HudsonAlpha Wiregrass’ public education series “HudsonAlpha U” returning to Eufaula Feb. 29th

Registration open for “Genomics 101” event at the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce 

EUFAULA (February 5, 2024) – HudsonAlpha Wiregrass invites the public to learn more about the power of genomics on Thursday, Feb. 29, as Kelly East, HudsonAlpha’s Vice President of Educational Outreach, hosts the next “HudsonAlpha U” event at the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce (James S. Clark Center, 333 E Broad St, Eufaula, AL 36027) at 5:30 p.m.

Called “Genomics 101,” the event will teach participants how to extract DNA from a strawberry or other fruit as attendees discover how genomic discoveries improve healthcare, the environment, and daily life. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit

“HudsonAlpha U” is the name of HudsonAlpha’s public education programs offered to help citizens understand genomics concepts. The program brings new discoveries and biotechnology applications to life through in-person events and online resources. Additional “HudsonAlpha U” events will be scheduled for later this year. The discussion topic changes at each event.

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a non-profit organization with the mission to use biotechnology and basic biological research to make important discoveries, improve human health, stimulate economic development, inspire young people to seek careers in STEMand teach members of the public the importance of science in their everyday lives. The Institute launched the HudsonAlpha Wiregrass initiative in conjunction with the city of Dothan in 2022.