Biochemistry professor Mike Sussman, longtime director of the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center, has announced that he is stepping down from that position to serve as director of the Genome Center of Wisconsin, located within the Biotechnology Center.
“With DNA analysis now permeating all aspects of research, our economy and our lives, aggressive attention to changes in the technology and its applications on campus is needed to ensure that we stay at the forefront of genomic sciences,” Sussman says. “Moving forward, together with the excellent faculty already present in the center and the new ones that we hope to recruit in the future, I would like to help us attain a national and international leadership position that a powerhouse research institution like UW-Madison deserves.”
Sussman was recently awarded UW2020 funding to acquire an Illumina NovaSeq DNA sequencer on behalf of the Biotechnology Center. The sequencer is expected to help boost UW-Madison’s DNA sequencing capabilities.
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