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BTP Events

The BTP seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 in Rm 1420 of the UW-Madison Microbial Sciences Building during the Fall and Spring Semester. In case you are not yet registered for the Biotechnology Training Program Seminar, it is listed as Microbio 932, Biochem 932, or CBE 932.

Memorial Day May 26
3-week session begins May 27
8-week session begins Jun 16
8-week session ends Aug 8

Labor Day Sept 1
Instruction begins Sept 2
Thanksgiving recess Nov 27-30
Lsst class day Dec 12
Study Day Dec 13
Exams begin Dec 14
Exams end Dec 20
Commencement Dec 21

Martin Luther King Day Jan 19
Instruction begins Jan 20
Spring recess Mar 28-Apr 5
Lsst class day May 8
Study Day May 9
Exams begin May 10
Exams end May 16
Commencement May 17

BTP News

Trevor GhylinTrevor Ghylin launched a startup business as part of his BTP internship in the fall of 2013. His business, Microbe Detectives, won a $50,000 business startup grant and office space in the $20M Global Water Center in Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Ghylin has since been participating in the only water technology focused business accelerator in the world. He competed with 18 other startups pitching to a panel of investors at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison where he took first place and won the Rising Star Award. Microbe Detectives aims to use DNA technology to change the way water quality is tested in the drinking water and wastewater industries.

Mr. Ghylin returned to UW-Madison in January 2014. He is focused on completing his PhD work and continues to operate his growing business out of the Global Water Center. Mr. Ghylin's Ph.D. research is utilizing next generation DNA sequencing to improve the understanding of the most abundant freshwater bacteria on earth, the acI lineage of Actinobacteria.

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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