News

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.

2016 David L. Weaver Lecture: 11 May, 3pm, GBSF 1005

April 28, 2016

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The David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture Series in Biophysics and Computational Biology is dedicated to the memory of David L. Weaver, a prominent biophysics researcher and professor at Tufts University.

About Dr. Weaver

Dr. Weaver made significant contributions to the understanding of protein folding. He was impressed with ... Read more...

Announcing the 2016 Summer Bioinformatics Workshops!

April 11, 2016

Registration is now open for two bioinformatics workshops:

June 13-17, 2016

Using Galaxy for Analysis of RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq Data

Aug 29 – Sept. 2, 2016

Using Galaxy for Analysis of RNA-Seq, Exome-Seq, and Variants

Each of these workshops will include a rich collection of lectures and hands-on ... Read more...

Proteomics Summer Short Course, August 1-5, 2016

April 4, 2016

The UC Davis Proteomics Core and the UC Davis Biotechnology Program are partnering to offer an intensive hands on course where you generate and analyze bottom up shotgun and targeted proteomics data.  Seating is limited, so register soon at UC Davis Biotechnology Program/Summer Courses. 

For additional information please contact Marianne Hunter at 530-752-8183 or mahunter@ucdavis.edu.

 Course will be ... Read more...

New year, new genomes: GC and colleagues sequence bacteria from salt ponds and eelgrass meadows

February 25, 2016

Genome Center researchers Alexandara Alexiev, Guillame Jospin, Jenna Lang, Professor Jonathan Eisen, and David Coil, in collaboration with Megan Krusor of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, have published draft genome sequences of two strains of Pseudoalteromonas bacteria, isolated from root and leaf surfaces of the eelgrass Zostera marina.  This research, part of the ... Read more...

Global Plant Council recognizes GC report on chloroplast-nucleus interaction as one of 2015’s best

January 28, 2016

The Global Plant Council, an NGO representing over 50,000 plant and crop science experts on 5 continents, has recently published their 2015 Plant Science Round Up, selecting a paper by Professor Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar of the UC Davis Genome Center as one of the year’s most groundbreaking.

The Dinesh-Kumar lab, in collaboration with ... Read more...

GC collaboration with Italian group on artichoke genome bears fruit

January 25, 2016

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A team of researchers led by Sergio Lanteri of the University of Torino in Italy and Richard Michelmore of the University of California, Davis, has sequenced the genome of Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus, the globe artichoke, a diploid with 34 chromosomes and a genome size of ... Read more...

Genome Center bioinformatics script finds new life in study of gene silencing in stone fruit

January 19, 2016

Recently, researchers from Kyoto and Iwate Universities in Japan published a report of successful induction of virus-induced gene silencing in trees of seven Prunus species: almond, Armenian and Japanese apricot, cherry, peach, and European and Japanese plum. In this technique, a modified version of a plant’s own gene is expressed as part of a recombinant ... Read more...

Genome Center metabolomics lab combines new, old technologies for red wine comparison

January 11, 2016

By now, there is a broad consensus that moderate consumption of red wine offers numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease. However, other studies indicate that red wine has no effect, is no more beneficial than grape juice, or that other types of alcohol are equally heart healthy. A ... Read more...

Genome Center cancer lab and international collaborators clarify the importance of a rare genetic variant in thyroid cancer

January 1, 2016

First author Dr. Ruta Sahasrabudhe and last author Assistant Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona, along with colleagues from Colombia and England, have published a study showing no connection between a mutant version of a gene involved in blood clotting and familial non-medullary thyroid cancer (NMTC), in refutation of an earlier study published in the New England ... Read more...

Your dog’s drool may contain more vitamin B12 than your own, says Genome Center microbiologist

December 8, 2015

Those of us who spend time with dogs may have noticed that their breath has a unique aroma, a trait which is thought to be related to the different bacteria that live between their jaws. A team including the Genome Center’s Jonathan Eisen has recently uncovered novel metabolic adaptations developed by a bacteria, Porphyromonas ... Read more...

 


 

 

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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on May 5, 2016
The Science for Mothers-to-Be
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: May 5, 2016 - 10:30 am
Location: Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS), 244 1st Street, Room TB123, Davis, CA
Description: Special, free event for new, expecting, and prospective mothers. Pre-registration is required (please click on 'more details' and see attached flier), so make sure you RSVP! This event is sponsored by the Center for Children's Environmental Health and the UC Davis Genome Center.
Events on May 11, 2016
Weaver Lecture - Dr. Tom Blundell - Biophysics, Computational Biology and the Discovery of New Medicines: The Emergence of Resistance in Cancer and Tuberculosis
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: May 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Location: GBSF Auditorium, Room 1005
Description: University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry
Events on May 12, 2016
Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr. Martin Karplus - Motion: A Hallmark of Life. From Marsupials to Molecules
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: May 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Location: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
Description: Harvard University, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
Recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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