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 9, 2015
Free screening of the film 'Resistance'
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: April 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Location: GBSF Auditorium (room 1005)
Description: Thanks to microBEnet (the Microbiology of the Built Environment network), the Genome Center will host a free screening of the film Resistance which will be attended by the Director, Michael Graziano. This documentary highlights the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

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.