Events

Talks and events hosted or co-sponsored by the Genome Center

This page lists details of notable talks, seminars, workshops, and other events that happen at the Genome Center, or happen elsewhere at UC Davis but which are organized/co-sponsored by the Genome Center. All of these event details are available in a public Google Calendar which anyone can view or subscribe to by using one of the following links:

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April  2015
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  • Seminar — Dr. Cheemeng Tan — From minimal cells to reconfigurable systems
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 3, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: GBSF Auditorium (room 1005)
    Description: Part of the Genome Center Systems and Synthetic Biology Seminar Series.

    Abstract:
    Reconfigurability refers to the ability of natural systems to dynamically change their properties, including spatial distribution of cells, cellular structures, and organization of cellular networks. While cells achieve such reconfigurability with relative ease, synthetic biological systems are primarily engineered and studied using the classical paradigm of engineered systems, in which circuit components are connected through static biochemical wiring. Can we take advantage of reconfiguration mechanisms of natural cells to create a new class of reconfigurable synthetic systems? What are the tradeoffs between versatility and fidelity of reconfigurable biological systems? To address the questions, my lab uses synthetic biology approaches to investigate the reconfigurability of natural cells. I will discuss our effort in creating reconfigurable cellular dynamics using synthetic gene circuits, as well as controlling population dynamics using artificial cells. Our results will challenge the classical paradigm of synthetic biology, which has focused primarily on fixed topology of intracellular gene circuits. Furthermore, our results will establish the foundation toward reconfigurable synthetic systems that can be switched between distinct functions and dynamics using external signals.
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  • Free screening of the film 'Resistance'
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 9, 2015 - 9:00 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.

    Refreshments will be provided at a reception before the film starts at 7:00.

    http://www.resistancethefilm.com
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  • Seminar — Dr Jacqueline Barlow — DNA replication and genome instability in B cell lymphoma
    Starts: 12:10 pm
    Ends: April 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Schalm Hall, Room 170
    Description: Part of the Emerging Challenges in Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series. Dr Barlow is a Faculty member at the UC Davis Genome Center.
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  • Seminar —  Dr. Karsten Kristiansen — The Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: April 14, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: GBSF Auditorium (room 1005)
    Description: Abstract: The importance of the gut microbiota for regulation of metabolism and immune functions is well established, and evidence has been presented that the gut microbiota may also affect behavior. However, the exact molecular mechanisms by which bacteria in the gut exert their actions still remain elusive. Our laboratory is involved in large-scale metagenomics projects in collaboration with BGI-Shenzhen using high throughput Illumina-based sequencing of total fecal DNA. These studies have primarily been focused on humans and mice, but have now been extended to encompass several other species including pig and fish. We have established comprehensive catalogs of bacterial genes of the gut microbiomes in these species. In this lecture I will first summarize our data on the mouse, the pig, and the human gut microbiota, pointing to differences and similarities. We have described how the gut microbiota is established after birth in humans. We have demonstrated changes in the gut microbiota that characterize obese individuals, individuals with type 2 diabetes, and patients suffering from colorectal cancer revealing characteristic changes in the diversity and functional competences of the gut microbiota. I will conclude the lecture by discussing possible functional consequences and perspectives of these findings.

    Speaker Bio: Dr Karsten Kristiansen is Professor of Molecular Biology and Head of the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. He has a PhD from the University of Copenhagen and has held postdoctoral positions at the Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik in Berlin and at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Fondation Edmond de Rothschild, in Paris. Dr Kristiansen is also a member of the Danish Academy of Natural Sciences, a visiting professor at and senior advisor to BGI-Shenzhen, and serves as scientific advisor for several biotech companies. Dr Kristiansen’s research focuses on metagenomics, genomics, and regulation of gene expression and cellular differentiation with particular emphasis on energy homeostasis and adipocyte differentiation and function.
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  • Seminar — ​​Dr. Daniel Raftery — Advanced metabolomics methods applied to study colon cancer
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Description: Part of the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center
    ​​monthly seminar series
  • Seminar — ​​Dr. William MB Edmands — Automated metabolomics workflow from sample preparation to biomarker identification
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Description: Part of the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center ​​monthly seminar series
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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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
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
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.

 

 

Upcoming Talks and Events

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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