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Research Resources Reporter – April 3, 2018

Register for Madison Microbiome Meeting (M3)
Registration closes Apr 9 for event on Apr 25 – 26, 2018The Microbiome community is a group of researchers at UW-Madison with a shared interest in microbiome science and engineering. UW-Madison microbiome researchers work in many different systems ranging from the human body, animals, soil, plants, lakes, food, wastewater treatment systems, and test tubes.  We use combinations of -omics, computational biology, experiments, field work, and simulations to advance our understanding of how microbiomes function and how we can harness them to improve the quality of life for humans and the health of the environment. The Microbiome Portal is a website and associated activities to connect and support the community.
M3 meeting: Unmasking Common Principle Governing the Microbiome
April 25 & 26, 2018, Discovery Building H.F. DeLuca Forum
Abstract submission deadline: Monday Apr 2
Registration deadline: Monday Apr 9.  Space is limited.
Research Data Services Brownbag Apr 18, 2018
From the ashes: How data corruption revitalized our project, Kendra BoudaUnder the worst of circumstances, data corruption may lead to irreparable loss. Though even if a backup is available, such disruption can easily set any project back.  Join speaker Kendra Bouda as she recounts her experiences with data corruption and how the misfortune of data loss actually revitalized her project. Kendra will relate how a variety of data-related hurdles shaped her work on the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project, shifted her perspective on access and reproducibility, and, ultimately, how data corruption transformed project goals.

Wed Apr 18, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Memorial Library 126
as part of the Holz Series in Research Data Management

Apply for Open Science Grid User School
Seeking applicants for the OSG User School July 9 – 13, 2018 at UW-MadisonIf you could access hundreds or even thousands of computers for your scholarly work, what could you do? Participants will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to harness vast amounts of computing power for research, applicable to nearly any field of study.
Applications due April 20, 2018 (includes letter of rec).
OSG User School: July 9 – 13, 2018
Email: user-school@opensciencegrid.org
Introduction to Flow Cytometry Class
monthly series of three 90-minute lectures for new and experienced usersThinking of using flow cytometry, image cytometry, and/or cell sorting in your research?  Curious about flow cytometry?  Maybe you’d just like to up your game for journal club… The UWCCC Flow Cytometry Laboratory offers Introduction to Flow Cytometry, a series of three 90-minute lectures offered monthly.Topics include:  Theory of Flow Cytometry; Fluorescence and Fluorochromes; Proper Controls; Compensation; Sample Preparation; Panel Design, Optimization, and Standardization; Cell Sorting; Image Cytometry; and Data Analysis.

Lectures are Mon, Wed, Fri (in same week) from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.
Upcoming dates: Apr 23, 25, 27 and May 21, 23, 25 and June 25, 27, 29.
Register here and review course cost.

Register for BadgerConnect Research Service Fair on May 3
hosted by SMPH and UW Carbone Cancer CenterInviting researchers across campus to attend the 1st annual BadgerConnect Research Services Fair at the Health Sciences Learning Center on Thursday, May 3, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  Enjoy research and service posters and workshops.  All researchers welcome.

Please register so organizers can plan for complimentary refreshments and dinner.

Community Engagement Events
Outreach events showcase research and shared resources to broad audiencesScience on Tap: Protecting Our Bees Apr 4
Knowing more about bees is crucial to their survival. Come hear Jeremy Hemberger, a UW-Madison student in entomology, and Joe Besseti, a Madison-based scientist and self-taught beekeeper, as they discuss the lives of bees and why their survival is so connected to human activity.  Additional events scheduled weekly and monthly @ScienceOnTapMadison.
Wed Apr 4 at 7:00 pm at Nomad World Pub (418 E Wilson St)

UW Science Expeditions Apr 6 – 8
Campus Open House:  Get to know the people, places and science outreach programs of your land-grant university!  Venues include the Hasler Laboratory of Limnology (Fri), DC Smith Greenhouse (Sat), Discovery Building (Sat), Physics Museum (Sat), School of Nursing (Sun) and many more.  Free and open to the public.  See Timetable and Map.

Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference Apr 23
Our 2018 conference, Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet, will explore challenges and solutions through local and global lenses.  Conference sessions will explore the interconnectedness of environmental quality, economic development, social justice, and public health.
Register by Thurs Apr 19 at 12:00 pm.

Threads 2018: Tangled Fashion Show Apr 29
The Threads Fashion Show is an annual celebration showcasing student work from the Textiles and Fashion Design Program in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison. This large-scale design and fashion event is produced with the collaborative participation of students across the campus. With music, lights, performance and runway, Threads seeks to engage the Madison community in the excitement and appreciation of contemporary design.
Purchase tickets for shows at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Sun Apr 29.