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 Science 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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BioTrain brings in new batch of interns

June 19, 2014

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology kicks off the summer with its sixth year of BioTrain, the Institute’s signature internship program. More than 200 high school and college graduates applied for the prestigious program, but less than 15 percent were chosen. Adam Hott, Ed.D., coordinator of educational outreach for HudsonAlpha, said that […]

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UAB School of Medicine, HudsonAlpha create joint Center for Genomic Medicine

June 16, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have created the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine to accelerate discoveries in genomics and propel those discoveries into clinical practice. The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will span human genome research – […]

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Genome of eucalyptus tree sequenced, could yield new energy sources, increased wood production

June 11, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. – An international research team led by Jeremy Schmutz of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced that it has sequenced the first draft genome of the eucalyptus tree. The team’s findings provide clues into how the ubiquitous trees adapt to new and changing environments and point to a […]

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HudsonAlpha welcomes Celsion Corporation

June 10, 2014

Celsion to acquire EGEN, Inc., a HudsonAlpha resident associate company Transaction Forms Fully-Integrated Oncology Discovery and Development Company Creates Multi-Phase Clinical Pipeline with Celsion’s Phase III Product Candidate ThermoDox® and EGEN’s Phase Ib Product Candidate EGEN-001 Adds Multiple Therapeutic Platform Technologies: TheraPlas™ for the Delivery of DNA and mRNA, TheraSilence™ […]

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Sequencing of citrus genomes points to need for more genetic diversity to fight disease

June 8, 2014

Huntsville, Ala. – Sequencing the genomes of domesticated citrus revealed a very limited genetic diversity that could threaten the crop’s survival prospects, according to an international research team. In a study published in the June issue of Nature Biotechnology, the international consortium of researchers from the United States, France, Italy, […]

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Common bean genome sequence provides powerful tools to improve critical food crop

June 8, 2014

Thought to have originated in Mexico, the common bean was domesticated separately at two different geographic locations in Mesoamerica and the Andes. (Roy Kaltschmidt, LBNL) String bean, snap bean, haricot bean, and pinto and navy bean. These are just a few members of the common bean family — scientifically called […]

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