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Research Resources Reporter – June 5, 2018

Freezer Sample Inventory Discussion June 6, 2018
Informal meeting Wed June 6 at 10:00 am in WID 1170Several cores and shared labs are interested in learning about freezer inventory / freezer sample management software solutions.  Please join us for a discussion of the options and potential opportunities for collaboration.
Core Management Software Demos June 14, 2018 (no vendors)
Thursday, June 14 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am in Bascom 260 A video demonstration event will provide snapshots of several core management software programs in use on campus or at peer institutions.  Core management software allows users to manage reservations and service requests and to quickly generate invoices, billing files and usage reports.  VENDORS WILL NOT BE PRESENT.Attendees should feel free to come and go during the program.  Attendees will have access to a Box folder with vendor videos but the campus-user feedback will not be recorded.Each vendor has submitted a ~10-minute demonstration video, which will be followed by a 5-min in-person sharing of feedback and perspective from an experienced campus core manager.9:00   Agilent / iLab Solutions   [UWCCC & Biochemistry]
9:15   FOM / Facility Online Manager   [Engineering Shared Facilities]
9:30   Idea Elan / Core Facility Management   [UW Optical Imaging]
9:45   Table XI / NUCore   [Northwestern University]
10:00   Prog4Biz / BookItLab   [Newcomb Imaging Center]
10:15   Stratocore / PPMS   [not on campus]
10:30  Third Wave / Lockbox LIMS   [Biotechnology & WCIC in progress]
10:45  OPEN DISCUSSIONPlease contact Isabelle Girard with questions.
Research Staff Professional Development Conference June 20, 2018
Wednesday, June 20 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in Cooper HallA new professional development conference for UW–Madison employees will focus on the unique needs of research staff who are working as laboratory technicians or laboratory managers.The conference is designed to provide professional growth and opportunities for idea exchange to employees who work as research staff in schools and colleges across campus. Register (free) by June 11.
UW Spectral Explorer Maiden Flight
High-resolution spectrometer images from aircraft UWSpex is a a full-range imaging spectrometer that images 470 bands at wavelengths between 400-2500 nm, allowing measurement of vegetation and water chemistry, plant physiology and geologic and soil properties.  The project is led by Phil Townsend and supported by a UW2020 award.Interested in using UWSpex for your research? Email UWSpex or contact Erin Wagner, Instrument Manager, Environmental Spectroscopy Lab.
TEAM Lab Provides Modern Machine Shop
Resource for learning machining, woodworking, weldingThe College of Engineering’s Technical Education and Manufacturing Lab offers the tools, training, and support to create amazing projects in metal, plastic, and wood. The TEAM Lab also offers a variety of fabrication services including CNC machining, precision grinding, heat treating, welding (including high vacuum welding), EMD, 3D printing and waterjet cutting.  Read more and watch a video in News.
Upcoming Conferences Hosted in Madison
Local hosting offers lower-cost opportunity to explore programs.
Society for Economic Botany / June 3 – 7, 2018
The 2018 Joint Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology and Society of Economic Botany promotes the theme of Food Security, Sovereignty, & Traditional Knowledge. Conference presenters and attendees come from a variety of fields and backgrounds, including academic faculty and students, Native/Indigenous community members, government personnel, museum staff, and individuals from private consulting and nonprofit agencies.  The schedule includes multiple days of oral presentations, breakout sessions, active/applied demonstrations, and cultural field trips. Register.
Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference / June 5 – 6, 2018
The two-day 16th annual Wisconsin Technology Council Entrepreneurs’ Conference is one of the Midwest’s premiere “how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Attendees range from ‘treps who are still developing their ideas to emerging company leaders who have already attracted angel and/or venture funding. These businesses cover a broad span of categories, from information technology to cleantech, from advanced manufacturing to the life sciences, and from business services to consulting. Talks on marketing and social media may be relevant to cores seeking exposure.  Agenda and registration.
Child Language Disorders / June 7 – 9, 2018
The Symposium For Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD) is a forum for scientific exchange of high quality research on language disorders in children, and is the only national conference devoted solely to language disorders research. The meeting is held annually in Madison, Wisconsin.  The 2018 meeting will be at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.  See the program and register on site any time during the conference.Forest Products Society / June 11 – 14, 2018
Join the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry.  Network with hundreds of researchers, scientists, industry professionals, consultants and students to discuss the state of forest products and learn about innovations in the field.  The FPS International Convention is held in conjunction with TAPPI’s 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials.  Exhibit space and opportunities for student recruitment available.  Program and registration.International Zebrafish Conference / June 20 – 24, 2018
The 13th International Zebrafish Conference promises to be an extraordinarily exciting and informative conference including plenary, concurrent, workshop, and poster sessions highlighting the latest zebrafish research advances and informing participants about the newest cutting-edge fish research tools and technologies. For the last several decades this has been THE key conference for the worldwide zebrafish community. Register.Small World Initiative / June 21 – 22, 2018
The Small World Initiative is “crowdsourcing antibiotic discovery.”  The SWI 2018 Symposium will feature a  poster competition, highlight innovative research and discovery across SWI’s community, and serve as a connection hub for SWI’s students-scientists and implementing instructors. The Symposium is jam-packed with opportunities for SWI students, instructors, and other supporters to take our initiative to the next levelSchedule and (maybe free) registration.Conference on Beneficial Microbes / July 8 – 11, 2018
The 2018 Beneficial Microbes Conference will provide a forum for the exchange of the latest conceptual and technological developments in the fast-moving field of beneficial host-microbe interactions. By bringing together US and international researchers across multiple disciplines (microbiology, immunology, developmental biology, neurobiology, physiology, nutrition, genomics, ecology, systems biology, evolutionary biology and clinical science), the conference will continue its 16-year tradition to examine the central role of microbes across biology.  Program and registration.

International Conference on Polyphenols / July 16 – 20, 2018
Groupe Polyphénols, the Local Organizing Committee invites you to the XXIX International Conference on Polyphenols (ICP) and the 9th Tannin Conference (TC). Groupe Polyphénols, founded in 1972, is the world’s premier society of scientists in the fields of polyphenol chemistry, bioactivity, nutrition, industrial applications, synthesis, and ecology. The XXIX ICP will be the first one to be held in the United States. In addition to the tannin conference sessions, the ICP will also have sessions on 1. Chemical and Physical-Chemistry, 2. Biosynthesis, Genetics and Metabolic Engineering, 3. Human and Animal Nutrition and Health, 4. Roles in Plants and Ecosystems, and 5. Applied Polyphenols.  Agenda and registration.

Cognitive Science Society Meeting / July 25 – 28, 2018
CogSci 2018 provides an opportunity to consider the ways cognitive science bears on issues of change, learning, growth, and adaptation, but, as always, the conference will also reflect the full breadth of the discipline and of the society’s membership. We encourage researchers from around the world to submit their best basic and applied work in cognitive science to CogSci 2018, and to attend in order to discuss the latest theories and data from the world’s best cognitive science researchers. Schedule, workshops and registration.

Forward Fest / Aug 16 – 23, 2018
Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creatives from the Midwest in an 8-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship at The Forward Festival.  The Wisconsin Ag Innovation Forum on Aug 20 showcases tech innovators with Wisconsin roots that are helping to push the frontiers of data-driven agriculture and demonstrate the connections within our community that make Wisconsin a leader in the industry.  The Forward Technology Conference on Aug 21 offers everything from best practices to war stories for startups, with real concrete learnings and actionables – not high level generalizations about broad topics.  Purchase a Forward Pass.