Biosecurity Research Institute
150 years of research
What did scientific research look like when K-State was founded? Explore the history and evolution of biosafety and biocontainment. Examine how key discoveries have transformed the way research is conducted. 1041 Pat Roberts Hall.
What happens at the BRI?
Learn about research projects at the BRI.
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So you want to be an infectious disease researcher…
Learn about the different types of careers available in disease research. Talk to our research director about how you can guide your career in the right direction. 1001 Pat Roberts Hall.
How do we do research safely? How do we keep diseases contained? How does the building work? Talk to the experts about the features of the BRI that allow groundbreaking research to take place. 1004 Pat Roberts Hall.
Walk through our training lab to see some of the precautions our researchers take every day. Try on lab gear and send an electronic postcard. Watch a biosafety cabinet in action. Peer through a microscope. 1012 Pat Roberts Hall.
Learn about the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, and get project updates. Participate in question-and-answer sessions with Julie Brewer, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility program manager, and Tim Barr, site manager for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 1013 Pat Roberts Hall.
Kids may hang out in the Kid Zone to learn more about science with hands-on activities. Find out how plants get nutrients, learn to identify different species of mosquitos, build a flu virus model and carry out a chemical reaction. 1006 Pat Roberts Hall.
Backstage tour raffle
Complete the research passport during your visit and enter a raffle for a chance to win a personalized guided behind-the-scenes tour of the BRI — areas which are closed to the public (tour will be completed at a later date). 1041 Pat Roberts Hall.