The Biotech Research Center fosters cutting edge biotechnology
research at Michigan Technological University.

The Biotechnology Research Center (BRC) promotes education and research in biotechnology for the benefit of society and the environment. The major focus is to promote research excellence, the dissemination of knowledge, and commitment to quality education in the sciences and engineering at MTU. The BRC fosters collaborative research, provides state-of-the-art research facilities, and contributes to educational opportunities in biotechnology. The diversity of faculty research is reflected in the wide range of disciplines including biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, forestry, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics. Our Center continues the tradition of excellence in research, student training, and outreach with substantial research grants and contracts, the major portion coming from the primary national funding agencies. We offer graduate fellowships, undergraduate research opportunities, a seminar series, travel awards, an infrastructure development program, and sponsorship of an annual student research forum which exemplify our conviction to directly and effectively support science and engineering research at Michigan Technological University.



ESC/BRC Student Research Poster Forum Winners Announced

The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center announce award recipients for the Tenth Annual ESC/BRC Student Research Forum held March 19, 2014. Graduate students conducting research related to ecology, the environment and biotechnology at Michigan Tech submitted 60 posters and abstracts. Undergraduate students submitted 10 posters and abstracts in a separate division. Grand prizes and merit awards were presented in each division. Thank you to the participants, the judges, and all who helped with another successful ESC/BRC Student Research Forum. View list of 2014 awards.


Graduate Finishing Fellowships

The BRC offers finishing fellowships to provide financial support for PhD graduate students of BRC faculty members in their last semester. Finishing Fellowship Application

BRC Travel Grants

The BRC awards travel grants to assist students who present their research at conferences. General deadlines: end of March and mid-October.
The Spring deadline is March 21, 2014.
Travel Grant Application