This page lists a summary of the ten most recent news stories that concern the UC Davis Genome Center. Click on the title of each news item or on the ‘Read more…’ links that follow to see the full story. A feed with all news stories is also available.

Time-lapse video of sunrise over GBSF building

November 22, 2015

Recorded by Keith Bradnam, October 2014.


Davis researchers characterize gut consortia in young pigs with support from GC sequencing core

November 20, 2015

Recent advances in sequencing technology have enabled the identification of microbial species in the gut with great accuracy. Many of these studies have been conducted in mouse, but now researchers from the Department of Animal Science and the Department of Food Science and Technology have cast their analytic gaze into the intestines of young pigs, ... Read more...

Social Media Success: 4 of the top 100 life-sciences influencers on twitter work are Genome Center members

November 5, 2015


Avacta Life Sciences have compiled a leaderboard of the Top 100 Twitter Influencers Working in the Life Sciences. In the first published version of this list, it is noticeable that UC Davis is represented by 7 scientists, several of whom are members of the Genome Center, ... Read more...

Genome Center researchers discover that hungry algae make different oils

November 2, 2015

In a paper published 15 Sep in PLOS ONE, Metabolomics Core director Professor Oliver Fiehn and colleagues describe how the single-celled algae Chlamydymonas reinhardtii modifies its lipid output in response to nutrient starvation.

C. reinhardtii, a model organism for the production of algal biofuels, is known to make more oil when subjected to abiotic stress. ... Read more...

Associate Professor Siobhan Brady featured in ‘Women in Plant Science’ interview

October 15, 2015

The global plant council


To mark Ada Lovelace Day, the Global Plant Council conducted a series of interviews with notable women from the field of plant science. One of those interviewees was Genome Center Faculty Siobhan Brady. The primary research interest of the Brady Lab concerns ... Read more...

Michelmore lab awarded USDA grant for improving the production of lettuce

October 15, 2015


michelmore lab

The Michelmore lab, led by Genome Center Director Richard Michelmore, are part of a group that have been awarded a $4.5 million grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (part of the USDA) ... Read more...

Halloween Symposium: Emerging approaches to long distance sequencing, genome assembly, and haplotyping

October 12, 2015

The annual Genome Center Halloween Symposium will be held on October 30th. The theme of this year’s symposium is:

Emerging approaches to long distance sequencing, genome assembly, and haplotyping

Industry and Academic Speakers will cover leading technology platforms such as Pacific Biosciences, Dovetail Genomics, 10X Genomics and Nanobio. The full schedule will appear here when finalized.


KQED’s Forum show discusses microbiomes with Professor Jonathan Eisen

September 28, 2015


Jonathan Eisen was part of a live discussion this week on the popular Forum show, a public affairs program that airs on KQED public radio. Hosted by Mina Kim, the show discussed a new study of personal microbiomes published in the journal PeerJ ... Read more...

Professor Jonathan Eisen discusses gender balance in science in an interview with PeerJ

September 11, 2015

PeerJIn a recent interview for the PeerJ blog, Professor Jonathan Eisen talks to Georgina Gurnhill to provide a male perspective on the challenges faced by women in science today. This is a topic that Jonathan has written about extensively, on his Tree of Life blog, and elsewhere. ... Read more...

Registration open for December ‘UCSC Genome Browser’ training workshop

September 1, 2015

Bioinformatics Core (center aligned)

The Bioinformatics Core are co-producing a training workshop in association with the Data Intensive Biology Training Program of C. Titus Brown. The two day workshop will cover training of the UC Santa Cruz Genome Browser tool and will run on December ... Read more...




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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on December 2, 2015
Seminar — Megan Dennis — Role of Genomic Duplications in Human Evolution & Disease
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: December 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: CHT room 1341
Description: Part of the Human Genomics Seminar Series