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Food, Fuel and Fiber

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is uniquely addressing our global climate crisis through sustainable agriculture and plant sciences. 

HudsonAlpha’s Genomic Sequencing Center (GSC) is one of the few centers in the world performing original sequencing of plant DNA and specializing in applying genomic techniques to understand how plants function in response to environmental changes, such as drought. The GSC applies its genomic approaches to solve current, real-world problems facing farmers today.

Researchers in HudsonAlpha’s GSC are working on solutions to feed and fuel the world for years to come. For example, drought-resistant strains of important foods and fuels that can weather harsh elements, and crops that only have to be planted once – rather than every year.

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Support HudsonAlpha's Agriculture Program

HudsonAlpha’s Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture program is growing. Read more to learn about all of the exciting things happening in Alabama and beyond.

Nuts about peanuts: How can science help the peanut industry? Americans consume about 700 million pounds of peanut butter each year, but how much do you actually know about the star of the nutty spread? READ MORE about HudsonAlpha’s peanut projects.

Shattering Expectations: Novel Seed Dispersal Gene Found in Green Millet Road trips result in the first shattering gene found in a wild population READ MORE about HudsonAlpha’s work on millet.

HudsonAlpha part of team awarded five-year, $13 million grant to study potential biofuels With the help of a newly awarded Department of Energy (DOE) grant, HudsonAlpha researchers can now move one step closer to their goal of producing crops that can be used as fuel to create clean and sustainable energy for our planet. READ MORE

The Plant Science & Sustainable Agriculture fund is part of the Scientific Advancement fund within the HudsonAlpha Foundation. The HudsonAlpha Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the supporting entity for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Tax-deductible contributions to the foundation are for the sole purpose of advancing the mission of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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