HudsonAlpha President Calls for Better Understanding of the Importance of Health Research at National Forum

September 11, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. — The key to growing and sustaining future medical and health research comes down to expanding and improving education of the public, politicians and future scientists on the tremendous value this research brings to our nation and our economy. That is the message HudsonAlpha President and Science Director […]

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HudsonAlpha Leaders Talk to New York Times About Tough Decisions, Investing

September 5, 2014

The following article was published in the New York Times, August 30, 2014. After a steady run-up in the stock market, the members of the investment committee of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology were faced with a decision this year that would affect the future of the nonprofit and the cutting-edge […]

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Scientist who Discovered BRCA1 — Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer Gene — to Discuss Discovery at HudsonAlpha Tie the Ribbons

August 25, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. — World-renowned geneticist Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., known for discovering the BRCA1 gene mutation and its linkage to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, will present her story of discovery at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Tie the Ribbons luncheon this November. The Tie the Ribbons event raises funds to […]

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HudsonAlpha and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center launch consortium, announce multiple hires

August 19, 2014

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center have established a joint cancer research consortium that will combine pioneering efforts to diagnose, treat and care for patients and families affected by cancer. As a demonstration of each institution’s commitment to tackling the second […]

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HudsonAlpha Welcomes New Vice President for Finance and Strategy

August 19, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. — August 19, 2014 — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Yanul as the new vice president for finance and strategy. He joined the Institute on August 18, 2014. “Pete has a truly impressive track record with diverse financial management experience and […]

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Parents, Educators Tour HudsonAlpha Labs at Biotech Academy Open House

August 4, 2014

The HudsonAlpha Biotech Academy concluded its four-week learning program Friday, August 1, with an open house and reception. Parents, principals and teachers of Academy students were invited to tour the HudsonAlpha lab where students have been working. A reception honoring the students and featuring remarks by Vice President for Educational […]

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Pioneer in Next Generation Sequencing Receives 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize

July 16, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. — Noted scientist and geneticist Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D., was today presented with the 2014 HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize for his innovative work in the development and application of genomic technology, including completing a detailed sequence of DNA from HeLa cells, the first “immortal” human cell line grown […]

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HudsonAlpha founder joins Governor Bentley at economic development summit

July 11, 2014

NASHVILLE–Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will be joined by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Co-Founder Jim Hudson at the Summer Meeting of the National Governor’s Association today in Nashville. Governor Bentley, who currently serves as chair of NGA’s Economic Development and Commerce Committee, will highlight Alabama’s strategic economic development plan with other […]

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Leavendary Crafting Legendary Yeast for Largest Craft Brewer in Alabama

June 26, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. — It has been said that, “Brewing is the art of feeding sugar to yeast.” According to entrepreneur Peyton McNully, founder of the first yeast propagation service in the Southeast U.S., brewers in Alabama are in need of high quality yeast as they refine and grow their art. […]

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HudsonAlpha Home to Three of World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

June 25, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. — Three researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are amongst the world’s most highly cited researchers, according to a new report on the world’s most influential scientific minds of 2014. Faculty investigators Jane Grimwood, Ph.D., and Jeremy Schmutz of the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center are among the […]

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