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Part of Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science moves to San Antonio!

Apr 17, 2014

Originally housed at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the interdisciplinary and multi-institutional Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science now includes a third campus. Dr. Michael Olivier was announced with his move to San Antonio at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute

CEGS postdoctoral scientist Prahlad Rao presents at Annual UTHSCSA Translational Science Research Day

Apr 16, 2014

CEGS postdoctoral scientist Prahlad Rao presented a poster titled “Disease-Related Changes of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)-Associated Proteins in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” during the 5th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) on April 16, 2014.

CEGS Senior Research Assistant presents at Annual UTHSCSA Translational Science Research Day

Apr 16, 2014

CEGS Senior Research Assistant Danu Perumalla presented a poster titled “HyCCAPP use for proteomic analysis of promoter variants in human cells” during the 5th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) on April 16, 2014.

CEGS Staff Scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers presents at Annual UTHSCSA Translational Science Research Day

Apr 16, 2014

CEGS Staff Scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers presented a poster titled “Novel method for locus-specific capture of chromatin for proteomic analysis in lymphoblastoid cells” during the 5th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) on April 16, 2014. He was also selected to give a presentation with the same title during the afternoon session of the Research Day.

CEGS Principal Investigator and Co-Director Michael Olivier invited Keynote Speaker at the 5th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day at UTHSCSA

Apr 16, 2014

Dr. Michael Olivier was invited as keynote speaker to present his research findings "How genes and proteins make us fat: new technologies for research on obesity-related health complications" during the 5th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) on April 16, 2014.

Category at Annual UTHSCSA Translational Science Research Day

Apr 16, 2014

Dr. Hector Guillen Ahlers won the Junior Faculty (Instructor/Assistant Professor) Category for his poster presentation titled “Novel method for locus-specific capture of chromatin for proteomic analysis in lymphoblastoid cells” during the Annual UTHSCSA Translational Science Research Day on April 16, 2014. This award came with a certificate and a $500 travel award towards any domestic, educational travel.

CEGS Co-Director Lloyd Smith presents at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, NC Cancer Hospital.

Jan 27, 2014

Dr. Lloyd Smith, W. L. Hubbell Professor of Chemistry and CEGS Co-Director at University of Wisconsin, Madison presented “New Technologies for the Genome Age” at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as part of the Department of Chemistry Seminar Series on Jan 27, 2014 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Wisconsin CEGS-Invited Guest Speaker Penelope Bonnen at Texas Biomed

Dec 12, 2013

Dr. Penelope Bonnen from the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Human Genetics visited the Texas Biomedical Research Institute as a guest of the Wisconsin Center of Excellence for Genomics Science on December 12 and 13, 2013. Dr. Bonnnen presented a seminar titled "Personalized functional genomics approach elucidates novel mitochondrial disease genes" and met for scientific discussions with individual faculty and staff members.

CEGS Principal Investigator and Co-Director Michael Olivier presents at Northwestern University

Dec 11, 2013

Dr. Michael Olivier was invited to give a presentation titled “Genomics meets Proteomics: A New Approach to Study Protein-DNA Interactions” to the Chicago Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, on 12/11/2012.

CEGS Research Seminar, Analytical Seminar Series, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, Madison, WI, 11/14/2013

Nov 14, 2013

Dr. Brian Frey, Senior Scientist of the Wisconsin CEGS (UW-Madison), presented a seminar titled “New Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Proteomics and Applications in Tissue Engineering”, in the Analytical Seminar Series at UW-Madison in the Department of Chemistry, Madison, WI, in 2013. “Tissue engineering through the directed growth of cells on a biological scaffold has tremendous potential to transform human medicine.” 

EGS Staff Scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers presents at ASHG Conference in Boston

Oct 22, 2013

CEGS staff scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers presented “In vivo UASGal Gene Regulation Analysis Using a Novel Approach” during the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, on 10/22/2013.

CEGS Postdoctoral Scientist Prahlad Rao presents at Annual HUPO Conference

Oct 22, 2013

CEGS postdoctoral scientist Prahlad Rao presented a poster titled “Hybridization Capture of Chromatin-Associated Proteins for Proteomics (HYCCAPP) :A Novel Approach to Study Protein-DNA Interactions” at the at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in Boston, MA, on 10/22/2013.

CEGS Postdoctoral Scientist Prahlad Rao presents poster at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

CEGS postdoctoral scientist Prahlad Rao presented a poster titled “Analysis of Proteins Bound to the Yeast Gal1 and Eno2 Gene Promoter Regions under Different Growth Conditions By Mass Spectrometry” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 15-17, 2013.

CEGS Senior Scientist  Brian Frey presents poster at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

CEGS Senior Scientist  Brian Frey presented a poster titled “A New Approach for Identification and Quantification of Intact Proteoforms” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 15-17, 2013.

CEGS Associate Scientist Mark Scalf presents poster at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

CEGS Associate Scientist Mark Scalf presented a poster titled “Proteomics and Bioinformatics Analysis of DNA-Protein Complexes Captured on Solid Supports” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 15-17, 2013.

MULTIPLE CEGS RESEARCH FINDINGS PRESENTED AT ELEVENTH ANNUAL GRANTEE MEETING FOR CEGS INVESTIGATORS, HOSTED BY WISCONSIN CEGS CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN GENOMIC SCIENCE

Oct 15, 2013

The Eleventh Annual Grantee Meeting of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH), was hosted by our WISCONSIN CEGS at UW-Madison on October 15-17, 2013. We presented five talks and three posters during this meeting.

CEGS Co-Director Lloyd Smith presents at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

CEGS Co-Director Dr. Lloyd Smith presented “The Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, on October 15-17, 2013.

CEGS Principal Investigator and Co-Director Michael Olivier presents at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

Dr. Michael Olivier presented “The Next Steps: The Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, on October 15-17, 2013.

CEGS Staff Scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers presents at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

CEGS staff scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers gave a presentation titled “In vivo Analysis of DNA-Protein Interactions in Human Cell Lines Using a Novel Approach” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, on October 15-17, 2013.

CEGS Graduate Student Julia Kennedy-Darling presents at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

CEGS graduate student Julia Kennedy-Darling gave a presentation titled “Identification of Proteins Bound to E. coli and Yeast Genes Using Sequence-Specific Capture” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, on October 15-17, 2013.

CEGS Graduate Student Rachel Knoener presents at UW-Madison during the Annual CEGS Investigator Meeting

Oct 15, 2013

CEGS graduate student Rachel Knoener gave a presentation titled “Identification of Proteins Associated with mRNA in Yeast” during the Annual CEGS investigator meeting hosted by the Wisconsin CEGS at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, on October 15-17, 2013.

CEGS Principal Investigator and Co-Director Michael Olivier presents at Louisiana State University Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Oct 03, 2013

Dr. Michael Olivier was invited to present his research findings in a presentation titled “Integrated Genomic and Proteomic Analysis of Human Lipid Disorders”.at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, on 10/03/2013.

Dr. Michael Olivier gave a presentation in “The Argyle” in San Antonio on

Sep 18, 2013

Dr. Michael Olivier gave a Fireside Chat at the Argyle in San Antonio on September 16th, 2013.

CEGS Postdoctoral Scientist Prahlad Rao presents at ASMS Conference

Jun 13, 2013

CEGS postdoctoral scientist Prahlad Rao presented a poster titled “Comparison of proteins bound to the Yeast UAS-GAL region under different growth conditions using GENCAP technology" at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, on 06/13/2013.

CEGS Research Presented at EMBO Conference Series on Chromatin and Epigenetics in Heidelberg, Germany

May 08, 2013

Julia Kennedy-Darling, CEGS graduate student from UW-Madison, presented a poster on “Elucidating global protein-DNA interactions at multiple genes in E. coli” during the EMBO Conference Series on Chromatin and Epigenetics, at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg, Germany on May 8 – 12, 2013.

CEGS Principal Investigator and Co-Director Michael Olivier presents at UW-Whitewater.

Apr 12, 2013

Dr. Michael Olivier presented “Biotechnology and Genomics: The Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science” to the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI, on 04/12/2013.

CEGS Research Presented at Genomics Science Training Program at UW-Madison

Mar 21, 2013

Julia Kennedy-Darling, CEGS graduate student, gave a presentation titled "Elucidating Global Protein-DNA Interactions at Multiple Genes in E. coli" in the Genomics Science Training Program Seminar Series at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, on March 21, 2013.

CEGS Co-Director Lloyd Smith presents at American Society for Mass Spectrometry Sanibel meeting on Top-Down Mass Spectrometry.

Jan 24, 2013

CEGS Co-Director Dr. Lloyd Smith, W. L. Hubbell Professor of Chemistry and CEGS Co-Director at University of Wisconsin, Madison presented at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Sanibel meeting on Top-Down Mass Spectrometry St Pete Beach, FL, on Jan 24-27, 2013.

CEGS Research Presented by Senior Scientist Brian Frey at the 61st Annual ASMS Conference

Jan 01, 2013

Dr. Brian Frey, Senior Scientist of the Wisconsin CEGS (UW-Madison) presented “Enhanced ETD in Tryptic Digests of Complex Samples by Derivatizing Peptide Carboxyl Groups” as a poster at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference in Minneapolis, MN, in 2013.

CEGS Lab Manager Presents DNA Extraction to Eighth Graders at St. Matthias School

Dec 18, 2012

In conjunction with the Innovation Center outreach initiative at MCW, Lab Manager, Regina Cole, recently presented to 43 Eighth Graders at St. Matthias School about DNA extraction from cheek cells. Students were excited to extract and observe their own DNA. Furthermore, the students were able to explain why DNA extraction is important to scientists and how it is relevant to the research done at the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center.

Michael Olivier Presents CEGS Research at CMSDG Meeting at Northwestern University

Dec 12, 2012

Michael Olivier, Ph.D. presented "Genomics Meets Proteomics: A New Approach to Study Protein-DNA Interactions" at the December Chicago Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (CMSDG) at Northwestern University in Evanston. CMSDG is a Chicagoland scientific community dedicated to providing a forum for scientists in the field of mass spectrometry to meet and exchange ideas.

Regina Cole Receives President's Diversity Award from Medical College of Wisconsin

Nov 21, 2012

Wisconsin Center for Excellence in Genomic Science congratulates Regina Cole, Lab Manager for the Olivier Lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin for receiving the 2012 President’s Diversity Award by the MCW Diversity Committee. This award is presented to two individuals in the MCW community every year for exceptional leadership and outstanding contributions toward the endeavor of a more inclusive and diverse approach to the Medical College’s core missions of Education, Research, Patient Care and Community Health. MCW President John Raymond cited Regina's role in the BBC and her continued effort as part of the Center to create a welcoming and integrating work environment wherein everyone can thrive as the primary reason she was deserving of the award. In Regina’s remarks, she thanked her “BBC family” for support over past years, and for creating such a unique work environment. She was extremely proud to receive this prestigious award, and was congratulated by the College leadership and other faculty and staff who have interacted with her over the years.

CEGS Staff Scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers presents at ASHG conference on in San Francisco

Nov 07, 2012

CEGS staff scientist Hector Guillen Ahlers presented “GENECAPP: Sequence-Specific in vivo Analysis of Protein-DNA Interactions in Human Cancer Cell Lines”. at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on 11/07/2012.

Wisconsin CEGS represented with eight investigators at Ninth Annual Grantee Meeting in Chapel Hill, NC, on October 15-17, 2012.

Oct 15, 2012

Eight investigators from the Wisconsin CEGS participated in the Ninth Annual Grantee Meeting in Chapel Hill, NC, on October 15-17, 2012. The Center gave four oral presentations and presented four posters.

CEGS Graduate Student Rachel Knoener presents at MUACC

Sep 27, 2012

Rachel Knoener presented a poster titled “Proteomic Analysis of DNA-Protein Complexes Captured on a Solid Support” at Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference (MUACC); Madison, WI, September 27 –29, 2012. “The Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science is developing a novel technology to enable the genome-wide identification of DNA-bound proteins.”

CEGS Graduate Student Julia Kennedy-Darling presents at MUACC.

Sep 27, 2012

CEGS graduate student Julia Kennedy-Darling presented a poster titled “Elucidating DNA:Protein Interactions at the rrn Operon” at the Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, September 27 –29, 2012.

CEGS Investigator Joshua Coon presents at MUACC

Sep 27, 2012

Joshua Coon, Professor of Chemistry and Wisconsin CEGS investigator at UW Madison, gave a presentation titled “Protein Quantification with Mass Spectrometry” at the Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference (MUACC); Madison, WI, September 27 –29, 2012.

CEGS Investigator Brian Frey presents at MUACC.

Sep 27, 2012

Brian Frey, CEGS investigator at UW-Madison, gave a presentation titled “Protein Analysis to Understand Biological Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering” at the Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference (MUACC); Madison, WI, September 27 –29, 2012.

Wisconsin CEGS Prepares for Tenth Annual Grantee Meeting in Chapel Hill

Sep 17, 2012

Wisconsin CEGS members prepare for the Tenth Annual Grantee Meeting where researchers, advisors and NHGRI staff meet annually to foster interaction and collaboration between centers to examine the progressive development of genomics approaches to medicine and understanding biological systems. This year’s meeting will be hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from October 15-17.

CEGS Poster to be Presented at ASHG Annual Meeting

Sep 17, 2012

Hector Guillen Ahlers, Ph.D. will be presenting “GENECAPP: Sequence-Specific In Vivo Capture of Human Cancer Cell Lines” at the Annual Meeting for the American Society of Human Genetics in San Francisco on November 6-10, 2012.

CEGS Research Results presented at ASMS on new insights into protein pathways affected by stress-induced SUMOylation.

May 20, 2012

CEGS investigator and Senior Scientist Mark Scalf presented a poster titled “Quantitative Proteomics Reveals a Key Role for RNA Biology During Stress-Induced Sumoylation in Arabidopsis” during the Annual ASMS conference, Vancouver, WA, May 20-24, 2012.

CEGS Research Presented at Biology of the Genome, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

May 08, 2012

Julia Kennedy-Darling, CEGS graduate student, presented a poster titled “Elucidating DNA:Protein Interactions at the rrn operon” at Biology of the Genome conference at, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, May 8 - 12, 2012.

CEGS Research Presented at Genomics Science Training Program at UW-Madison

Mar 15, 2012

Julia Kennedy-Darling, CEGS graduate student, gave a presentation titled “Elucidating global Protein-DNA Interactions at the E. coli rrn Operon” in the Genomics Science Training Program Seminar Series at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, March 15, 2012

Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Receives New Round of Funding

Jan 09, 2012

The Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science (CEGS), which was established in 2009 as a collaborative effort between researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Madison, has been awarded a $6.2 million grant extension from the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The grant provides an additional two years of funding to the CEGS, which is one of only ten Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science supported by NHGRI. The award followed the recommendations of a panel of expert reviewers that evaluated the progress the Center had made during the initial two years.

Article Details Protein Capture Strategy Developed by the Wisconsin CEGS

Oct 21, 2011

The regulation of gene transcription is fundamental to the existence of complex multicellular organisms such as humans. Although it is widely recognized that much of gene regulation is controlled by gene-specific protein-DNA interactions, there presently exists little in the way of tools to identify proteins that interact with the genome at locations of interest.

CEGS Principal Investigator and Co-Director Michael Olivier presents at Annual Meeting at Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute

Oct 20, 2011

CEGS Co-Directors, Drs. Michael Olivier and Lloyd Smith, presented new CEGS research findings on “The Wisconsin CEGS: Methods for the Analysis of Protein-DNA Interactions” at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, Boston, MA, on 10/20/2011. Senior Scientist Mike Shortreed gave a presentation on “Proteomic Analysis of DNA-Protein Complexes Captured on a Solid Support”

CEGS Research Presented at the 59th Annual ASMS Conference

Jun 13, 2011

Michael Zickus, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wisconsin CEGS, presented “Mass Spectrometric Analysis of DNA-Bound Proteins from a Complex Matrix”at the 59th Annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference in Denver, CO.

Wisconsin CEGS Paper Describes "Grand Challenge"

Jun 02, 2011

The regulation of gene transcription is fundamental to the existence of complex multicellular organisms such as humans. This process dictates which genes are expressed in which tissues, and controls how various cell types grow, differentiate, and respond to their environments.

Wisconsin CEGS Project Highlighted in International Journal

May 17, 2011

The latest issue of International Innovation features an article on the Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science (WI CEGS).

CEGS Research Presented at Biology of the Genome, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

May 10, 2011

Julia Kennedy-Darling, CEGS graduate student, presented a poster titled “Identification of Protein:Protein and Glycan:Protein Interactions at Cell:Cell Interfaces” during the Biology of the Genome Conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York- May 10 - 14,2011.

CEGS Poster Presented at US HUPO Conference

Mar 23, 2011

Michael Zickus, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center of Excellence in Genomics Science, presented “A Proteomics Approach to Reversing the Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Methodology” at the US HUPO 7th Annual Conference in Raleigh, March 20 - 23, 2011

Eighth Annual Center of Excellence in Genomic Science Investigator meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Nov 04, 2010

Members of the Wisconsin CEGS recently traveled to the Eighth Annual Center of Excellence in Genomic Science Investigator meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Wisconsin CEGS Announces Advisory Board

May 20, 2010

The Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science is pleased to announce its Advisory Board members. This Advisory Board is made up of external members as well as advisors with in-depth knowledge of the Center’s research. The Advisory Board plays a key role in evaluating the work of the Center. The Advisory Board will meet with Center faculty and researchers this fall to review the work done thus far and make suggestions on future directions, changes and potential alternative approaches.

Initial Grant Announcements

Sep 28, 2009

A team of Wisconsin researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University will receive $8 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop technology that provides new ways to study genes.