Welcome to the Genome Center

Established in 2003, the UC Davis Genome Center uses state-of-art-technologies to understand how the heritable genetic information of diverse organisms function in health and disease. The combination of cutting-edge research facilities, diverse service cores, and talented staff make the Genome Center a world class facility for genomics research and training.

Research that makes a difference

A sample of questions being addressed by the UC Davis Genome Center faculty and their collaborators:

  • How do variations in the human genome affect the risks of diseases such as cancer, coronary artery disease, and autism?
  • Do infection, diet, or stress serve as environmental triggers of Type 1 diabetes?
  • What novel, useful organisms will be discovered by sequencing microbes from extreme environments?
  • Can characterization of the small molecules in algae lead to new biofuels?
  • How can we control diseases of important food crops?
  • How can plants be modified to increase their productivity and quality?
  • What changes can we make to proteins to enhance their performance?
  • Can we model and predict life’s basic processes?
  • How can we glean useful information from vast datasets?

News highlights

Here are just some of the recent highlights involving people and projects at the Genome Center Please see the news page for a full list of all news items.

Panel: Addressing Public Perceptions of Modern Agriculture

August 1, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Genome Center Auditorium, GBSF 1005


Bioinformatics Prerequisites Workshop, 4-7 Sept 2018

July 30, 2018

Registration is now open for the UC Davis Bioinformatics Prerequisites Workshop!

September 4th-7th, 2018

Now in its 11th year, the UC Davis Bioinformatics Core Training Program will present a four-day prerequisites workshop here in Davis in September!

This workshop will cover the basic prerequisites required ... Read more...

Job Posting: Assistant Project Scientist, West Coast Metabolomics Center

July 24, 2018

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for an Assistant Project Scientist position.

This position is expected to work independently, planning and carrying out complex laboratory workflows in support of the Advanced Lipid Mediators Core of the West Coast Metabolomics Center at the UC Davis Genome Center. Responsible ... Read more...

UCSC Genome Browser Workshop, 20-21 Aug 2018

July 13, 2018
Please join us for this low-cost two-day workshop focusing on the UCSC Genome Browser:

When: Aug. 20, 2018, 9 a.m. – Aug. 21, 2018, 5 p.m.

Where:  UC Davis Campus (Room TBA)

Instructors: Dr. Robert Kuhn and Angie Hinrichs, UCSC

The UCSC Genome Browser (http://genome.ucsc.edu/) is a powerful ... Read more...

2018 Proteomics Short Course, September 10 – 14

July 10, 2018
The Proteomics Core Facility at the UC Davis Genome Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Proteomics Short Course!
When:  September 10 – September 14, 2018
Where:  UC Davis

Contact: Brett Phinney, 530-754-5298, bsphinney@ucdavis.edu

This introductory proteome analysis workshop is designed to expose participants to fundamental technology platforms and current methodologies in the field ... Read more...

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