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.

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Upcoming Talks and Events

  • September 15, 2014
    • Alvin V. Terry — Organophosphates and Cognitive Deficits: Elucidating the Mechanisms and Identifying Therapeutic Targets
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: September 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
      Location: VetMed Facility 3B room 1105
      Description: Part of the UC Davis CounterACT seminar series.
  • September 16, 2014
    • Lan-Xin Shi — Energy Expense and the Driving Force for Protein Import into Chloroplasts
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: September 16, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Theg lab, Plant Biology
    • Andres Villu Maricq — Regulated Delivery and Removal of Synaptic Machinery
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: September 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm
      Location: GBSF 1005
      Description: Part of the Department of Pharmacology 'Frontiers in Pharmacology' series.
  • September 30, 2014
    • Daniel Fulop — Catasetum orchids: pollen catapults and hypervariable male flowers.
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: September 30, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Maloof lab, Plant Biology