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.

Dr. Charlie Gersbach to speak at the Genome Center about editing the human genome with the CRISPR/CAS system

September 19, 2014

Charles_GersbachDr. Gersbach is a leader in genome engineering and is based in the Biomedical Engineering and Center for Genomics and Computational Biology at Duke University. He is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Young Investigator Award by the American Society for Gene and ... Read more...

Genome Center graduate student speaks at the Mozilla Foundation

September 11, 2014

Chris Beitel

Chris Beitel, a graduate student in the lab of Jonathan Eisen, is giving a talk today at the Mozilla Foundation in San Francisco. His talk title is The science of teaching scientists scientific software development for science and data science and the full abstract ... Read more...

Genome Center is looking to recruit a Bioinformatics Core Manager

August 27, 2014

The Genome Center invites applications for the position of Bioinformatics Core Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Bioinformatics Service Core. This includes but is not limited to management of staff and computational infrastructure and budgetary aspects of the core.

For or more details please see the all details of this ... Read more...

DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores news update

August 25, 2014

New RNA-Seq Pilot Grants

Illumina will be announcing four RNA-Seq Pilot Grants at the Illumina Sequencing Symposium (Thursday, August 28th).  Each grant will include RNA-seq library preparations and one lane of HiSeq sequencing.  Please find the application form online.  The symposium will feature talks by UC Davis and external scientists that highlight recent advances in high-throughput sequencing technology and ... Read more...

Video: A message from the Director of the Genome Center

August 12, 2014

To coincide with the redesign of the Genome Center website, here is a welcome message from the Director of the Genome Center, Richard Michelmore.


The Bioinformatics Core has announced the 2015 Pilot Grant Program

August 5, 2014

Bioinformatics Core (center aligned)

The Genome Center’s Bioinformatics Core have now announced details of their 2015 Pilot Grant Program. From their news release:

The Pilot Grants are intended to show the feasibility of novel experiments or provide preliminary data for further grant applications…


Luis Carvajal-Carmona receives $50,000 grant to study stomach cancer

July 16, 2014

Assistant Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona has received a grant of $50,000 from the No Stomach for Cancer charity to conduct research into the causes of familial stomach cancer through DNA sequencing. Luis had this to say about receiving this award:

We are very happy to have secured this funding. It will allow us…


Genome Center Director is Keynote Speaker at Core Directors Conference

July 16, 2014

The 4th Annual Western Association of Core Directors (WACD) conference will be held at the University of California Davis September 11-12, and will feature Richard Michelmore, Director of the UC Davis Genome Center, as the keynote speaker.


The WACD organizing committee has developed a program that will be both engaging and informative with ... Read more...

Genome Center’s involvement in the peanut genome gets featured in the Sacramento Bee

June 29, 2014

The Sacramento Bee has posted an article that highlights the work of Genome Center staff in the International Peanut Genome Initiative. This article includes quotes from Richard Michelmore (Director of the Genome Center) and Lutz Froenicke (a researcher working on this project).


New faces in the DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores

June 27, 2014

We would like to inform you about important staff additions and changes in the Cores. The current manager of the DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores, Ryan Kim, PhD, will be leaving us to take up an exciting challenges in the field of big genomic data as Director of National Center for Biological Research Resource ... Read more...




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Upcoming Talks and Events

  • September 30, 2014
    • Daniel Fulop — Catasetum orchids: pollen catapults and hypervariable male flowers.
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: September 30, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Maloof lab, Plant Biology
  • October 20, 2014
    • Dr. Charlie Gersbach — Editing the Human Genome and Epigenome with the CRISPR/Cas9 System to Correct Genetic Disease and Program Cell Phenotype
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: October 20, 2014 - 11:00 am
      Location: GBSF 1005
      Description: Dr. Gersbach (Duke University) is a leader in genome engineering. He is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Young Investigator Award by the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), largely for this work with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
  • October 30, 2014
    • Genome Center's Annual Halloween Symposium
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: October 31, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: GBSF
      Description: Featuring exciting speakers, posters, contests, and food.