HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Jane Grimwood, PhD, is co-director of the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center (GSC), one of the few centers in the world performing original sequencing of plants. As co-director, Grimwood leads a team of experts in whole-genome sequencing, library construction, genome analysis, computational biology, evolutionary genomics, and informatics.

Together, the team uses next-generation long and short-read sequencing to produce genomic data across economically valuable crops and environmentally relevant species Through analyzing and interpreting the genomic data, the team uses the information to improve crop breeding and investigate the plants’ roles in natural ecosystems.  Members of the GSC team are experts in de novo sequencing of plant and animal species. They have generated and released reference genomes for more than 200 plant species.

The GSC currently focuses its efforts on the following areas:

  • Plant genome sequencing, assembly, and analysis
  • Non-clinical human genome sequencing
  • De novo genome sequencing and tool development

Recent News

March 23, 2023
Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will create genomic data at a scale beyond anything previously possible thanks to a new PacBio Revio sequencing machine received earlier today.
September 21, 2022
Two HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology faculty investigators were awarded a grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association for their project, “Long-read sequencing to diagnose neuromuscular disorders.” 
September 12, 2022
HudsonAlpha researchers were part of a team that sequenced the first full-length genome of the Ceratopteris richardii fern species.  Ferns have large genomes, containing one of the highest chromosome counts of any plant. A team o...
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