HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is based on a 155-acre campus in Huntsville, Alabama and is a leading center for genomic research in the USA. In addition, the institute runs an education outreach program that educates 100,000 children a year from Alabama and nationally in genomics and genetics.
“The research that happens at HudsonAlpha results in some of the latest and greatest findings that are going to translate into better care, better crops and a better quality of life for humans all over the world,” McNully said.
With 200 individuals working on the non-profit side and 600 in 30+ associate life science companies housed on the HudsonAlpha campus, huge amounts of sequencing data are produced.
“Data is our biggest challenge. We generate over 1PB of data a month that needs to be stored, manipulated, computed and so forth,” co-founder and chairman of the board, Jim Hudson said.