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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Undergraduate Researcher Helps Fill in the Blanks on Virus Lifecycle
Tianyi “Herry” Jin, an undergraduate in John Yin's lab group at WID and the department of chemical and biological engineering, published discoveries about viruses in the journal Integrative Biology.
Continue Reading NSF Supports Interdisciplinary Pandemic Prevention Workshops
WID's John Yin is part of a team assembling February workshops on predictive intelligence for pandemic prevention.
Continue Reading Thompson Center Badgercast: Michael Ferris
WID's Michael Ferris joined the Thompson Center on Public Leadership to discuss a data-based planning tool called “Wisconsin Expansion of Renewable Electricity with Optimization under Long-term Forecasts” (WEREWOLF) he developed with Thompson Center faculty research funding.
Continue Reading UW Researchers Partner with US Department of Defense to Develop Stem Cell Therapy for Combat-Related Eye Injuries
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.
Continue Reading Randolph Ashton and Collaborators Win WARF Innovation Award
WID's Randolph Ashton, Gavin Knight, Benjamin Knudsen, and Nisha Iyer take top honors from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's Innovation Awards. Their work, Superior Neural Tissue Models for Disease Modeling, Drug Development and More, was selected from more than 400 innovation disclosures.
Continue Reading Professor Stephen Wright Announced Winner of the Test of Time Award at 2020 NeurIPS Conference
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.
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