About Us
International Programs
Skip Navigation LinksPurdue Agriculture > Ag Research at Purdue

 Centers & Institutes

Agricultural Genomics Center PAGCUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Purdue Genomics Center provides DNA sequencing, Affymetrix GeneChip Expression Analysis, bacterial colony picking and filter (macro) array printing services on a recharge basis.
Agricultural Innovation and Commercialization Center (AICC)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Provides education on, assessment of, and shepherding of value-added products or processes from initial idea to value-added enterprise. These products or processes result from technological discoveries, producer ideas, or consumer needs identification. Pursuing these goals will create opportunities for agricultural producer groups to develop value-added agricultural businesses.
Center for Community and Environmental DesignUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Assists Indiana communities in developing physical design concepts, ideas, and recommendations through the entrepreneurial collaboration between students, community representatives and professional consultants.
Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Develops, manages, and operates computer-based information systems and databases in the subject matter areas relating to environmental concerns and regulatory programs affecting the management or practice of agriculture.
Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CFAB)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Offers nondegree professional development programs for employees of agricultural businesses and carries out research and extension programs on problems of agricultural businesses.
Center for Food Animal Well-BeingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Advances the understanding of interactions between food animal productivity and well-being to enable a scientific and public policy climate which promotes animal well-being and supports economically viable food animal production systems.
Center for Food Safety EngineeringUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Center for Food Safety Engineering is a joint effort between the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the School of Agriculture at Purdue University. The mission of the FSEP is to develop new knowledge, technologies, and systems to prevent chemical and microbial contamination of foods.
Center for Global Trade AnalysisUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) is a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues within an economy-wide framework. GTAP is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis, housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics. Our mission is to provide leadership in economic policy analysis through better data, fostering collaboration and research. The GTAP Data Base and analytical framework are used by thousands of researchers around the world. GTAP is the most widely used tool for trade policy, but its use has expanded into poverty, international migration, foreign investment, climate change, environment, energy, and biofuels policies. GTAP has become a common "language" for many of those conducting analysis of global policy issues and GTAP-based results are becoming increasingly influential in decision making around the world in trade, climate change, energy and the environment.
Center for Rural DevelopmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brings together University resources to assist the public and private sector as they work toward solving rural community problems and provides a broad range of educational programs which will contribute to development of Indiana 's human and physical capital.
Center for the Environment (C4E)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Center for the Environment is one of 10 centers that make up Discovery Park. Its mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary activities that enhance environmental integrity with enlightened stewardship and innovative monitoring, modeling, and management of natural resources, resulting in expanded economic development and improved quality of life.
Center for Urban & Industrial Pest ManagementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Furthers the understanding of urban pest problems and promotes their solutions through research and educational programs.
Center of Excellence in Comparative Medicine (CECM)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Comparative medicine can be defined as the integral study of diseases from the molecular to the whole animal level using spontaneous and induced animal models with the aim to develop improved and innovative methods for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease. The Center focuses on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Center faculty collaborate closely with faculty at the IU School of Medicine. The specific goals are (i) to develop and utilize new animal models of human disease. Current work focuses on the Ossabaw pig as a model of diet-induced cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus and concurrent work focuses on genetically engineered swine models; (ii) to perform comparative analysis of stem cells isolated from rodents, pigs, zebra fish and human umbilical cord blood; (iii) to provide training and research opportunities for graduate students. A laboratory animal medicine graduate training program was established in close association with the existing veterinary pathology graduate training program in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.
Crop Diagnostics Research & Training CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Provides opportunities for hands-on learning of the art and science of crop problem diagnosis, integrated pest management, and reduced input agriculture.
Food Processing Environmental Compliance Assistance CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center (FPECAC) is committed to developing and promoting innovative strategies that achieve better environmental results, reduce costs, and promote environmental stewardship throughout the Food Processing Industry. The goal of the Center is to become a primary provider of environmental information, resources, and training to assist small and medium sized food processors in achieving environmental compliance and stewardship.
Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The HTIRC is a collaborative regional research, development and technology transfer effort between industry, university, private, state and federal entities to advance tree improvement of central hardwoods for increased forest productivity in hardwood restoration and reforestation programs.
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Fosters the creation and stewardship of an enhanced and sustainable environment and economy along southern Lake Michigan and in the Great Lakes region through research, education, and outreach.
Indiana Center for New Crops & Plant ProductsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Identifies, adapts, and commercializes new crops for Indiana growers and processors, creates new plant based industries based on new crop products, and serves as a source of information for new crops.
Indiana Water Resources Research Center (IWRRC)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The IWRRC mission is to coordinate the resources of
Indiana's universities, state agencies, and industries to resolve problems associated with water resources management, use, and preservation of quality.
Laboratory for Applications of Remote SensingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
A multidisciplinary research laboratory established in 1966 and internationally known for research efforts relating to remote sensing and geographic information systems.
Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering (LORRE)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Integrative Center for Biotechnology and Engineering that carries out multi-disciplinary research and fundamental discovery in bioenergy, bioprocessing, bionanotechnology, bioproducts, and biorecovery.
Life Science Fluorescence Imaging FacilityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
This facility is a joint effort of the Colleges of Agriculture and Science at Purdue University, and is for researchers in the life sciences. The objective of the facility is discovery. Our mission is to enhance discovery, facilitate the inclusion of cell biology in all life science research, and make it possible for all Purdue researchers to have access to the highest quality imaging technology at reasonable cost. You have access to state of the art Zeiss upright confocal microscopy and Intavis robotics equipment. The facility is user-driven. That means that you get basic training about using the equipment, and then you get to do your experiments without some looking over your shoulder.
Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Climate change and related impacts are becoming increasingly relevant to environmental, economic, and security issues, raising convergent points and thematic platforms for those interested in confronting this global challenge from a multidisciplinary perspective. The PCCRC was chartered in 2004 to create a world-class research center focused on climate change, its impacts, and mitigation.
Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability (PICES)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The PICES mission is to be the premier center of excellence dealing with issues of ecological sustainability in human-dominated landscapes by integrating the processes of discovery, learning and engagement across disciplinary boundaries. The primary research focus of PICES is on the conservation, management, and sustainability of natural resources in human-dominated landscapes.
Site Specific Management CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Develops and disseminates information about site specific management methods that are profitable and practical for agricultural producers and those businesses and organizations that supply inputsor process products.
The Center for Integrated Food Manufacturing Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Center for Integrated Food Manufacturing (CIFM) is an interdisciplinary team that conducts fundamental and applied research leading to improved food manufacturing through process engineering and advanced technology. In addition, the center provides educational workshops on processing and technology tailored to the food industry.
Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center / Turfgrass Science ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Serves as the focal point for turfgrass research, education, and extension activities conducted on campus to meet the educational and research needs of the turfgrass industry in Indiana.
Whistler Center for Carbohydrate ResearchUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Provides leadership to carbohydrate-producing and carbohydrate-utilizing industries through: 1) extension of fundamental knowledge on structure-function relationships of biopolymers targeted for new technology development, 2) education which stresses the application of knowledge of fundamental properties and behaviors of carbohydrates and proteins to the solution of practical problems, and 3) design and delivery of solutions to problems.