Biosecurity Research Institute


BRI’s mission is to lead through research and education to protect agriculture and the public from biological threats. This mission supports the vision of attaining international recognition and respect for BRI as a leader in research and education on high-consequence pathogens.

The BRI is a unique facility that provides research, education, and training space to support animal disease scientists, food safety researchers, plant pathologists, entomologists, and those studying the basic molecular biology of high-consequence animal, human, and plant pathogens. The BRI has a broader research and training focus that most other containment laboratories. 

Research at the BRI ensures a safe food supply and helps prevent major economic losses to the agriculture and food industries.

The BRI enables researchers to evaluate all aspects of the food chain, from the raw material to the finished product. This multi-disciplinary approach complements the land-grant mission of Kansas State University.