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HudsonAlpha, UAB receive $100,000 for kidney cancer research
Boeing’s Employee Community Fund Board of Alabama and The Boeing Company announced a major gift of $150,000, of which $100,000 will support a collaborative kidney cancer research project between the Boeing Alabama Employee Community Fund, the American Cancer Society, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Don’t’ forget to join us Tuesday for a social media blitz from 9am to 2pm! To celebrate DNA Day, the Educational Outreach team will host the annual #GeneChat where teachers, students and the public can interact with HudsonAlpha and associate companies to learn more about genetics, genomics and biotechnology.
Bruce Alberts, PhD, received the 2017 HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize for his extraordinary contributions to, and advocacy for, science and science education. Dr. Alberts is a renown biochemist and science educator at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a past president of the National Academy of Sciences, where he helped develop the National Science Education Standards, which paved the way for science classes focused on hands-on inquiry rather than tons of memorization.
HudsonAlpha researchers discuss genomic medicine with Business Alabama magazine
Business Alabama magazine featured HudsonAlpha researchers in its April issue, which highlighted genomic medicine efforts in Alabama. David Bick, MD; Greg Cooper, PhD; Howard Jacob, Phd; Shawn Levy, PhD; and Liz Worthey, PhD discussed how HudsonAlpha is taking genomic medicine to the next level.
HudsonAlpha hosted a training session today for teachers and collaborators participating in the Bicentennial Barcoding project, which sets out to genetically catalog Alabama’s native plants.
Scot Duncan, a professor of Biology and Urban Environmental Studies at Birmingham-Southern College and author of “Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity,” was the special guest speaker at the training session. Published in 2013, “Southern Wonder” combines the disciplines of ecology, evolution and geology into an explanation of why Alabama is home to more species than any other state east of the Mississippi River.
Duncan presented, “Alabama’s Biodiversity: What we have, why we have it, and why it matters.”
Next Associate Company Lunch May 4
Join us for the next Associate Company Lunch in the executive lounge May 4 at noon.
Attendees will hear from Lyndsay Ferguson, Workforce Director for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Ferguson will discuss workforce tools inasmartplace.com, a local source for finding the most relevant jobs in the Greater Huntsville region quickly and easily.