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Researcher at UWisc Wins “Transformative Research Award” NIH Grant

Posted by Dianna Matyola on Tue, Jul 23, 2019

A University of Wisconsin researcher is among one of the winners of the 2018 “Transformative Research Award,” a NIH-funded grant supporting creative scientific projects that could potentially result in a quantum leap of progress in the biosciences. A researcher from the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin is one of the recipients of the award for his project, in collaboration with two other researchers, from the University of California – San Diego and the Sloan Kettering Institute. Their project was selected, along with ten other projects, to receive the award.


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The team of three researchers are going to create the first-ever complete cellular blueprint of a complex organism, specifically, a zebrafish. The project of mapping a zebrafish's cellular development- tracking and mapping the fate of the first cells into an adult fish, is a big project that could have amazing benefits for the medical field. Knowledge of the cellular paths that form each organ system – the way they multiply, develop, and cycle through stages - is an increasingly valuable tool for understanding human health in terms of regenerative medicine. A zebrafish was suitably selected for this project because of its translucency, among other characteristics.


UWisc15_0920This ambitious research project involves bringing several teams together in one collaborative effort. The researchers each specialize in one category - imaging, labeling, and tracking - bringing together different disciplines to complete the project. The researcher from the University of Wisconsin is the imaging specialist, using the advanced imaging equipment at his laboratory and his medical engineering background to contribute to the project.


Exciting pioneering research, such as this, is constantly happening at the University of Wisconsin and laboratory managers are always seeking new lab equipment to assist with their research. On September 5, 2019, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is hosting its annual BioResearch Product FaireTM event at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. If you are a laboratory equipment supplier, this is an excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face with life science researchers at one of the nations top universities for research.


Last year, the BioResearch Product Faire™ event at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, attracted 256 attendees of whom 65 were professors, post docs and purchasing agents.  Of the total attendees, 41 were lab managers and the rest research associates and postgraduate students. Find out more information through the link below.


University of Wisconsin, Madison BioResearch Product FaireTM event - September 5, 2019

Exhibit at  Madison Event


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