Biosecurity Research Institute

The Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Pat Roberts Hall on the Kansas State University campus is a unique biocontainment research and training facility. The BRI supports comprehensive “farm-to-fork” infectious disease research programs that address threats to plant, animal, and human health.

“We put the food on America’s dinner table, so we take the responsibility of protecting the families around that table very seriously.” — Senator Pat Roberts

Biosecurity Research Institute

Biosecurity Research Institute


  • Total: 113,000 ft2
  • Laboratory, animal holding, and support: 31,000 ft2
  • Education and training: 10,000 ft2
  • Administrative: 10,000 ft2


  • BSL-3 enhanced research laboratories (14) and associated support spaces
  • Prep laboratories (2)
  • Biosafety level 3 Agriculture (BSL-3Ag) large- and animal biosafety level 3 (ABSL-3) small-animal research spaces
  • BSL-3 food animal safety/security and food processing facility with space for unique containment research projects
  • Controlled environment rooms
  • State-of-the-art lecture hall and integrated training suite
  • Small conference rooms


  • Classroom-laboratory training suite with integrated advanced technology
  • Digital connectivity between the research and training areas

High-quality training opportunities on:

  • Basic BSL-3 practices
  • Handling and identification of high-consequence pathogens and pests
  • Diagnosis of diseases in animals and plants
  • Operations and maintenance of a containment facility

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