Students, professionals take on life science challenges at HATCH 2020


The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology teamed with Urban Engine and resident associate company Acclinate Genetics for the third annual HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge (HATCH 2020) March 6-8, 2020.

Nearly 70 students and professionals from across the state convened at the Paul Propst Center on the HudsonAlpha campus to take on challenges in genomics, genetics and biotechnology.

A total of 14 teams competed in the hackathon and included participants from a range of schools and companies including the University Of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Avilution LLC, JCIB ForensX, Alabama A&M University, Jefferson County International, Colsa Corporation, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School and Covenant Christian Academy.

Winners were selected in two categories, High School and College/Professionals:

2nd place high school: Therapy Runner
1st place high school: Sci Search
3rd place college/professional: Missing Links
2nd place college/professional: ATGC
1st place college/professional: Gene Tree

Projects/challenge solutions can be viewed on DevPost.

HATCH 2020 was sponsored by CFD Research Corporation, DC Blox, Data in Science Technologies (DST), Maynard Cooper and Gale, Bryant Bank and Huntsville STEAM Works.

Thank you, participants, volunteers and biotech mentors for making the HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge a success!

Check out the HATCH 2020 recap video