37th Annual Kenneth B. Raper Symposium:

Showcasing Microbiology in Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 5, 2023


The Kenneth B. Raper Symposium highlights ongoing microbiology-related research at UW-Madison and other regional institutions, providing researchers the opportunity to interact and share information across a broad range of research topics. The Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Bacteriology and funded by the Kenneth B. Raper Memorial Fund.

Kenneth B Raper at a microscope
Kenneth Raper working in the laboratory in 1949. Professor Raper had dual appointments in bacteriology and botany. During World War II, he conducted research at a USDA lab in Peoria, Illinois, and identified a better strain of penicillin-producing mold. He later joined the faculty at UW–Madison. UW-Madison Archives