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Centers & Institutes

The University of Florida has approximately 180 approved Centers and Institutes that have been established over the years to enhance the university’s teaching and research functions by facilitating interdisciplinary cooperation and providing campus research instrumentation facilities and services. 

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Center for Smell & Taste

By integrating the expertise in the science of smell and taste, the UFCST is poised to improve the health of Florida’s citizens,increase consumer interest in Florida’s agricultural products, spur the growth of Florida industry, and help UF in its rise to preeminence.

Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology

The mission of CERHB is to stimulate promising research and facilitate commercialization of technologies that will provide treatments and cures for human diseases, as well as create new companies and high wage jobs for Florida.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The mission of the UF CTSI is to improve human health by accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of human disease.

Emerging Pathogens Institute

The Emerging Pathogens Institute was created to provide a world-class research environment to facilitate interdisciplinary studies of emergence and control of human, animal and plant pathogens of concern to Florida, to the nation and to the world.

Florida Climate Institute

The FCI is a multi-disciplinary network of national and international research and public organizations, scientists, and individuals concerned with achieving a better understanding of climate variability and change.

Biodiversity Institute

From molecules to ecosystems, the Biodiversity Institute explores the world’s past and present biodiversity at all levels of organization. Our focuses are on the relationship of biodiversity, climate change and the sustainability of natural and human environments.

Genetics Institute

At the UFGI, our philosophy is that truly innovative ideas and novel insights arise at the interfaces between scientific disciplines. We are dedicated to applying the tools of genetics in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment to address the difficult scientific problems and challenges of today.

Informatics Institute

The Informatics Institute’s purpose is to facilitate leading edge informatics research across campus, focusing on informatics techniques and technologies as well as applications in biomedical and life science, engineered systems, the physical sciences, social science, humanities, and education.

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research

ICBR’s mission is to enable, strengthen and energize all aspects of molecular life science research at the University of Florida by teaching theory, techniques and applications of modern molecular research.

Water Institute

The UF Water Institute brings together talent from throughout the University to address complex water issues through innovative interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach programs.