This program will only be offered in the Wiregrass area in the summer of 2024.

Genes & Greens is a three-week summer program at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, where students will see first-hand how genetic research is shaping the future of farming by improving agriculture and protecting the environment.

Students will:

  • Experience cutting-edge plant genome research in the HudsonAlpha labs and in the fields
  • Delve into CRISPR gene editing, selective breeding, biofuel crops and much more
  • Explore how genetic research will impact the future of farming and food security
  • Learn the latest in molecular biology lab techniques and bioinformatics tools relating to genetics and agriculture
  • Discover if a career in science or the biotechnology of agriscience is right for you

Genes & Greens: The Tech of Plant Science is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OIA-1826781. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.