Mitigate soil loss and climate change
Mitigating climate change can be accomplished by decreasing emissions combined with increasing uptake and storage of atmospheric greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. The largest terrestrial sink for carbon is soil, which is eroding at unprecedented rates worldwide. WID researchers aim to use fundamental discoveries to reduce soil erosion and boost carbon storage through -omic profiling; mathematical modeling; engineering of plants, microbes, and entire systems; management strategies; and financial and economic policy design.
Soil is a key to a healthier planet.
Much of WID's research contributes to the Soil and Climate Grand Challenge.
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WID Researchers Among Data Science Institute Mini Grant Recipients
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.
Continue Reading New Tool for Assessing Heart Muscle Cells Helps Unlock Their Potential
A team of UW-Madison researchers led by Discovery Fellow Wendy Crone has created a powerful tool to help assess what experimental factors help to produce stem cell-generated cardiomyocytes that behave like adult heart cells.
Continue Reading Critical Communications Component Made on a Flexible Wooden Film
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.
Continue Reading Research on Viral Junk, Quicker Drug Testing Could Help Outflank Coronaviruses
John Yin is working to find out whether "junk" particles produced by mouse viruses exist in human coronaviruses, and whether they may be the key to understanding how the viruses spread and interact with host cells.
Continue Reading Yin Receives Two National Science Foundation Grants to Study Coronaviruses
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.
Continue Reading Researchers at UW–Madison Lead Data Science Coalition to Aid with COVID-19
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.
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