The 2nd Annual UW-Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium is a venue for postdocs to share their work with others and foster new collaborations. This is a free event that is open to the public and we welcome everyone to attend. We also encourage postdocs to check out the other UWPA hosted events in the tab below that will also be taking place during National Postdoc Appreciation Week.
New to this year’s symposium is the 5-minute blitz talk competition during which you will hear exciting talks from postdocs representing 16 different University departments. These talks were selected from nearly 50 abstracts and the winner will receive a travel grant to attend a future conference of their choosing. After reading so many wonderful abstracts, we have added a second award, the People’s Choice Award, which you the audience will select the winner of! The symposium will also feature a keynote address by Dr. Jo Handelsman as well as a vendor fair and reception. Please see below for further details and to register.
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|12:00-5:30 pm||Vendor Fair: Come check out the latest life science products and speak with knowledgeable representatives eager to help you with all your research needs.
**Lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00pm
|1:10-1:45 pm||Keynote Address: From Academia to the White House and Back – Experiences in Science Policy|
|2:00-3:10 pm||Session I of Blitz Talk Competition:
|3:25-4:30 pm||Session II of Blitz Talk Competition:
|4:30-5:30 pm||Reception and Award Ceremony|
Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Location: Genetics-Biotech Center Auditorium (see map below)
Dr. Jo Handelsman
Director, The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Dr. Jo Handelsman is the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a Vilas Research Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. In her previous role, she was appointed by former President Barack Obama as the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where she served for three years until January 2017. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology and has since authored over 100 papers, 30 editorials, and 3 books. She is responsible for groundbreaking studies in microbial communication and work in the field of metagenomics. Notably, she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama in 2011, and in 2012, Nature named her one of “ten people who mattered this year” for her research on gender bias in science.
In addition to the Postdoc Research Symposium, the UWPA is also hosting two other events in celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation week:
- GLBTQ Panel and Luncheon.
Time: Wednesday, Sept. 20. 12:00-2:00pm
Location: 6201 Microbial Sciences
- Happy Hour at Great Dane.
Time: Thursday, Sept. 21. 5:30pm
Location: Hilldale Mall Area (357 Price Pl)