News

This page lists a summary of the five 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.

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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

 
WACD

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).

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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...

Junior specialist position available in the Comai lab

June 20, 2014

The Comai laboratory is a plant genomics laboratory that is based in the UC Davis Genome Center and also affiliated with the department of Plant Biology. The immediate focus of this  position is to assist existing projects on mutation detection and characterization in various crops, using next-generation sequencing technology. See the full job ... Read more...

New paper by Barbara Bailus and David Segal

June 20, 2014

Barbara Bailus, a Grad Student in David Segal’s lab is the lead author on a new paper published this week in the journal BMC Neuroscience (provisional PDF only at this point). The paper The prospect of molecular therapy for Angelman syndrome and other monogenic neurologic disorders)  reviews the recent progress and prospect of targeted gene ... Read more...

New paper in PLOS Biology from three Genome Center members

June 18, 2014

Holly Bik (@hollybik), David Coil (@davidacoil), and Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) are co-authors of a new paper that was published yesterday in PLOS Biology:

microBEnet: Lessons Learned from Building an Interdisciplinary Scientific Community in the Online Sphere

The paper describes the experiences involved in setting up the microBEnet project (microbiology of the Built Environment ... Read more...

Grad student Chris Beitel interviewed by PeerJ about his recent publication

June 10, 2014

Chris Beitel

Chris Beitel is a PhD student in Jonathan Eisen’s lab, he recently was the lead author on a paper in the PeerJ journal titled Strain- and plasmid-level deconvolution of a synthetic metagenome by sequencing proximity ligation products.

This paper, which features co-authorship from five ... Read more...

 


 

 

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Upcoming Talks and Events

  • August 26, 2014
    • Rory Pruitt and Benjamin Schwessinger —Correcting the scientific literature: A case study on the function on the function of the rice immune receptor XA21
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: August 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Ronalds lab, Plant Pathology
  • August 28, 2014
    • Advances in Genome Science: Illumina Sequencing Symposium
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: August 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm
      Location: GBSF 1005
      Description: A symposium with talks by UC Davis and external scientists highlighting recent advances in high throughput sequencing technology and its applications; especially in metagenomics, de-novo sequencing, and RNA-seq. Sponsored by Illumina, Inc. , San Diego

      Lunch will be provided

      Featured Presenters:

      - Jonathan A. Eisen, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis - "A DNA sequencing driven field guide to the microbes"

      - Rajiv McCoy, Graduate Student, Petrov Lab, Stanford University - "De Novo Genome Assembly and Accurate Reconstruction of Drosophila Melanogaster Transposable Elements Using Synthetic Long-Reads"

      -Chia-Lin Wei, PhD, Group Lead, Sequencing Technologies, DOE Joint Genome Institute - "An integrative approach to decipher algal biofuel regulatory pathways"

      - Christopher Hopkins, PhD, Sequencing Specialist, Illumina, Inc. - "Illumina Advances in Sequencing: TruSeq Synthetic long reads and RNAseq for beginners"

      Registration required: http://eventregistration.illumina.com/events/illumina-sequencing-symposium/event-summary-fb56b3e7c58a4fb3861834208a5a7207.aspx?i=cb196db1-a8af-4175-8451-293ce7bc2efb
  • September 2, 2014
    • Jenna Morgan Lang — Biogeography of microbial communities associated with seagrasses
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: September 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Eisen lab, Genome Center
  • September 9, 2014
    • Nenad Malencia —Genetic induction of haploid plants: progress from the bench and the greenhouse
      Starts: 12:10 pm
      Ends: September 9, 2014 - 1:10 pm
      Location: 1022 Life Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA
      Description: Postdoc Seminar Series - Summer 2014
      Britt lab, Plant Biology
  • September 11, 2014
    • Western Association of Core Directors conference
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: UC Davis Conference Center
      Description: Richard Michelmore from the Genome Center is the keynote speaker;

      http://wacd.abrf.org
  • September 12, 2014
    • Western Association of Core Directors conference
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: UC Davis Conference Center
      Description: Richard Michelmore from the Genome Center is the keynote speaker;

      http://wacd.abrf.org

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