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.

Free screening of the film ‘Resistance’ on April 9th, hosted by microBEnet

March 31, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 2.06.56 PMThanks to microBEnet (the Microbiology of the Built Environment network), the Genome Center will host a free screening of the film Resistance. on April 9th at 6:00 in the GBSF auditorium. This documentary highlights the growing problem of ... Read more...

Professor Pam Ronald interviewed for the ‘People Behind the Science’ Podcast

March 26, 2015

People Behind the Science podcast

The latest episode of the People Behind the Science podcast features the Genome Center’s Pam Ronald. The podcast host, Dr. Marie McNeely, speaks to Pam about her work, her role models, and her life outside of science. You can listen to the ... Read more...

The 2015 David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture will be given by Professor Stephen Quake

March 25, 2015

Every year, the Genome Center remembers the life and scientific achievements of David L. Weaver by hosting an Endowed Lecture in his honor. This series of lectures has seen many distinguished scientists come to Davis to present highly-regarded talks concerning their work.

This year’s lecture will be given by Professor Stephen Quake ... Read more...

Professor Pamela Ronald speaks at TED 2015 conference

March 23, 2015

TED wordmark

Genome Center member Pamela Ronald was invited to speak at this year’s TED conference, where she spoke about the use of genetic engineering in plants to help improve food security and combat disease.

For over three decades, TED conferences have brought together some of the most thoughtful and ... Read more...

Genome Center researchers help identity novel components of our milk proteome

March 16, 2015

Work led by Genome Center researchers Danielle Lemay and Kristen Beck (first author) has recently been published in the Journal of Proteome Research.

This work not only improves our understanding regarding the composition of the human milk proteome, but also provides us ... Read more...

Titus Brown to give OpenCon Community Webcast on April 3rd

March 11, 2015

Titus Brown, a Faculty member of  the Genome Center, will be giving an OpenCon Community webcast that will share his story on gaining tenure as an open researcher. OpenCon is the student and early career researcher conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. The webcast will be held on Friday, April 3rd, ... Read more...

Updates from the DNA Technologies Core Facility

March 1, 2015

Boreal Genomics Aurora DNA isolation/purification

We have added an Boreal Genomics Aurora instrument to our core for high quality DNA extraction and purification. The Aurora system enables the extraction DNA of high molecular weight DNA (up to megabase pair fragments) and the purification from difficult to remove contaminants. Please find more information on the Boreal Genomics website along ... Read more...

1st Symposium on International Collaboration: Data-driven Genomics Science towards a NAIST Satellite Office at UC Davis

February 5, 2015

The symposium will take place on February 09 starting at 9 a.m. at the Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis. Please, join us for celebrating this event and discuss great science and international collaborations with our Japanese guest researchers from NAIST.


Schedule of talks



Postdoctoral Scholar Research Position with labs of Jonathan Eisen and Jessica Green

February 3, 2015

Based at the University of Oregon — but regularly visiting and working with Professor Jonathan Eisen and Jenna Lang at the Genome Center in Davis — this is a position to join Jessica Green’s lab to work on the Seagrass Microbiome Project. To find out more, and to apply for this ... Read more...

Titus Brown’s lab joins Software Carpentry project as an affiliate member

February 2, 2015

SoftwareCarpenty_logoAssociate Professor Titus Brown joined UC Davis, and the Genome Center, in January. His Laboratory for Data Intensive Biology has now joined the Software Carpentry Foundation as an affiliate member. Software Carpentry is a volunteer organization whose goal is to make scientists more productive, ... Read more...




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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on April 9, 2015
Free screening of the film 'Resistance'
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: April 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Location: GBSF Auditorium (room 1005)
Description: Thanks to microBEnet (the Microbiology of the Built Environment network), the Genome Center will host a free screening of the film Resistance which will be attended by the Director, Michael Graziano. This documentary highlights the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Events on April 23, 2015
The 2015 David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture: Professor Stephen Quake — “Single Cell Genomics”
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: April 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: Auditorium (room 1005), Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, UC Davis
Description: For more details, see:

Stephen Quake is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stanford University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research focuses on topics that lie at the nexus of physics, biology, and biotechnology and his research group pioneered the development of Microfluidic Large Scale Integration (mLSI), demonstrating the first integrated microfluidic devices with thousands of mechanical valves. This technology is helping to pave the way for large scale automation of biology at the nanoliter scale, and he and his students have been exploring applications of lab-on-a-chip technology in functional genomics, genetic analysis, and structural biology. Professor Quake is also active in the field of single molecule biophysics.

Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.