Category Archives: Biosecurity Research Institute

Video: Training you won’t get in just any laboratory

Several students talk about the exceptional opportunities they got working at Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute as undergrads. Note: For security purposes, video of laboratory work was reenacted in K-State laboratories, not the BRI.

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A look at some of the research projects at the Biosecurity Research Institute

Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute is a frontline offensive against pathogens in livestock, insects and plants that threaten food supplies and health. Research at the BRI is conducted by university, industry and governmental scientists. Since opening in 2008, research in … Continue reading

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USDA official visits K-State and NBAF site; BRI used to transition and expand agricultural research

Accepting an invitation from Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, an official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited the university’s campus Thursday, Aug. 11. Catherine Woteki, the USDA’s under secretary for research, education and economics and the department chief … Continue reading

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Infectious disease expert with international research experience selected to lead Biosecurity Research Institute

An expert in vector biology, arthropod-borne infectious diseases, immune modulation and vaccine evaluation is the newest leader of the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University. Stephen Higgs comes to K-State from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, … Continue reading

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Former professor returns to lead key USDA disease research unit with ties to NBAF

Several unpacked boxes sit in the corners of D. Scott McVey’s office. But McVey is hard at work. He’s orchestrating a series of high-profile animal virus research projects that extend from Manhattan, Kan., to New York and around the world. … Continue reading

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K-State, Mercy Regional partnership creates safer work environment for bioscientists

A partnership between Kansas State University and Mercy Regional Health Center is ready to provide medical care oversight and occupational health response plans for high profile biosecurity laboratories in Manhattan. The partnership currently is in place for K-State’s Biosecurity Research … Continue reading

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University publishes research magazine

Get an in-depth perspective on some of the scientific research occurring at Kansas State University. The inaugural issue of the university’s new research magazine, Perspectives, is out now. This issue explores how K-State is ensuring the safety of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Kansas City symposium on national biosecurity efforts features several K-State experts

A national biosecurity symposium Monday, Aug. 30, in Kansas City, Mo., will showcase biosecurity research and industry at Kansas State University and the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. “Biosecurity: Our Regional and National Response” will be 8 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading

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Extensive, multilayered approval process for biosafety level-3 laboratory

Through stacks of documentation and months of preparation, Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute is undergoing the extensive, multilayered process of gaining approval to study federally regulated select agent pathogens that threaten human and animal health as well as the … Continue reading

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Biosecurity Research Institute integral part of combating costly pig diseases

Porcine circovirus associated diseases cost pig producers around the world hundreds of millions of dollars each year. That’s why K-State  virologists Dick Hesse and Bob Rowland have been working to create new vaccines to tackle such complex diseases. “Circovirus and … Continue reading

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