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.

BRC Fall 2014 Research Forum

The Eleventh Research Forum sponsored by the Biotechnology Research Center was held on Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23, 2014. Forty-one graduate and undergraduate students conducting research in life science, biotechnology, human health, and related areas presented posters.  Oral presentations were also given.  Speakers included:  Dr. Jeremy Goldman (Biomed), Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari (Chemistry), Dr. Hairong Wei (SFRES), Justin Segula (SFRES Graduate Student), Jingtuo Zhang (Chemistry  Graduate Student) and Caleb Vogt (Biomed Undergrad Student).  Thank you to all who participated in the event, and to all who helped especially the poster judges.  Award Recipients.

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 13, 2015.
Travel Grant Application