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Hosted by UW Carbone, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and the UW Biotechnology Center.

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Program details coming soon!

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

Please register for FREE via the link above to help us plan food and beverages for our event, thanks!

BadgerConnect 2023 Agenda (Under Construction)

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11:30am-12:00pm Registration/Networking

Registration table and networking at Booths open at 11:30am

12:00-12:30pm Workshops Session I

Workshop Title Research Core Description Room Number Industry Partner
Analyzing SAIRF multi-modal imaging data using Imalytics Preclinical software Small Animal Imaging & Radiotherapy Facility with Gremse-IT GmbH In this workshop, Felix Gremse, of Gremse-IT, will illustrate the powerful capabilities and diverse applications of multi-modal, high-resolution, and non-invasive imaging in the UWCCC Small Animal Imaging & Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF) that can enhance your research through the use of Imalytics Preclinical software. Auditorium
Intelligent Panel Design in Flow Cytometry Using Machine Learning Flow Cytometry Laboratory with FluoroFinder This workshop will walk through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to assist in designing multi- and high-parameter Flow cytometry panels. 1360


12:30-12:45pm Break

Break and Networking

12:45-1:15pm Workshops Session II

Workshop Title Research Core Description Room Number Industry Partner
Limit your Genomic ‘Screen-Time’: Pooled lentiCRISPR Screening for Target Identification Advanced Genome Editing Laboratory with Millipore-Sigma This workshop will discuss how you can use pooled lentiCRISPR screening to drive your research forward, how pooled lentiCRISPR screening works, and the resources available to you. We will also briefly discuss following up with target validation. Auditorium
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1:15-1:30pm Break

Break and Networking

1:30-2:15pm Welcome and Invited Research Talk

1:30-1:35 – Welcome (TBD)

1:35-2:15 – Invited Research Talk – Dr. Reinier Hernandez to present on the “Development of Radiopharmaceutical Agents for Cancer Theranostics”

Radiopharmaceutical agents are a systemic radiation therapy modality with incredible potential for treating advanced cancers. Our laboratory leads several efforts to develop radiopharmaceuticals as single agents or in treatment combinations for multiple cancers, including prostate, renal, melanoma, and pediatric cancers. These collaborative efforts are supported by a multidisciplinary team of scientists and physician-scientists and enabled by key resources available through several core facilities.


2:15-2:25pm Break

Break and Networking

2:25-3:15pm Panel Discussion

Title: Seeing the unseeable:  Imaging and image analysis resources for investigators

 Participating cores include: 

  • Small Animal Imaging & Radiotherapy Facility (SAIRF)
  • Translational Research Initiatives in Pathology (TRIPath)
  • Clinical Research Imaging Core (CRIC)
  • Flow Cytometry Laboratory (FLOW)
  • Experimental Animal Pathology Lab (EAPL)
  • Vision Research Core

Description: In this panel session comprised of multiple UW imaging experts, we will discuss multimodality imaging and image analysis applications available at UW-Madison.  Each shared resource lab will present their services followed by a Q&A session.

3:15-4:30pm Networking Reception

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with research services and their industry partners at Booths in the Atrium with light appetizers (GF and VEG options) and soda/beer/wine.


We’d like to thank our past participating research services and industry partners who have helped make our events possible! Please check out below what we have lined up so far for 2023!

Thank you to Our 2023 Sponsoring Industry Partners!

Highlights from 2022

Last year, twenty-five research services with nine industry partners were joined by over 80 researchers at the fifth BadgerConnect Research Services Fair on November 9th, 2022. The free half-day in-person event featured a talk on automating cell type classification by leveraging transcriptomic big data by Dr. Colin Dewey, followed by discussion with a panel of six service cores that work together in managing and supporting big data and data pipelines. The afternoon continued with six workshops and culminated with a networking reception. In addition, multiple pre-recorded core flashtalks and tutorials were posted before, during, and after the event.

Hosted by UW Carbone, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and the UW Biotechnology Center.

For questions, email

To view highlights from last year’s event, please visit the BadgerConnect 2022 page.