HudsonAlpha Institute opens “one-of-a-kind” greenhouse on its campus
In an event attended last week by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and leaders in government and business across the region, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville opened its new 14,000-square-foot glass greenhouse. The Greenhouse and Educational Learning Labs is the newest addition to the non-profit Institute’s biotech campus and is the only one of its kind in the U.S.
The new facility includes top-of-the-line molecular laboratories and cutting edge technological features to help researchers in the HudsonAlpha Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture (Plant Center) advance their mission of using genomics to help sustainably feed and fuel our planet and serve as a living teaching lab for Institute faculty and students.
With this opening, HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture will add significant lab and greenhouse space to propagate and grow research plants to improve existing crops, develop new uses for plants, lead more large-scale collaborations and develop low cost tools and genomic sequencing to link plant genes.