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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Training Program (BTP) is a multi-disciplinary training program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), and the Biotechnology Predoctoral Research Training Program (grant number 5 T32 GM008349).

BTP also receives substantial support from the UW-Madison Graduate School and participating UW-Madison schools, colleges, and departments.

Fall 2015 BTP Seminar Schedule

Seminars are held at 3:30pm in Room 1420 Microbial Sciences Building (MSB, 1550 Linden Drive)





Sep 9 Brian Fox Welcome and BTP Overview BTP Director
Sep 16
BioForward Summit at Monona Terrace
Sep 23 Alberto Guerra Hydrogels loaded concurrently with mesenchymal stream/stem cells and antimicrobials promote cutaneous wound healing and decrease Staphylococcus aureus bioburden Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sep 30 Reinier Hernandez
Noninvasive PET Imaging of Brain Cancer & Research in the Netherlands Medical Physics
Oct 7 Alexander Justen Try to worm your way out of this one: Inhibitors of Galactofuranose as anthelmintic agents Biochemistry
Oct 14 Kevin Watts Internship Opportunities in Cargill Biotechnology R&D Senior Lead Enzymologist, Cargill BioR&D
Oct 28 Alberto Guerra Utilizing the Therapeutic Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Composite Hydrogels: A Vaccine Platform and Peptide Releasing Device Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nov 4 Gina Gordon
RNase III Function & in vivo Target Sites in Escherichia coli & Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 Microbiology
Nov 11 Joshua Knackert
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Nov 18 Megan Dowdle Determining the mechanism of RNA recognition and binding by translational repressor Bicaudal-C Biochemistry
Dec 2 TianYang
Disrupting bacteria communication: investigation of quorum sensing in Staphylococci Chemistry
Dec 9 Katiria Gonzalez-Rivera

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BTP News

Morgridge Institute selects Pagliarini to lead campus metabolism initiative

Dave PagliariniDave Pagliarini, a University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of biochemistry and BTP trainer whose departmental home put metabolism research on the map worldwide, will help define the future of Wisconsin metabolism science as a lead investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research.


BTP Publications

Research and collaborations by BTP students and faculty has resulted in a large number of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and books since its founding in 1989.

BTP Publication Citations and Associated PMC Links at PubMed / NCBI

As result of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy adopted in 2008, BTP publications in the above list which were published after early 2008 are freely available to any researcher or student. Look for the "Free PMC Article" link within the citation.

All publications resulting from research at BTP must acknowledge BTP in their publication and also must be deposited into the PMC. Compliance with the policy is a term and condition of all grants and cooperative agreements active in Fiscal Year 2008 or beyond, and for all contracts awarded after April 7, 2008.

NIH Public Access Policy: Overview



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