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Earth BioGenome Project to Sequence All Known Species

It has been a generation since the first reference genomes were made available: the bacteria Haemophilus influenza in 1995, brewer’s yeast in 1996, the model plant Arabidopsis in 2000, and human in 2001.  In recent years the cost of sequencing has dropped

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Siobhan Brady and Pablo Ross named UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows

Genome Center Faculty Siobhan Brady and Pablo Ross have both been named UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows for 2017-18. The ‘Chancellor’s Fellow’ designation is one of the highest and most prestigious faculty honors at UC Davis, recognizing rising stars who excel

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Late Researcher’s Wish Fulfilled

  • UC Davis postdoc sees promise in scientist at Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research
  • Gray dies tragically, but her mentoring spirit lives on through memorial contributions
  • Sara Gebremeskel spends 3 months on campus, also visits Gray’s family in Illinois

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Oliver Fiehn named Top 10 by The Analytical Scientist

Oliver Fiehn, a professor of biochemistry and Director of the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center, was recently interviewd by in a feature titled ‘Opening Doors With Omics’.  When asked about his inital interest in metabolomics, he had this to say…

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Professor Oliver Fiehn Awarded Paul K. and Ruth R. Stumpf Professorship in Plant Biochemistry

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

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Fall Bioinformatics Seminars and Workshops

For more information, and to register, go to   So you want to do a Single Cell RNA-Seq Experiment When:  Monday, November 6, 2017 1pm – 3pm Where:  GBSF Auditorium   This FREE workshop is intended for those who are interested in

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Brave New Medicine: How an Enzyme Created with Synthetic DNA May Enable the First Treatment for Celiac Disease

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

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STEM profs receive $1M to retain nontraditional students

Marc Facciotti, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Genome Center, will be the PI of a new project to diversify the undergraduate STEM population at UC Davis, courtesy of a $1 million grant from Howard Hughes

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14 June: West Coast Metabolomics Seminar: ‘Metabolism Revisited’, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Princeton

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Jonathan Eisen named Faculty Director of the UC Davis Microbiome Initiative

Genome Center Professor Jonathan Eisen has been named Faculty Director of the UC Davis Microbiome Initiative, a new “Special Research Program,” under the administration of the Office of Research.  The purpose of this program is to raise the profile of

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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on July 12, 2018
Ting Guo
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: July 12, 2018 - 11:00 am