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News and events

"Investing in basic science": K-State research on virus mutations in animals could benefit human fight against COVID-19

 January 4, 2021

Check out the 2020 Issue of K-State's SEEK Magazine. 

National association selects Juergen Richt for research award

 December 16, 2020

BRI director offers testimony to U.S. Senate committee (k-state.edu)

 December 8, 2020

K-State researchers study cats, pigs with coronavirus (ksnt.com)

 November 24, 2020

Researchers aim to mitigate COVID-19 in meat and poultry processing facilities

 November 20, 2020


Peer-reviewed publication by Roman Ganta team selected for journal's spotlight feature

 October 29, 2020

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Dr. Higgs, Dr. Dorhout and President Myers in the Lab with Governor Kelly.  Dr. Higgs explains the SARS-CoV-2 study to Governor Kelly at the BRI..  Dr. Richt discusses research with Governor Kelly at the BRI Lab.  Dr. Higgs, Governor Kelly and President Myers at the Biosecurity Research Institute.

Governor Laura Kelly Visits Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute

 August 6, 2020

How a K-State research lab is fighting back against COVID-19

 July 27, 2020

K-State researchers studying coronavirus, seeing interest from outside companies (KSNT)

 June 17, 2020

Can a Vaccine Save the World's Pigs from African Swine Fever?

Distinguished guests

The BRI often hosts researchers, policymakers, and leaders. Below is a sample. 

Chinese Veterinary Drug Association

Chinese Veterinary Drug Association Delegation tours the BRI during visit sponsored by the K-State US-China Center for Animal Health.


Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, recently visited the BRI along with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Governor Jeff Colyer, and U.S. Representative Kevin Yoder.


BRI Director Stephen Higgs, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, U.S. Representative Roger Marshall, and K-State Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout. Roberts and Marshall toured the BRI while in Manhattan to attend the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill.


K-State President Richard B. Myers, former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle, and Stephen Higgs toured the BRI during the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense in January 2017. 


Research Scholars virtually tour the BRI

July 31, 2019 – Dr. Higgs provided a virtual tour for 11 K-State students participating in the Veterinary Research Scholars Program. The tour was sponsored by K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Katherine Stenske KuKanich.