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 chemicals 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?
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.
- UC Davis postdoc sees promise in scientist at Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research
- Gray dies ... Read more...October 25, 2017
Oliver Fiehn, a professor of biochemistry and Director of the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center, was recently interviewd by theanalyticalscientist.com in a feature titled ‘Opening Doors With Omics’. When asked about his inital interest in metabolomics, he had this to say:
On my first day, my boss said, “Don’t ignore the small peaks.” Abundance doesn’t equate to importance; ... Read more...October 25, 2017
The UC Davis College of Biological Sciences has named Oliver Fiehn, professor of molecular and cellular biology, to the Paul K. and Ruth R. Stumpf Professorship in Plant Biochemistry.
An internationally recognized scholar, Fiehn has more than 220 publications to his name. He has driven significant developments in the field of metabolomics, the study of small ... Read more...October 16, 2017
For more information, and to register, go to https://registration.
When: Monday, November 6, 2017 1pm – 3pm
Where: GBSF Auditorium
This FREE workshop is intended for those who are interested in and ... Read more...
Brave New Medicine: How an Enzyme Created with Synthetic DNA May Enable the First Treatment for Celiac DiseaseSeptember 25, 2017
The way Justin Siegel describes it, ordering synthetic DNA online is almost as easy as ordering a pair of shoes from Zappos. “You just type it in — or if the protein has been sequenced at one point, we can copy and paste — order it, and it shows up five days later.”
Siegel is an ... Read more...