Events

Event: Science on Tap

Monday August 19, 2019
5:00-8:00PM
Industry Room, Union South
1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715

Registration encouraged!

Hosted by Mirus and the Wisconsin ACS Local Section
Download the event flyer!

Topic: The Emergence of CAR-T Cell Therapy
Christian Capitini, MD, Assistant
Professor at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, will be sharing his research and the latest developments in CAR-T cells.

The Science on Tap series highlights how research from various scientific disciplines such as Chemistry, Engineering, Biology and Genetics is combined to deliver groundbreaking scientific research in our community. Christian will be speaking about the recent developments in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T (CAR T) cell therapy, a form of immunotherapy that harnesses the power of a patient’s own immune cells to treat cancer.
Please join us for complementary food and local beverages, as well as the opportunity to meet fellow grad students, post-docs, faculty and members of the local biotech community.
The ACS Wisconsin Section is also offering two-year national memberships for the price of one, as well as free affiliate membership to attendees!

Event: Life in the “Small” Biotech Industry Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Auditorium, Genetics-Biotechnology Center
425 Henry Mall  Madison, WI

Registration and more info

The Ups and Downs, but mostly Ups, of working for smaller biotech and pharma companies

Panelists will discuss their experiences transitioning from academia to smaller, independent biotech companies

• Is small biotech right for you and which attributes do they want?
• Finding the right company – things to consider and research
• Start-ups vs. Established vs. Niche Market biotechs
• Career prospects: risks and benefits of joining a small biotech
• You’re the expert – How communication to a multi-disciplinary audience is key

Panel discussion followed by informal networking with lunch

Aaron Almeida (PhD Chemistry)
Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions

Thomas ‘Rock’ Mackie (PhD Medical Physics)
Chief Innovation Officer, UW Health

Nick Rossi (PhD Chemistry)
Senior Scientist II, Mirus Bio LLC

Robb Stankey (PhD Genetics)
Senior Scientist, Varigen Biosciences

Event brought to you as a partnership between the ACS WI Local Section and the UW-Madison Office of Postdoctoral Studies Career Exploration Series.

Event: Annual Local Section Banquet

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Social Hour 6PM; Dinner 7PM
Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant
2039 Allen Blvd.  Madison, WI

Cost: Regular Members $30,  Graduate Students $15,  Undergraduate Students Free!

All Wisconsin Local Members and their guests are welcome to attend the Annual Banquet! Sign up by November 5th by emailing Betty Moore (betmoore@chem.wisc.edu).  Full dinner agenda available here.

The dinner program will feature section awards and a talk from UW-Madison Chemistry Professor Helen Blackwell on “Chemical Interception of Bacterial Communication Pathways”. We hope you can attend!

 

Event: Sunset Cruise on Lake Mendota

We will be hosting a Special Sunset Cruise on Lake Mendota for our Summer Social event this year!

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Boat departs at 5:45pm for 3 hour cruise
Mariners Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive

The 3-hour Betty Lou cruise departs from the Mariners Inn on the north side of Lake Mendota. The event is for members/affiliate members and their guests, at no cost. Heavy appetizers are included; beverages are available at a cash bar. Our special guest will be Dr. Jake Walsh, UW Center for Limnology, who will describe his research on invasive species in Lake Mendota. In addition to a short talk, he will answer our questions—both as a group and individually.

Sign up by Friday June 22 to secure a spot – contact Betty Moore by email or call 608-262-5155.

 

Event: Science on Tap

Science on Tap

Mirus Bio welcomes Professor Chris Hittinger, Genetics, UW-Madison, who is one of the discoverers of Saccharomyces eubayanus, the wild parent of the main hybrid yeasts used in the brewing industry. He will talk about how yeasts are not only critical for one of Wisconsin’s favorite beverages, but also to many industries like the production of drugs, such as human insulin and producing biofuels.
Come enjoy good food, conversation and a lager on us!

Thursday, June 28th, 6:30-8:00PM
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co – Hilldale Mall
357 Price Place, Madison WI

RSVP by 6/21/18: https://www.mirusbio.com/rsvp/science-on-tap

Sponsored by Mirus and the ACS WI Local Section