As part of the Tech Council’s continuing series, “Crossing the coronavirus chasm,” we’ll hear from Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, during a noon Tuesday, April 28th webinar.

Individual and corporate members of the Wisconsin Technology Council may register now to learn about antibiotic resistance and the urgency in the search for alternatives.

In addition to directing WID, the UW-Madison’s multi-disciplinary research center, Handelman is a Vilas Research and Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor. She was as a science advisor to President Barack Obama, serving as associate director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for three years. She earned her Ph.D. at the UW-Madison in Molecular Biology and has since authored more than 200 scientific research publications, 30 editorials, 29 essays and six books.

Her laboratory has taken a deeper look at the microbial communities of soil in the search for antibiotic alternatives, with the “Tiny Earth” project marking the launch of a worldwide antibiotic-discovery initiative.

There are limited “seats” in the Zoom meeting. Members of the Tech Council and its programs, the Tech Council Innovation Network and the Tech Council Investor Networks, may email Julie Johnson at to reserve a spot. Meeting log-in credentials and other guidelines for the hour-long session will be sent by prior to the event.

The Tech Council is pleased to produce this seminar for its members in Wisconsin and beyond. This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and is in broadcast partnership with WisconsinEye. To join the Tech Council, click here or contact Angela Schlobohm at