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.

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...

Biochemist / Physiologist position available in the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center

August 6, 2015

West Coast Metabolomics Center

The NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center seeks a PhD or MD scientist with interest in interpreting metabolomics data. The postdoctoral scholar will provide expertise, advice and perform statistical analyses for the Center and the Center’s clinical and biomedical collaborators. Under direction of the ... Read more...

New paper helps unlock the mysteries of the mammalian placental epigenome

August 4, 2015

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A new paper featuring the work of Professor Janine LaSalle and Dr. Diane Schroeder from the Genome Center was published today in the journal PLOS Genetics. The paper, which features contributions ... Read more...

The Sacramento Bee reports on the crowdsourced nature of the ‘Kittybiome’ project

July 29, 2015


Dr. Holly Ganz is a Project Scientist in Professor Jonathan Eisen’s lab. Her work involves studying the ecology and evolution of microbial communities and how microbes interact with their hosts, and she has a particular focus on the microbiome of cats. In addition to working on the ... Read more...

Genome Center Director features in ‘Talking Biotech’ podcast

July 29, 2015

Talking Biotech podcast

Professor Richard Michelmore, the Director of the Genome Center features in the latest episode of Kevin Folta’s Talking Biotech podcast. In the podcast, Professor Michelmore talks about lettuce history, genetics, genomics and breeding. The podcast can be subscribed to in iTunes or listened to ... Read more...

Work by Genome Center scientists featured in latest issue of Developmental Cell journal

July 9, 2015

The latest issue of the journal Developmental Cell features a cover image taken from the work of scientists at UC Davis and the University of Delaware. The paper by Jeffrey Caplan et al. that appears in this issue concerns the role that chloroplasts play in plant defense responses that are triggered by bacteria and viruses. The cover image depicts how projections ... Read more...

Pam Ronald named among the 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American

July 9, 2015

WorldView 100

Genome Center Faculty member, Professor Pam Ronald features in a new WorldView 100 list published by Scientific American. The list — which also features Roger Beachy, the founding director of the new UC Davis World Food Center — includes such luminaries as Bill and Melinda ... Read more...

Keith Bradnam interviewed by Front Line Genomics Magazine

June 26, 2015

Front Line Genomics

The most recent issue of Front Line Genomics magazine features an extensive interview with Keith Bradnam, an Associate Project Scientist in the Korf Lab. The interview by Carl Smith, available online, covers Keith’s career in bioinformatics and his thoughts on science communication among ... Read more...




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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on October 7, 2015
Seminar — David Segal — The Prospect of Molecular Therapy for Neurologic Disease
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: October 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: Med Ed building, room 2222
Description: Part of the Human Genomics Seminar Series
Events on October 19, 2015
Roundtable discussion — Jonathan Eisen — Microbes in Food and Agriculture
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: October 19, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Location: Student Community Center, Multipurpose room
Description: The 1st Quarterly Food and Agricultural Roundtable organized by the UC Davis World Food Center.
Events on November 4, 2015
Seminar — Joseph Shieh — Undiagnosed Diseases and Genomic Variant Interpretation
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: November 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: CHT, room 1341
Description: Part of the Human Genomics Seminar Series
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