Sequencing sorghum for bioenergy

June 18, 2015

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, in collaboration with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and others, has been awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E TERRA program to conduct research aimed at accelerating breeding and commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. The Genome […]

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HudsonAlpha expanding genetic counseling expertise

June 17, 2015

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is adding two genetic counselors to the Educational Outreach team to continue the Institute’s mission of translating the power of genomics into real world solutions and to enhance the Institute’s ability to improve patient treatments and outcomes. Genetic counseling is a small but growing field, […]

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Wells Fargo Bank sponsoring ‘Science Saturday’

June 15, 2015

Through the funding support of Wells Fargo Bank, the Science Saturday program provides underrepresented young men across a wide range of grade levels with opportunities for hands-on science instruction outside the scope of the traditional school day. Photo: HudsonAlpha Education Specialist Madelene Loftin in the teaching lab with Stephen Norris, area president of […]

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Video: Enzyme science experiment you can do at home

June 12, 2015

In this video, HudsonAlpha Education Specialist Dasi Price conducts a science experiment, using applesauce, to illustrate the role of enzymes. Enzymes are protein catalysts that change or alter the speed of chemical reactions by lowering the energy needed to start the reaction. “Enzymes are what we call in the biotechnology […]

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Couple establishes million dollar endowment for HudsonAlpha

June 11, 2015

Longtime philanthropists Joe and Pam Alexander will support the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology well into the future through their “Celebration of Life” endowment. “Giving back to the community that has given so much to us has become our dream,” said Pam and Joe.  “We wanted to do something that would continue beyond our lifetime.” […]

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2015 Spring Benefit Videos

June 1, 2015

A wonderful evening was celebrated at the 2015 Spring Benefit as HudsonAlpha welcomed Howard Jacob, Ph.D., to the Institute Jacob has joined HudsonAlpha’s distinguished team of faculty investigators as the new Chief Medical Genomics Officer. Jacob was the keynote speaker at HudsonAlpha’s Spring Benefit and talked about how genomics is changing […]

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HudsonAlpha co-founder honored with Alabama Celebration of the Arts award

May 29, 2015

The Alabama State Council on the Arts honored HudsonAlpha co-founder Jim Hudson at the Celebration of the Arts awards, May 20, 2015, in a ceremony at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Ala. Hudson received the 2015 Special Council Legacy Award, given to individuals who are not necessarily an artist […]

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CROPS 2015: Improving crop sustainability through genomics

May 18, 2015

More than 250 leading genomics researchers and plant breeders from around the world have convened at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala., May 18-21 to discuss the latest genomic technology in plant breeding and crop improvement. Presented by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural […]

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Renasant Bank sponsoring HudsonAlpha afterschool program

May 15, 2015

HudsonAlpha’s Educational Outreach team, in partnership with the North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence, has just completed the first year of a new afterschool program for students in Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County schools. The program is called Launching Aspiring Biotechnology Scientists, or L.A.B.S., and serves to equip students […]

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GREAT workshop provides professional development to Alabama educators

May 7, 2015

Teachers from across the state came to the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala., April 14-15, 2015, for the Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers (GREAT) workshop. Learning begins in the classroom, and ensuring that teachers have accurate information about genomics, genetics and biotechnology creates a genomically-literate society and […]

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