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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.

The processes of sex determination in persimmons are revealed by Genome Center researchers

October 30, 2014

Science paperWork by members of the Comai Lab in collaboration with researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have helped reveal the mechanism underlying sex determination in the persimmon fruit. Their paper, published in the journal Science, will greatly contribute to the understanding of the evolution of ... Read more...

Professor Jonathan Eisen shares his thoughts on Google Scholar

October 27, 2014

Google Scholar

Jonathan Eisen photographed in his office in the Genome building.

Professor Jonathan Eisen appeared today as an invited contributor to the Google Scholar blog. He wrote on the topic of Using Google Scholar ... Read more...

Genome Center researchers involved in study which reveals novel genetic variants that may protect Latinas from breast cancer

October 24, 2014

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A new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, has identified a gene variant that is present in many Latina women, and which may help protect against breast cancer. The study involved contributions from Genome Center member, Assistant Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona and ... Read more...

Career opportunity for tenure-track faculty position at Comprehensive Cancer Center and Genome Center

October 23, 2014

The UC Davis Genome Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and College of Biological Sciences invite applications for a tenure- track faculty position at the intersection of human cancer genetics and bioinformatics. Applicants interested in computational approaches to cancer who employ large-scale, data-driven methods that complement existing strengths at UC Davis are particularly encouraged ... Read more...

Career opportunity for tenure-track faculty position at MIND Institute and Genome Center

October 23, 2014

The UC Davis MIND Institute, School of Medicine, and the Genome Center invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level in the area of human genetics and genomics. Applicants interested in genomic approaches to autism or related disorders who employ large-scale, technology-driven ... Read more...

Details available for the Genome Center Halloween Symposium

October 23, 2014

Featuring posters, contests, food, and the following distinguished speakers:

Bruce Draper

UC Davis, Molecular and Cellular Biology
9:10 am “Sexy Knockouts: Using Genome Editing Technologies to Study The Mechanisms of Sex Determination and Maintenance In Zebrafish”

Bruce Conklin

Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, UCSF
9:45 am “Precise Single-base Genome Engineering in ... Read more...

From coast to coast, the UC Davis Genome Center tops the charts when searching Google for ‘genome center’

October 20, 2014

Keith Bradnam, an Associate Project Scientist in the Korf Lab — disclaimer, I also manage this website — used this Google trick to change his search location in order to see how the UC Davis Genome Center fared when searching for ‘genome center’ across the country. When you tell Google that you are located in ... Read more...

The next Bioinformatics Core training workshop will be on ‘RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq Analysis with Galaxy’, December 16–19

October 13, 2014

Bioinformatics Core (center aligned)

Details are now available on the next workshop to be run by the Genome Center’s Bioinformatics Core. The workshop, which will be held between December 16–19 this year, will instruct participants in how to use Galaxy for analysis of RNA-Seq and ... Read more...

Video from Justin Siegel’s talk at ‘An Evening with the Genome Center’

October 8, 2014

Last Saturday (October 4th), the Genome Center reached out to the community and hosted another An Evening with the Genome Center event. This time, the event featured Assistant Professor Justin Siegel, who gave an engaging talk on the following subject:

A Winning Combination: Video Games + Science: A unique strategy for training the next generation of ... Read more...

DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores News Bulletin: September 2014

October 5, 2014

New Recharge Rates

The recharge rates at our Core Labs have stayed unchanged for the last three years while reagent prices have increased annually. Thus, we have to adjust the rates to be able to continue offering at–cost sequencing services. Details of the the new rates — which went into effect on October 1st — are ... Read more...

 


 

 

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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on October 30, 2014
Genome Center's Annual Halloween Symposium
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Location: GBSF
Description: Featuring posters, contests, food, and the following distinguished speakers:

Bruce Draper
UC Davis, Molecular and Cellular Biology
9:10 am “Sexy Knockouts: Using Genome Editing Technologies to Study The Mechanisms of Sex Determination and Maintenance In Zebrafish”


Bruce Conklin
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, UCSF
9:45 am “Precise Single-base Genome Engineering in Human iPS Cells to Model and Treat Disease”


David Segal
UC Davis, Genome Center
11:00am “Genome Engineering at the Dawn of the Golden Age”


Dana Carroll
University of Utah, Department of Biochemistry
11:30 am “Genome Engineering with Targetable Nucleases”

Flyer is available:
http://korflab.ucdavis.edu/~keith/GC_Halloween_symposium.pdf
Scott Edmunds — Open Publishing for the Big-Data Era
Starts: 12:10 pm
Ends: October 30, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Location: SS&H 1246
Description: GigaScience is an open-access, open-data journal attempting to revolutionize large-scale biological data dissemination, organization and re-use. Utilizing the experience and data handling infrastructure of the BGI, the worlds largest genomics organization, GigaScience links standard manuscript publication with an integrated database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and computing resources. In addition, open-source platforms such as the popular Galaxy workflow management system are used by GigaScience to make publishing more transparent and open by making all of the supporting workflows and methods available, thereby promoting reproducibility for which the authors are credited.

The GigaScience platform has already been involved in releasing data during the deadly 2011 German E. coli outbreak which aided a global crowdsourcing effort that led to groups around the world, and even bloggers outside of the usual academic environment, to contribute analyses to an open-source GitHub based repository. Many still unpublished genomes have been released to the global community, and workflows and software from a number of scientific papers have been archived and shared in as open, reproducible, transparent and usable form as possible.

With data citation producing evidence of its use in the wider research community, GigaScience hopes to revolutionize the publication model with the aim of executable publications, where data analyses can be reproduced and built upon by users without a coding background or heavy computational infrastructure in a more democratized manner.

Scott Edmunds is a biochemist and geneticist. He was senior scientific editor for the BMC Genomics and Bioinformatics journals before moving in 2010 to set up the GigaScience journal, database and data analysis platform for the BGI in China. Please visit his website at: http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/gigablog/

This event is co-sponsored by UC Davis University Library, the Data Science Initiative, and microBEnet.

http://innovation.ucdavis.edu/copy_of_contact
Dr. Brenda L. Bass — Recognition of dsRNA: The end is just the beginning
Starts: 4:10 pm
Ends: October 30, 2014 - 5:10 pm
Location: LSA 1022
Events on November 3, 2014
Brian Mulloney — Neural Mechanisms of Optimal Coordination of Limb Movements During Locomotion
Starts: 12:10 pm
Ends: November 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Location: 1022 Life Sciences
Description: Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior 2014 Fall Faculty Seminar Series.
Events on November 4, 2014
Sharon Gray — The effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on root development and gene expression of tomato
Starts: 1:10 pm
Ends: November 4, 2014 - 2:10 pm
Location: LSA 1022
Description: Postdoc seminar serires

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