The UNL Center for Biotechnology promotes research on all aspects of molecular life sciences research, leading to improvements in agriculture, health care and the environment. The center is supported by the Nebraska Research Initiative funds allocated through the Center for Biotechnology and by funds from the National Science Foundation (EPSCoR Infrastructure grant).

The Center provides access to seven core research facilities and various other services to the UNL research community and local businesses. The Center also supports seminar programs, matching for grants, and student fellowships and scholarships.