The 2011 HudsonAlpha Prize for Life Sciences recognizes an academic scientist or small team at one of Alabama’s public universities for an outstanding research accomplishment that represents a major breakthrough in the biomedical sciences. The work to be recognized will have been carried out in the last 10 years and should emphasize imagination, innovation and the potential for its impact on society and/or human health.

A total of 80 nominations (two each from deans and department chairs at leading research institutions) will be considered by an external advisory board made up of world-renowned scientists. Nominations will be accepted until March 1, the results communicated by April 1, and the prize awarded at the 2011 HudsonAlpha Spring Benefit on April 28. The annual prize is funded through a grant from the Alpha Foundation.

For questions about the process or the prize, please contact:
Holly Ralston, director of communications
Greg Barsh, faculty investigator