HudsonAlpha is part of international team releasing massive dataset
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The international team of the ENCODE, or Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements project, has created an overview of its ongoing large-scale efforts to interpret the human genome sequence.
Governor applauds program designed to instill teacher confidence
Huntsville, Ala. – Governor Bob Riley recently thanked about 175 high school life sciences teachers from around the state who contributed weekend time to learn new ways to excite their students about science. “We want to recognize how special you are,” he said.
The teachers were attending Genetic Updates for Alabama Educators, a workshop designed to help teachers incorporate the latest groundbreaking research and discoveries into their lesson plans.
Interactive tool promises quality time for teachers and students
Huntsville, Ala. – The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has launched The Progress of Science, a digital timeline that provides an exciting, visual way to interact with biotechnology history. “This online tool showcases many major milestones in the fields of genetics and biotechnology over the past 10,000 years,” said Dr. Neil Lamb, director of educational outreach at HudsonAlpha. The timeline – available at timeline.hudsonalpha.org – places these important discoveries in cultural and historical context.
HudsonAlpha iCell salutes institute collaborations
Digital Radiance, one of the 13 resident companies located at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, announces the release of HudsonAlpha iCell, a free application now available on Apple’s App Store. Ron Phillips, president of Digital Radiance, said, “HudsonAlpha iCell is a biological cell visualization tool for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.” For the first time students and teachers can directly manipulate detailed 3-D models of a plant cell, an animal cell and a bacterial cell by touching to rotate, zoom and identify cell structures.