Biosciences Complex

Biosciences complex
This artist’s rendering shows the university’s planned new construction of the Biosciences Complex.

A World-class facility for nationally recognized education and research

The Biosciences Complex is an interdisciplinary, three-phase capital project that is well underway. In 2017, chemistry students and faculty relocated into state-of-the-art research laboratories in the newly renovated second and third floors of the west wing of Schrenk Hall. The space is the creative hub to over a dozen chemistry research groups and to S&T’s Center for Biomedical Research. This multi-phase project will continue with the renovation of the ground and first floors of Schrenk’s west during 2018-19 and ultimately with the replacement of the east wing.

The completed project will help Missouri S&T attract high-potential students by elevating its ability to provide a premier educational and research experience in biological sciences, chemistry, and chemical and biochemical engineering—helping to prepare them for an increasingly competitive world.

Completion is a strategic priority of the University of Missouri System’s Board of Curators that requires a combined investment of private gifts and university and state Funds.

"Missouri S&T is founded on 150 years of innovation in engineering and physical, material, and computational science. The new Biosciences Complex will allow us to leverage this heritage toward a focus on biomedical and life sciences that will enable Missouri S&T to honor its social contract to improve human and environmental health and sustainability."
- Stephen Roberts,
interim provost and executive
vice chancellor of academic affairs


The Biosciences Complex will provide modern labs, classrooms, and collaboration spaces to support students and researchers in such areas as early cancer detection, bioenergy production, novel polymer and surface materials development, and development of bio- and nanomaterials for drug delivery. The new building will also serve as a model facility for sustainability with increased accessibility for all users.


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Want more info?

Naming opportunities are available in the new facility!

For more information, contact Kristen Snyder Gallagher, executive director of development, College of Arts, Sciences, and Business