WID Annual Report 2023 now available!
Discovery Fellow, Stephen Wright was cited for theory and design of optimization algorithms and their application in signal processing and machine learning. Inauguration in to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional distinctions in the field.
Pours and Prose is an exclusive, interactive wine tasting and appreciation event with WID Writer in Residence Michelle Wildgen. This event will be on February 23, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and held at the beautiful Discovery Building. Get your tickets now!
Schwab joined the lab of John Yin, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. That decision led Schwab to a three-year research career that has culminated in the publication of a new paper in the journal Virus Evolution.
From the Inverse: Krishanu Saha, a bioengineer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison whose lab is working on gene therapies for treating blindness, says the precision allowed by CRISPR-Cas9’s programmability is its singular selling point.
Technology developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to grow “rosettes” of brain and spinal tissue gives scientists new ways to study the growing human brain, including a recent study of how genetic mutations linked to autism affect early stages of human brain development. “This technology gives us access to an embryonic model of human central nervous system development that we would otherwise not have access to,” says Randolph Ashton, WID researcher.
Students from areas across the state and nation will present their findings at the Tiny Earth in Titletown research symposium in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Monday, December 11, 2023. The event will showcase the collaborative and innovative efforts of students across the state, working together to mitigate the global public health crisis of antibiotic resistance. ““It’s a great opportunity to showcase the value of partnerships to mitigate large problems to a wide audience,” says UW-Green Bay Biology Prof. Brian Merkel, teacher of the course at UW-Green Bay and chair of the event.
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Division of the Arts Director Chris Walker helms this year’s installment of the popular “Big Ideas for Busy People” event “Am AI Art Too? – How AI is Transforming the Creative Process.” Walker will explore how rapid technological advancements have propelled art and creative expression into new territory on Tuesday night, October 17.
CaSP is bringing awareness a hardworking microbe Lactococcus lactis, which is the bacterium used to make cheese. Join policymakers, scientists, dairy, and industry leaders for a night showcasing Wisconsin’s overlooked hero and hear why Wisconsin should designate L. lactis as its official state microbe on October 24, at 5:00 PM at the Discovery Building. This event is free and open to the public.
Annual Wisconsin Science Festival returns Oct. 16-22 with new theme
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery hosted the “Celebrating Latinx voices in STEM” symposium in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Inclusion in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Oct. 5.
He has earned the 2023 INFORMS Computing Society Prize for a series of papers at the intersection of operations research and computer science.
Katherine P. Meuller, PhD and Nicole J. Piscopo win with “Production and characterization of virus-free, CRISPR-CAR T cells capable of inducing solid tumor regression”
On October 5th and 6th, the “Celebrating Latinx Voices in STEM” symposium at the Discovery building, supported by WISELI, WID, and CALS, marks Hispanic Heritage Month. It features presentations by UW-Madison Latinx scientists, seeking to unite students, researchers, and faculty in an interdisciplinary forum with talks, games, identity discussions, and networking to spotlight Latin American scientists’ unique perspectives.
The Marie Christine Kohler Fellows are proud to announce the opening of the “Genetic Symphonies: The Building Hox of Life” exhibit, currently located at the UW–Madison Genetics Department. Graduate students Katharine Hubert and Sharon Tang created the interactive Art+Science Fusion exhibit at UW Makerspace during their participation in the Marie Christine Kohler Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery (WID).
The award goes to a researcher “for a body of contributions in the area of optimization.”
INTEGRATE is a new unique, interdisciplinary program in WID that can train graduate students to consider both the technical and societal challenges of introducing robots into the workplace.
Climate Change Coalition of Door County is focusing on soil during its 10th-anniversary celebration, The World We Make and is excited to have Dr. Handelsman as the event’s guest and speaker on September 20th n Bailey’s Harbor, WI. She will talk about soil’s role as a powerful carbon reducer, sustainable farming policies and practices to reduce soil erosion.
New computation tools described in a recent study published in Nature Communications, may provide key insights that will aid researchers to construct a more precise view of what drives cellular identity. “We are trying to understand the causal mechanisms of how cells transition from one state, e.g., a pluripotent state to a more differentiated state, e.g. a skin or nerve cell and vice versa. We want to know how different normal cell types emerge and what might lead to cells becoming aberrant.” says Sushmita Roy. To gain such an understanding “we are developing computational tools that can integrate large-scale molecular profiles measured for each individual cell in a population of thousands of cells to define these GRNs” says Roy.
WID’s Science to Street Art proudly announces the completion of a vibrant new mural in downtown Madison. Wisconsin artist Kiba Freeman, designed and painted the science art fusion mural entitled “Carbon Cycle.” The mural is available for all to see on 318 West Gorham Street, Madison WI.
WID Discovery Fellow, Josh Arnold is working with Alliant Energy to design a 2.25-megawatt solar farm on its Kegonsa Research Campus near Stoughton as a laboratory for a multi-disciplinary study of agrivoltaics — the co-location of solar energy and agriculture.
Discovery Fellow, Federico Rey and colleagues identified bacteria able to break down uric acid in the low-oxygen environment of the intestines and the specific genes that enable the process.
John Denu, is named recipient of the Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professorship in Nutrition.