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.

GC professor recognized for Latino-focused cancer research

February 7, 2018

Luis Carvajal-Carmona, a UC Davis professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and the Genome Center, was the subject of a recent Grantee Spotlight for his work with the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), an initiative of the National Cancer Institute designed to reduce the unequal burden ... Read more...

CASP: Opportunity to obtain the structure of a protein of interest in your research

February 5, 2018

Interested in obtaining the NMR structure of a protein/domain relevant to your research and help advancing the methods of structural prediction from sequence?   You may send the protein sequence and a brief justification of your selection to with subject: “CASP NMR structure determination” or contact Krzysztof Fidelis (Read more...

Earth BioGenome Project to Sequence All Known Species

January 25, 2018

It has been a generation since the first reference genomes were made available: the bacteria Haemophilus influenza in 1995, brewer’s yeast in 1996, the model plant Arabidopsis in 2000, and human in 2001.  In recent years the cost of sequencing has dropped dramatically, enabling large-scale projects such as the ... Read more...

Comai Lab seeks Junior Specialist

December 15, 2017

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position.

Working for Professor Luca Comai, this position will be a part of a multi-national team aimed at developing novel and effective genetic approaches for tomorrow agriculture in developing Africa. Work at UC Davis uses the model ... Read more...

Siobhan Brady and Pablo Ross named UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows

December 8, 2017

Genome Center Faculty Siobhan Brady and Pablo Ross have both been named UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows for 2017-18. The ‘Chancellor’s Fellow’ designation is one of the highest and most prestigious faculty honors at UC Davis, recognizing rising stars who excel as researchers, teachers, and campus citizens, whose scholarly work already places them at the top ... Read more...

Late Researcher’s Wish Fulfilled

November 8, 2017
  • UC Davis postdoc sees promise in scientist at Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research
  • Gray dies tragically, but her mentoring spirit lives on through memorial contributions
  • Sara Gebremeskel spends 3 months on campus, also visits Gray’s family in Illinois

Oliver Fiehn named Top 10 by The Analytical Scientist

October 25, 2017

Oliver Fiehn, a professor of biochemistry and Director of the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center, was recently interviewd by in a feature titled ‘Opening Doors With Omics’.  When asked about his inital interest in metabolomics, he had this to say…


Professor Oliver Fiehn Awarded Paul K. and Ruth R. Stumpf Professorship in Plant Biochemistry

October 25, 2017

The UC Davis College of Biological Sciences has named Oliver Fiehn, professor of molecular and cellular biology, to the Paul K. and Ruth R. Stumpf Professorship in Plant Biochemistry.

An internationally recognized scholar, Fiehn has more than 220 publications to his name. He has driven significant developments in the field of metabolomics, the study of small ... Read more...

Fall Bioinformatics Seminars and Workshops

October 16, 2017

For more information, and to register, go to


So you want to do a Single Cell RNA-Seq Experiment

When:  Monday, November 6, 2017 1pm – 3pm

Where:  GBSF Auditorium


This FREE workshop is intended for those who are interested in and ... Read more...

Brave New Medicine: How an Enzyme Created with Synthetic DNA May Enable the First Treatment for Celiac Disease

September 25, 2017

The way Justin Siegel describes it, ordering synthetic DNA online is almost as easy as ordering a pair of shoes from Zappos. “You just type it in — or if the protein has been sequenced at one point, we can copy and paste — order it, and it shows up five days later.”

Siegel is an ...




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