The BadgerConnect Research Services Fair is going virtual!

Join us the week of November 9 to the 13 for virtual presentations from various life science research services.  Some sessions will be live and others are pre-recorded. Note that live sessions will also be recorded for future viewing. Researchers of all levels across campus are welcome to attend.

Hosted by UW Carbone and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health 

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To view highlights from last year’s event, please scroll below or visit the BadgerConnect 2019 page.


For every time you tweet #BadgerConnect20 or attend a live session, you’ll be entered in a Prize Drawing for a 50% off voucher (up to $200) good for use at one of the participating research services listed below!

Key Themes

Discuss projects with UW life science research services

Learn about cutting-edge technologies and the latest products provided by the services and their industry partners

Discover how your colleagues’ research has been supported by UW research services

Thank you to our participating research services and industry partners who helped make this virtual event possible. For more information and a complete list, please scroll down!


Monday, November 9

Live Panel Discussion

12:00-1:00 PM CST

Building Research Pipelines Spanning Multiple Cores

Join a panel of Core Staff and Core Customers to discuss identifying the need and establishing connections between cores and researchers to create a successful research pipeline. This panel will feature members of the Flow Cytometry Lab, Gene Expression Core, DNA Sequencing Facility and Genome Editing and Animal Models Core as well as a researcher using one of our established pipelines to isolate cells for single-cell genomics.

Hosted by Flow Cytometry (host) with Genome Editing, DNA Sequencing, and Gene Expression cores and Shanmuganayaham Lab

Zoom link coming soon.

Wednesday, November 11

Live Webinars

4:00 – 5:00 PM CST

Leading Breakthrough Science Teams

As the size and scope of collaborative research grows, research teams are increasingly looking for support in leading high-impact, breakthrough teams. UW-ICTR is developing tools and resources to provide that support for both faculty and staff who lead scientific teams. We will discuss the challenges of leading scientific teams, then discuss one evidence-based approach to addressing those challenges: Collaboration Planning, an interactive process designed to help teams work through the mechanics of how the group will collaborate, including preemptively addressing many of the challenges of conducting team-science research through transparency, shared governance, and shared decision-making.

Hosted by UW-ICTR and UWCCC Team Science

Zoom link coming soon.

Tuesday, November 10

Live Invited Research Talk

10:00-11:00 AM CST

Genome-edited swine models to study disease and build models for therapeutics

The talk will provide two examples of how genetic engineering of swine was utilized, one, for the study of a genetic disorder in children called Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and second, for exploring a solution to tackle the donor organ shortage crisis in the area of human transplantation.

Featuring Dr. Dhanansayan Shanmuganayagam and hosted by Dr. Dustin Rubinstein of the Genome Editing and Animal Models Core

Zoom link coming soon.

Thursday, November 12

Live Webinars

10:00 – 11:00 AM CST

SPECT/CT: What our newest addition can add to your research

We will introduce you to our new SPECT/CT imaging system, including an overview of instrument specs and operations, and how this technology can enhance your research in animal models.

Hosted by Small Animal Imaging & Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) with Industry Partner MILabs

Zoom link coming soon.

Live Networking Reception

Friday, November 13

12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Zoom Break-Out Rooms by Category

Attendees can jump in and out of break-out rooms at will for Q/A time with research services and their industry partners, which will be grouped by area of study or research pipeline categories as listed below.

All of Us Wisconsin
Bioinformatics Resource Center
BioStatistics Shared Resource

Zoom link coming soon.

Data Science Hub
Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
Team Science

Zoom link coming soon

Cancer Pharmacology Lab
Medicinal Chemistry Center
Meso Scale Discovery
Small Molecule Screening Facility

Zoom link coming soon.

Cytek Biosciences Inc
Flow Cytometry Laboratory
Genome Editing and Animal Models Core
Humanized Mouse Core
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Zoom link coming soon.

Biochemistry Optical Core
Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC
Circulating Biomarker Core
Waisman Center Cellular Imaging and Analysis

Zoom link coming soon.

Analytical Instrumentation Center
Cancer Metabolomics
Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Facility

Zoom link coming soon.

Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program
Small Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy Facility
WIMR Imaging Services

Zoom link coming soon.

Pre-Recorded Content


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Visium Spatial Gene Expression

Measure and map gene activity relative to where in your tissue section is occurring

Hosted by Translational Research Initiatives in Pathology (TRIP) with Gene Expression Center (GEC)

Electronic Laboratory Notebook Overview: LabArchvies

Video Coming Soon.

We’ll give a basic demo showing off some of the features of LabArchives. We will show examples to help labs visualize how they could use this tool for their own work.

Hosted by Electronic Library Notebooks (ELN) with Industry Partner LabArchives

Coverslipping Made Easy for Optimal Histo Results

Video Coming Soon.

Histotechnologists from EAPL will demo the ideal materials, reagents and technique for coverslipping tissue slides after staining, to help ensure the best results in your histology analyses.

Hosted by Experimental Animal Pathology Lab (EAPL)

Making of a Mouse Model: From Embryo to Gene Edit

Video Coming Soon.

Experts in GEAM-AM will give a step-by-step on how they collect, microinject and transfer fertilized embryos to generate gene-edits in animal models.

Hosted by Genome Editing and Animal Models (GEAM-AM)

Core Flash Talks


Twenty-two core facilities will participate with short video overviews of their core and how they serve research.

Video Library

Sponsoring Industry Partners