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The mission of the Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science Center is to educate and train students to become global leaders and innovators to advance discovery and development, especially in areas related to biotechnology, and to meet global health needs with an initial focus on AfricaWe accomplish this mission through innovative knowledge-based programs in STEM areas, an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, and an emphasis on engaging industry. The department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering outlines the history of the program in a published newsletter that you can find here.

Please note that we have also recently documented a BIRS Conceptual Model, which we are happy to share in draft status. Please note that this is a draft document and is available for public use with appropriate citation.