Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Dick Burgess, Professor Emeritus at the McArdle Cancer Research Lab, UW-Madison, talks about making monoclonal antibodies and their use in protein purification. Burgess discusses their success in finding a way to make antibodies that would bind onto a protein, but then release it easily.
Patrick McLaughlin, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at UW-Extension, discusses the ongoing research at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey focused on deciphering the rock record of shifts in the ancient ocean-atmosphere system and their correlation with biological evolution.
Peter Botham and Sarah Botham, proprietors of Botham Vineyards, cover the vine-to-bottle process of making wine in Wisconsin and discuss the challenges of growing grapes in our climate. They discuss the grape varieties they grow and the wines the Botham Vineyards produce.
Heather Gates, the executive director of The Natural Step Monona, Dadit Hidayat, a research associate at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the UW-Madison, and Randy Stoecker, a professor of Community and Environmental Sociology at the UW-Madison, discuss their collaborative work to build a coalition of community groups around environmental sustainability in Monona.
Dale Schoeller a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison discusses the relationship between exercise and weight loss. Although the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure is simple physics, biology introduces some concepts to consider when interpreting the equation and making public policy.
William L. Murphy, an associate professor in Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison, explores the advances in stem cell research and tissue engineering taking place at the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.
Kathleen S. Kline, Outreach Coordinator for the Sea Grant Institute at the Aquatic Sciences Center of the UW-Madison, discusses the successful management of sturgeon in Lake Winnebago. State managers, university researchers, and a determined group of spearers have worked to bring the sturgeon back from the brink of extinction.
Victoria Sutton, intellectual property associate at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) talks about lab notebooks--what it means to have a good lab notebook and why it is important to have a good lab notebook. Sutton discusses the latest trends in research record keeping, and the role of electronic laboratory notebooks.
Kevin Eliceiri, director of the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation at the UW-Madison, shares new developments in modern microscopy which have allowed extra dimensions of data to be extracted and recorded from a specimen over and above the two dimensions of a simple image.
Ed Janus, author of "Creating Dairyland," enables us to understand the things you see in the Wisconsin countryside--and what you can't see. Janus explores the history and the minds of the men and women who are the people of Dairyland.