About Us

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

Genomic studies are revolutionizing biology and the Genone Center is at the forefront of this revolution. We are home to an internationally renowned faculty whose research interests exploit cutting-edge technologies for generating and interpreting vast amounts of data at all levels, from genes to entire organisms and populations. Innovative experimental science interfaces with the latest in computer capabilities to generate advances in basic biology, agriculture, human and veterinary medicine, biomedical engineering and computer science.

The diversity of organisms studied at UC Davis is one of its biggest strengths. The Genome Center bolsters this strength by providing genomics technologies on an at-cost, as-needed basis to all Davis faculty through its service cores that specialize in DNA analysis, gene expression, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics. Through collaborations and access to the enabling technology cores, the Genome Center serves the basic and translational research needs of all UC Davis faculty whose studies encompass human and animal diseases, food and biofuel crops, biodiversity and environmental health, as well as hitherto little-studied or unknown organisms.

These discoveries provide the raw information that is being translated into advances in medicine, agriculture and the sustainability of our global society.

Find out more about the Genome Center

Upcoming Talks and Events

  • August 26, 2014
    • Rory Pruitt and Benjamin Schwessinger —Correcting the scientific literature: A case study on the function on the function of the rice immune receptor XA21
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: August 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Ronalds lab, Plant Pathology
  • August 28, 2014
    • Advances in Genome Science: Illumina Sequencing Symposium
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: August 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm
      Location: GBSF 1005
      Description: A symposium with talks by UC Davis and external scientists highlighting recent advances in high throughput sequencing technology and its applications; especially in metagenomics, de-novo sequencing, and RNA-seq. Sponsored by Illumina, Inc. , San Diego

      Lunch will be provided

      Featured Presenters:

      - Jonathan A. Eisen, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis - "A DNA sequencing driven field guide to the microbes"

      - Rajiv McCoy, Graduate Student, Petrov Lab, Stanford University - "De Novo Genome Assembly and Accurate Reconstruction of Drosophila Melanogaster Transposable Elements Using Synthetic Long-Reads"

      -Chia-Lin Wei, PhD, Group Lead, Sequencing Technologies, DOE Joint Genome Institute - "An integrative approach to decipher algal biofuel regulatory pathways"

      - Christopher Hopkins, PhD, Sequencing Specialist, Illumina, Inc. - "Illumina Advances in Sequencing: TruSeq Synthetic long reads and RNAseq for beginners"

      Registration required: http://eventregistration.illumina.com/events/illumina-sequencing-symposium/event-summary-fb56b3e7c58a4fb3861834208a5a7207.aspx?i=cb196db1-a8af-4175-8451-293ce7bc2efb
  • September 2, 2014
    • Jenna Morgan Lang — Biogeography of microbial communities associated with seagrasses
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: September 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Eisen lab, Genome Center
  • September 9, 2014
    • Nenad Malencia —Genetic induction of haploid plants: progress from the bench and the greenhouse
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: September 9, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Britt lab, Plant Biology
  • September 11, 2014
    • Western Association of Core Directors conference
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: UC Davis Conference Center
      Description: Richard Michelmore from the Genome Center is the keynote speaker;

      http://wacd.abrf.org
  • September 12, 2014
    • Western Association of Core Directors conference
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: UC Davis Conference Center
      Description: Richard Michelmore from the Genome Center is the keynote speaker;

      http://wacd.abrf.org

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