Biotech 101

Biotech-101The field of biotechnology, particularly as it relates to genomics and DNA-based discoveries, is growing exponentially.

We are on the threshold of a world where biotechnology influences daily decisions about foods we eat, energy we use, the ways we monitor the world and choices we make about health and well-being. To responsibly evaluate these choices we need a society that is well-educated about DNA, the role of genetics in disease and the impact of biotechnology on agriculture, medicine and the environment. The goal of HudsonAlpha’s free public education classes is to foster a biotech-literate community.

HudsonAlpha’s popular seminar series Biotech 101 is an introduction to the field of biotechnology and the influence of genetics on human health and disease. Offered each fall over four weekly sessions, participants are taught DNA basics and the relevance of genetics and genomics in medicine, agriculture and the environment. Each session includes a primer on basic genetic concepts followed by examples of these concepts in a research and/or commercial setting and presented by HudsonAlpha scientists and educators.

Due to its popularity, registration for 2015 Biotech 101 has reached capacity. Biotech 101 will be held again in September 2016 with registration opening in mid-July 2016. If you are not currently receiving HudsonAlpha’s eJournal, we invite you to join our mailing list to stay abreast of future Biotech 101 offerings as well as other exciting discoveries.

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