About the Genome Sequencing Center

The HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center (formerly the Stanford Human Genome Center) is located in the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.  Under the management of HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigators Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz, we are a group of about 25 laboratory and computational staff who continue to generate genome sequence data and create resources for researchers worldwide.

With funding from the Department of Energy (DOE), the Genome Center is a partner in the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a virtual organization with laboratories throughout the United States.  The primary focus of current research is in the field of bioenergy, supporting DOE initiatives related to clean energy generation. Sequence data produced at HudsonAlpha will be applied to the problem of reducing the US dependency on imported oil by improving biomass yield and the efficiencies of processes used to convert plant materials into liquid fuels. Through additional funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), we are also building a foundation for further genomic and functional research in plants, fungi, algae and model organisms.