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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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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