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The HudsonAlpha Seminars bring together experts in genetics, genomics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, medicine and immunology for free, public presentations and debate among the scientific community. The seminars also provide valuable academic learning and discussion opportunities for scientists training in labs at the Institute and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Seminars are hosted by researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology from October through May.
Leading genomics researchers and plant breeders from around the world convene at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology for the CROPS conference, which examines the latest genomic technology in plant breeding and crop improvement. Co-hosted by HudsonAlpha and the University of Georgia, CROPS brings together leading researchers applying genomic-based techniques to crop improvement, plant molecular breeding experts, and traditional breeders interested in applying these techniques within their crops of interest.
The next CROPS conference will be held June 5 – 8, 2017 at HudsonAlpha. For more information about speakers, abstracts, and poster submissions and to register, visit hudsonalpha.org/crops.
The Immunogenomics conference annually brings together more than 200 researchers and thought leaders from around the globe exploring the application of genomic technologies to understand the immune system and the development ofdisease. HudsonAlpha hosts the Immunogenomics conference on its biotech campus in Huntsville, Alabama. The conference provides attendees the opportunity to engage in science discussions, network with experts in the field of immunogenomics and discover the “what’s next” in immunogenomics and how it will help shape the future of human health. The fifth annual Immunogenomics conference will be held October 2 – 4, 2017. For more information, visit hudsonalpha.org/immunogenomicsconference.
At HudsonAlpha’s free public education seminar, Biotech 101, you will learn how biotechnology affects your everyday life. The four-week series is an introduction to the field of biotechnology and the influence of genetics on human health and disease. Over the course of the four weekly sessions, participants learn DNA basics and the relevance of genetics and genomics in medicine, agriculture and the environment. Taught by Neil Lamb, PhD, each session includes a primer on a variety of basic genetic concepts followed by examples of these concepts in a research and/or commercial setting.
The 2017 Biotech 101 series will be held in September 2017. Registration is required and will open online next summer. To learn more, visit hudsonalpha.org/biotech-101.
Tie the Ribbons
The annual Tie the Ribbons luncheon, held at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, aims to raise funds and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. Funding raised will support breast cancer and ovarian cancer research at HudsonAlpha. This year’s luncheon will take place November 8, 2017. To learn more and register, visit hudsonalpha.org/tie-the-ribbons.
The Biotech 201 series is a follow-on course for those who have completed Biotech 101. The course is offered each February as four weekly sessions led by Neil Lamb, PhD, HudsonAlpha’s Vice President for Educational Outreach. Each year’s Biotech 201 explores a different topic in genetics and genomics research. Past special topics have included agricultural genomics; the human microbiome; cancer; neurodegenerative, psychiatric and adult-onset disorders; and technologies used for research, diagnosis and treatments. To learn more, visit hudsonalpha.org/biotech-201.