The Metabolism of Lipids: Implications in Human Diseases

34th Steenbock Symposium - May 22, 2011 to May 25, 2011
University of Wisconsin - Madison


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As the private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) was established as one of the world’s first university-based technology transfer organization in 1925. It was founded by UW-Madison professor and inventor Harry Steenbock to ensure that his breakthrough discovery for increasing the Vitamin D content of foods was commercialized for societal benefit, and to ensure that proceeds from his invention supported university research. WARF has continued to fulfill Dr. Steenbock’s vision for the past 86 years, during which it has processed approximately 6,000 university inventions, completed 1,600 license agreements and gifted the UW-Madison more than $1 billion generated from its licensing and investment revenues.

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Promega endeavors to provide the most innovative biological reagents and integrated systems used in research and applied technology worldwide.

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Casimir Jones S.C. is a Madison, Wisconsin based law firm that fulfills the intellectual property needs of our local, national, and international clients. We take tremendous care and pleasure in developing and protecting the intellectual property rights of each of our clients. Our expertise permits us to work closely with our clients and drives our desire to assist each client to realize value via intellectual property.

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The Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) Training Program at UW-Madison is an interdisciplinary predoctoral and postdoctoral bioinformatics training program, funded by a grant from The National Library of Medicine (No. 5T15LM007359), with additional support from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School and departments across campus. The CIBM mission is to provide modern training for a new generation of researchers wishing to solve biomedical problems requiring strengths in both computational and biological science. This training program is one of just 19 institutional training programs in biomedical informatics in the U.S. The 52 CIBM faculty span 15 different departments and five colleges at UW-Madison as well as several faculty at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (located about 100 miles north of Madison).


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