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National Agricultural Biosecurity Center

Subject Matter Experts

NABC specializes in connecting subject matter experts at K-State, partner organizations and universities, and government agencies to projects as required. Expertise includes but is not limited to the following areas.

Livestock diseases

  • Viral and prion diseases
  • Molecular mechanisms of influenza transmission between species
  • Emerging disease problems in swine, with an emphasis on viral infections; molecular mechanisms of viral persistence and virulence caused by the most important infectious disease problems of swine at the population, cellular, and molecular levels
  • Vaccine development using reverse genetics technology
  • Vaccine and diagnostic tools development for zoonotic pathogens

Diseases in natural and agricultural plant systems

  • Detection and diagnosis
  • Threat identification, vulnerability assessments, and risk analyses for natural, accidental, and intentional threats to plant systems
  • Epidemiology and management of field crop diseases

Food science

  • Research and technical assistance for food industries
  • Integrated expertise in food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, veterinary medicine, cereal science, dairy science, meat science, food service, sensory analysis, food engineering, human nutrition, and product development

National security and trade

  • Biological threat analysis and chemical and biological warfare analysis
  • Facility security and maintenance of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities
  • Multidisciplinary perspectives from international relations, history, and international political economy on issues such as food security and trade policy, veterinary practice, public health, the World Trade Organization agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, cross-border cooperation and public-private partnerships in an era of globalization, and trade disputes regarding food safety and animal disease