The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long history of inter-departmental and cross-disciplinary interactions and collaborations. As such, there is a wide variety of experimental facilities, research institutes, and collaborative centers on campus. Below is a list of several that are related to the QBI.
R. M Bock Laboratories
Bock Labs is an interdisciplinary research laboratory that spans departmental boundaries. The Labs house the Institute for Molecular Virology, the Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, and the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation.
J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution
Evolutionary biologists from across colleges participate in the Crow Institute, a center for the study and education of evolution. Researchers in Genetics, Biochemistry, Botany, Entomology, Zoology, Computer Science, Statistics and beyond interact through the Evolution Seminar series, the annual Darwin Day celebration, and other research and education events.
The GCW is a research center within the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center, focused on fostering integrative and highly collaborative research that bridges diverse disciplines. The center’s 16 faculty represent 17 departments, including the Laboratory of Genetics, and six schools within the university.
In 2007, UW-Madison and partners at Michigan State were awarded a $125 million dollar grant from the US Department of Energy to solve biological challenges of biofuel production. As one of three centers in the country, the GLBRC conducts highly collaborative research that spans genetics and genomics, biological and chemical engineering, systems and synthetic biology and more.
A main focus of this community of scholars is to gain critical knowledge about the science and art of vision. Researchers, clinicians, and staff within the Institute are dedicated to apply this knowledge to the prevention and treatment of blindness.
The Waisman Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative disease. In addition to research in these areas, the center provides services to people with developmental disabilities and education and outreach programs to the community.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery represents a unique merger of a public transdisciplinary research institute (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, or WID) and a private institute aimed at rapidly translating results to benefit society (Morgridge Institute for Research). Several of our faculty have joint appointments in the public WID institute, focusing on epigenetic and systems biology research.
The UW-Madison Epigenetics Program is an inclusive group of researchers that endeavor to understand how different phenotypes can be generated from a single genome. The collection of UW-Madison researchers offers a diverse perspective on the growing fields of epigenetics and chromatin-based regulation of gene expression.