Gong’s group at WID and biomedical engineering will engineer a biocompatible cationic polymer, paired with already-approved antibiotics using chemical linkers that respond to specific characteristics of the infected tissues, allowing for disease-specific drug release.
WID’s Xuehua Zhong is among fourteen UW–Madison faculty recently honored with H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships, which recognize faculty within their first six years from promotion to a tenured position.
WID Director Jo Handelsman on WID’s support for Pride month and LGBTQ+ members of our community.
WID Director Jo Handelsman writes in Scientific American about the threat of soil erosion.
A new lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is mobilizing the entrepreneurial ecosystem by working to identify the conditions that foster student entrepreneurship.
WID’s John Yin is part of a team assembling February workshops on predictive intelligence for pandemic prevention.
In early December the International Screenwriters’ Association named Graf, Writer in Residence in WID’s Science to Script program, to its Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch In 2021.
Using an ingenious microscopic retinal patch, eye researchers at UW‒Madison will develop and test a new way to treat United States military personnel blinded in combat. WID’s Sarah Gong is a collaborator on the project.
Professor of Computer Sciences at WID Stephen Wright and three colleagues were announced winners of the prestigious Test of Time Award at the 2020 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.
WID’s Science to Script Writer in Residence, Michael Graf, had been named to the International Screenwriters’ Association’s top 25 writers to watch.
WID and its home, the Discovery Building, opened in December, 2010. A decade later, the institute is celebrating success and looking to the future.
A cross-institutional team including WID’s John Yin is creating a computational model to guide the development of bladder therapeutics.
The Bazaar, happening throughout February, 2021, has the theme Data Science for the Social Good.
UW’s Science to Street Art initiative produces newest artwork.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is home to the Institute for the Foundations of Data Science, which has received Phase II funding from the National Science Foundation.
The theory of the origin of life has advanced greatly in recent years. Larry Meiller (WPR) talks with David Baum and Lena Vincent about their work and their understanding of how life began.
WID Director Jo Handelsman talks to Wisconsin Public Radio about interdisciplinary science, research in the age of COVID-19, science-art fusion, and ten years of discovery at WID.
Assistant professor of plant pathology Claudia Solís-Lemus is a recipient of funding from the Department of Energy to develop statistical theory and tools for computational biology.
Rupa Sridharan was among 24 UW professors to earn Vilas professorships and awards. The Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award recognizes research and teaching excellence and provides flexible research funding for three years.
Jon Eckhardt, Robert Nowak, and Kevin Ponto were among the recipients of nine mini grants from the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute to advance data science.
“Karen Schloss is at the forefront of the best and the brightest early career scientists in our field.” Schloss received the award for her significant contributions to scientific psychology early in her career.
WID’s Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong is a collaborator on a paper published in Nature Communications in which UW engineers constructed a functional microwave amplifier circuit on a substrate of cellulose nanofibril paper, a wood product.
InBusiness Madison features Executive Director of WID’s Illuminating Discovery Hub, Ginger Ann Contreras.
John Yin has received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant and an Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to work on projects related to human coronaviruses.
WID’s Data Science Hub is part of the COVID-19 Data Science Research Group that is interpreting data, using that data to create models, and sharing information and findings.