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

Events on April 23, 2015
The 2015 David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture: Professor Stephen Quake — “Single Cell Genomics”
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: April 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: Auditorium (room 1005), Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, UC Davis
Description: For more details, see: http://genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/outreach-giving/david-l-weaver-endowed-lecture/

Stephen Quake is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stanford University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research focuses on topics that lie at the nexus of physics, biology, and biotechnology and his research group pioneered the development of Microfluidic Large Scale Integration (mLSI), demonstrating the first integrated microfluidic devices with thousands of mechanical valves. This technology is helping to pave the way for large scale automation of biology at the nanoliter scale, and he and his students have been exploring applications of lab-on-a-chip technology in functional genomics, genetic analysis, and structural biology. Professor Quake is also active in the field of single molecule biophysics.

Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.
Events on April 28, 2015
Seminar — Dr. Li Fang — A New Paradigm In The Detection And Measurement Of Tissue Based Biomarkers
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: April 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: GBSF Auditorium (room 1005)
Description: Dr. Li Fang from Advanced Cell Diagnostics will present the high sensitivity in situ hybridization technology RNAscope.

Lunch will be provided
Events on May 4, 2015
Workshop — mRNAseq for non-model organisms
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: May 6, 2015 - 12:00 am
Description: This workshop is open to everyone, including graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty, and community members. We have extra space for UC Davis VetMed affiliates; contact the lead instructor if you are an SVM affiliate. (These spaces will be released to the wait list on Monday, April 27th.)


This two-day hands-on workshop will introduce biologists to doing de novo transcriptome analysis with khmer and Trinity. The primary focus will be on non-model organisms - organisms with no reference genome and poor gene annotations. The workshop will be eukaryote-focused (poly-A mRNA/large genomes/genes with introns).

We will be analyzing a stock data set, and we will be using the Amazon cloud.

More details here: http://dib-training.readthedocs.org/en/pub/2015-05-04-mRNAseq-nonmodel.html
Events on May 6, 2015
Dr. Fred Chedin — Seminar — Perturbations in Nucleic Acid Metabolism and Epigenetic Regulation as an Underlying Cause of Auto-Immunity in Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: May 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: Center for Health and Technology, Rm 1341 4610 X Street, Sacramento
Description: Part of the Human Genomics Seminar Series, jointly sponsored by the UC Davis Division of Genomic Medicine and UC Davis Genome Center.

Web connect: http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/hu-gen-seminar/

Lunch and CME credits are provided for in-person attendees.

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