December 2014 marks 30th anniversary of Alta Summit

December 18, 2014

Thirty years ago, Alta Summit sparked one of the most massive, most successful, and most expensive biological research endeavors in human history — the Human Genome Project. Thirty years ago, in December, 1984, Richard Myers was battling a nasty case of altitude sickness. At the time a young postdoctoral scholar, […]

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Q&A with Dr. Richard Myers on Alta Summit

December 18, 2014

Thirty years ago, in December, 1984, Richard Myers — at the time a young postdoctoral scholar — joined 18 other researchers at a gathering 8,500 feet above sea level, at the Alta ski resort near Salt Lake City, Utah. The weather outside was stormy, and the scientists spent much of the […]

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HudsonAlpha announces purchase of Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system

December 12, 2014

Technology will quadruple HudsonAlpha’s DNA sequencing capacity to help genomic information reach thousands of patients Huntsville, Ala. — December 12, 2014 — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology today announced it has purchased the HiSeq X Ten sequencing system manufactured by Illumina, Inc. (NASDQ: ILMN). The technology will enable HudsonAlpha to produce and analyze […]

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Mary-Claire King delivers address at HudsonAlpha

November 17, 2014

King advocates BRCA gene testing for women 30 years old and older, challenges Huntsville to lead the way World-renowned geneticist Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., known for discovering the BRCA1 gene and its link to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, told nearly 1,000 people in Huntsville today that she wants to see […]

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Alabama life science educators present at national conference

November 14, 2014

Educators from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Alabama high schools presented hands-on workshops this week at the National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The National Association of Biology Teachers conference brings together leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned […]

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HudsonAlpha scientists: Mental disorders have genetic underpinnings

November 13, 2014

Mental health disorders, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are biological diseases with genetic underpinnings just like cancer or other genetically linked diseases, according to scientists at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. “The disorders have environmental influences and environmental factors, just like cancer or any other disease, but they also have […]

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Educational Outreach leaders discuss importance of Mary-Claire King discovery

November 7, 2014

Educational Outreach leaders discuss importance of Mary-Claire King discovery HudsonAlpha welcomed Tie the Ribbons guests into the Jackson Center on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, to hear Educational Outreach leaders Kelly East and Neil Lamb, Ph.D., share the significance of ground-breaking genetic discoveries by Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. In 1990, King demonstrated […]

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HudsonAlpha Investigator Discusses NGS’ Impact on Biomanufacturing

November 6, 2014

“The elegance of NGS is parallelization,” says Shawn Levy, Ph.D., faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Parallelization introduces the ability to generate enough individual sequencing reads to allow counting-type applications, such as CHiP-Seq (chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing) or, more relevant to bioprocessing, RNA-seq, also known as whole transcriptome shotgun […]

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Blue-ribbon Scientific Advisory Board convenes on campus

November 4, 2014

The HudsonAlpha Scientific Advisory Board met at the Institute this week for its annual discussion about current and future research at HudsonAlpha. The board, comprised of world-renowned leaders in genomics and biology, establishes and governs the scientific direction of the Institute. “We are honored to have such dedicated colleagues and […]

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Entrepreneurial students learn vital startup skills from UAH leaders at crash course in Italy

October 30, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Two faculty members from the University of Alabama in Huntsville were recently part of a one-week biotechnology entrepreneurship course for European college students at the University of Tuscia in Italy. The BIOINNO event, which was funded by the European Union, included two of Huntsville’s own entrepreneurial leaders: Kannan […]

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