Instructors from schools across the state are getting their hands dirty in the search for antibiotics by joining the Small World Initiative.
Instructors from eight UW System schools and more than a dozen other colleges and universities are taking a week out of their January break to meet in Madison in search of a crucial discovery — antibiotics.
Sam Rikkers was born and raised in south central Wisconsin but has managed to make his mark in far-flung places. A graduate of Columbia University with a Master of International Affairs, he has served the Peace Corps in Zambia, earned a Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin and served …
WID researcher Sushmita Roy and collaborators at UW–Madison and the University of Florida will use a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study how some plants partner with bacteria to create usable nitrogen and to transfer this ability to the bioenergy crop poplar.
The Multi-Omics Hub will focus on the use of big data about the genes, microorganisms, and metabolites to understand biological systems. WID’s expertise makes it an ideal home for the Epigenetics Initiative for the large campus community that studies the epigenome, and as such WID will organize meetings, seminars, mutli-PI …
Handelsman is one of 34 faculty honored with Vilas professorships supported by the estate of professor, Senator, and Regent William F. Vilas.
Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, explores the importance of soil at the Crossroads of Ideas lecture series.
Systems Biology researchers explore the importance of community history and assembly when considering microbial communities in a paper in Nature Communications.
Kalin Vetsigian’s paper published today in Nature sheds light on how antibiotic production and degradation contribute to diversity in microbial communities.
Students wrestle with the sustainability challenges of making real-world decisions about biofuel agriculture while playing an educational video game developed by WID researchers.
Harvesting data and harvesting crops? There’s an app for that.
The Agricultural Innovation Prize, supported by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and co-organized by WID and UW-Madison, is helping the next generation of food system innovators bring their ideas to life.
Wendy Vardaman, Madison poet laureate, gleans insights from WID’s Humanities Hackathon and examines what it would mean to fuse poetry and computation. Read our Q&A with her.