HudsonAlpha Journal - 2010, Volume 2, Issue 11
October 29, 2010
HudsonAlpha will host Genetic Updates for Alabama Educators November 19 and 20. The free course will teach Alabama life sciences teachers how genetics and genomics link to Alabama biology curricula. "It's all part of inspiring more students to get interested in science," said Governor Bob Riley, adding, "Two of the smartest investments we've ever made in the future of Alabama are HudsonAlpha and the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative."
HudsonAlpha's first BioDefense Symposium demonstrated the area's ability to attract an impressive and diverse crowd when it comes to important issues like biological threats. The event showed professionals in biotechnology and defense how they can work together for our nation's security. Read more.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, a multinational company, is also a resident associate company at HudsonAlpha. The company's teams are working hard to provide researchers with the tools they need to study the effect specific genes and proteins have on disease. Read more.
Dr. Kenneth Day is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Devin Absher's lab. He is studying a unique type of DNA modification called methylation and how it applies to aging. Read more.
Leslie Vallely is a familiar name in the Tennessee Valley when it comes to the fight against breast cancer. A survivor, advocate and communications professional, Vallely supports the efforts of HudsonAlpha researchers who are working hard to better understand this devastating disease.