhance the capabilities of government agencies, private industry, and organizations to protect America’s agricultural infrastructure.

International Grains Program - The IGP Institute serves Kansas and U.S. commodity organizations through its global education center housed in the Grain Science Complex on the campus of Kansas State University. This complex is home to the International Grains Program Conference Center, Hal Ross Flour Mill, O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center and the Bio-processing and Industrial Value Added Products Innovation Center. The mission of the IGP Institute is to offer innovative technical programs to enhance the market preference, consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products for the global grain industry. Globally speaking, in 2015, IGP conducted 61 courses for 1,494 participants from 51 countries.