Events and Open Registrations

GREAT Huntsville – Registration is open

February 1-2

GREAT Birmingham – Registration is open

February 15-16

Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers (GREAT) workshops update high school teachers’ genetics knowledge by highlighting recent scientific findings. Teachers will be introduced to applications based on these discoveries through two days of small group concurrent sessions and talks by HudsonAlpha educators.

The 2016-2017 GREAT Workshops will be focused on addressing changes to the genetics content in the new Alabama Course of Study: Science.

For more information and to register, visit the GREAT website.

Genetic Counseling Mini-Rotation – Applications are open

HudsonAlpha offers a two-week summer mini-rotation for one rising second year genetic counseling student in an ACGC accredited program. The selected student will work alongside HudsonAlpha’s team of genetic counselors and gain valuable insight into the diverse roles genetic counselors can play in cutting edge genomic medicine, research and education. The mini-rotation student is selected through a competitive application process.

For more information or to find out to find out how to apply, visit

L.A.B.S. – Applications open December 5

Launching Aspiring Biotechnology Scientists – or L.A.B.S. – is designed to equip high school students with the basic skills and knowledge that are essential to join the future science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce. The Institute’s state-of-the-art facilities along with access on our biotech campus to some of the most advanced genetics and genomics research will help you become ready to take advantage of future lab opportunities.

For more information or to find out how to apply after December 5, visit the L.A.B.S. website.

GTAC: Essential Biology – Registration opens December 1

The next GTAC: Essential Biology (GTAC: EB) will be held Summer 2017. The revised program focuses on the genetics content encountered in a General Biology course. Specific attention will be directed at preparing teachers to implement the 2015 Alabama Course of Study: Science, Biology Standards.

Eligible educators will spend five full-days at HudsonAlpha, digging deeply into modern genetic content through hands-on laboratory practice and content-deepening talks by leading scientists.

Find out more about GTAC: EB and how to register on our website.

GTAC: Advanced Concepts – Applications open December 1

GTAC: Advanced Concepts (GTAC: AC) will be offered for the first time in Summer 2017 to help teachers delve more deeply into genetics content they can use in advanced life science classrooms like AP or IB Biology. At GTAC: AC, educators will learn from scientists involved in cutting edge genomic research, use modern biotech equipment and laboratories, and develop classroom plans with implementation support. Essential Biology is not a prerequisite for Advanced Concepts.

Find out more about GTAC: AC and how to register on our website.

Biotech 201 – Registration for online viewing opens January 6

The Biotech 201 series is a follow-on course for those who have completed Biotech 101. The course is offered each February as four weekly sessions led by Neil Lamb, PhD, HudsonAlpha’s Vice President for Educational Outreach. Each year’s Biotech 201 explores a different topic in genetics and genomics research.

Visit the Biotech 201 website to find out more or to register for online viewing only on January 6.

HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internships – Applications open January 15

The HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internship program offers students the opportunity to connect classwork with real‐world job experience and gain skills and knowledge that will prepare them for careers in biotechnology and related fields. Summer positions are available for undergraduate through master’s level graduate students, providing experiences that range from in‐depth laboratory research to biotechnology marketing, communications and business strategy.

Visit the BioTrain website to learn more about the internships and the application.

Middle School Summer Camps – Registration opens February 28

The HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach team provides several weeks of summer Biotechnology Camps for middle school students. These half-day camps are available to rising 6th through 9th grade students. Three different camp options are offered — all housed within the educational spaces at HudsonAlpha.

Learn more about the camps at

Summer Short Course – Registration opens February 28

Dig into the science behind synthetic biology during our three-week Summer Short Course at HudsonAlpha!

Synthetic Biology is one of the newest fields in the world of science. It is best described as the intersection of engineering and biology with a promising future focused on solving some of the world’s biggest challenges in health, energy and agriculture.

Short Course will highlight key design challenges in synthetic biology and provide interaction with research labs and biotechnology companies working in the field.

Learn more on the HudsonAlpha website.