Global leader in de novo sequencing

The HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center is one of the few centers in the world performing original sequencing of plants and animals. The center specializes in applying genomic techniques to understand how plants function in response to environmental changes. In the cases of crop species such as sorghum, soybean, cotton, switchgrass and millet, these genomic references form the basis for genomics-enabled crop breeding to increase yields.

Established expertise

Today, the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center is a group of 25 laboratory and computational staff with established expertise in sequencing, library building, draft assembly, finishing and informatics. The origins of the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center are in the Stanford Human Genome Center, where center co-directors Jane Grimwood, PhD, and Jeremy Schmutz worked on finishing, assembling and performing quality analysis on human chromosomes 5, 16 and 19. Since 2006, the group has contributed more than 50 plant genomes to the public domain. In addition, the two HudsonAlpha faculty investigators claim more than 50 publications in Science and Nature, and both are named as Clarivate Analytics most highly cited researchers in plant and animal science.