Biotechnology & Life Sciences
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Peers Who Brought Their Meetings Here
- American Society for Virology
- Cognitive Science Society
- UW Health Public Affairs
Number of Speakers
UW-Madison features 40 expert speakers in the health, nutrition and biotechnology industries. For a full list, and to request a speaker, visit Badger Talks.
- Nobel Prize geneticist Joshua Lederberg discovered sexual reproduction of bacteria
- Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Har Gobind Khorana synthesized the first gene
- Biochemist Harry Steenbock spurred the solution to rickets by biofortifying food
- Geneticist Fred Blattner deepened understanding of lethal strains of E. coli
- Microbiologist Jo Handelsman pioneered the field of metagenomics
- World's first laboratory-derived human embryonic stem cells
- Development of stool-based DNA test Cologuard, a revolutionary resource in cancer detection
- Top 5 university in research spend
- Top 9 metro in bioscience jobs, investments and innovations – Batelle/BIO Report
- $500 million – annual spend on biotech and life sciences research at UW-Madison
- More than 10,000 employees in the biotech and life sciences industry
- #25 Top 50 Cities for Tech Talent - CBRE
- Exact Sciences
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Pharmaceutical Product Development
- GE Healthcare
- Cellular Dynamics
- Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
- Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Building the Future of the Industry
Approximately 9,000 industry-related degrees per year in the region