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.

Quantitative Mass Spectrometry (MS) Sample Prep for New Users

September 5, 2018

Speaker: Will Berg, Proteomics Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Attend our technical seminar to open doors to a whole new view of biology with tandem mass tag (TMT) multiplexing workflows!

Where:  GBSF Auditorium (Rm. 1005)

When:  Tuesday, Sept. 11 2018, 12:00 – 1:00

 

While mass spectrometers have improved rapidly over the ... Read more...

Assistant/Associate Specialist: genetics, FISH

September 5, 2018

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

Working for Professor Megan Dennis, this position will be involved in the characterization of complex genomic variation using a variety of molecular biology and genomic methods, specifically participating in characterizing cytogenetic and structural variant ... Read more...

Assistant Project Scientist: metabolomics, analytical chemistry

September 5, 2018

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

Working for Professor Oliver Fiehn, the Assistant Project Scientist will lead the area of analytical chemistry research in the Fiehn Metabolomics laboratory. The appointee will participate in ongoing projects, design ... Read more...

Assistant Project Scientist: metabolomics, chemical biology

September 5, 2018

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

Working for Professor Oliver Fiehn, the Assistant Project Scientist will lead the area of mammalian chemical biology research in the Fiehn Metabolomics laboratory. The appointee will participate in ongoing projects, ... Read more...

Assistant Project Scientist: cancer genetics, bioinformatics

September 5, 2018

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

Working for Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona, this position will lead and participate in research studies of genetic susceptibility to disease, with an emphasis on cancer. The Assistant Project Scientist will also ... Read more...

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