News

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.

Pam Ronald profiled by National Geographic

May 6, 2015

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Professor Pam Ronald has been featured in an extensive article on the National Geographic website. The article by Jeremy Berlin discusses her current work as well as her career to date:

Can This Scientist Unite Genetic Engineers and Organic Farmers?

Pamela Ronald isolates genes in rice that ... Read more...

Video from Stephen Quake’s lecture on Single Cell Genomics is now available

May 5, 2015

Professor Stephen Quake recently spoke as part of the annual series of David L. Weaver Endowed Lectures. Video of his talk is now available and is included below. His talk focused on the topic of ‘Single Cell Genomics':

Methods for genomic analysis at single-cell resolution enable new understanding of complex biological phenomena. Single-cell techniques, ranging from ... Read more...

Video: Professor Pam Ronald’s TED talk on plant disease resistance is now available

May 4, 2015

Professor Pam Ronald’s recent talk from this year’s TED conference has now been made available and is included below. The title of Pam’s talk is: The case for engineering our food.

 

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‘Getting Bioinformatics Done with Galaxy': a free BGI @ UC Davis workshop presented by Bioinformatics Core

April 28, 2015

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As part of the BGI @ UC Davis workshop series, the Genome Center’s Bioinformatics Core facility is holding a workshop that will teach attendees how to use the popular Galaxy web platform to perform some common bioinformatics tasks. Full details are ... Read more...

New Amazon Machine Image available from the Bioinformatics Core

April 14, 2015

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The Genome Center’s Bioinformatics Core Facility has announced details of a brand new Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that can be launched in the Amazon Cloud using either the Galaxy platform or from the Unix/Linux command-line. Below are a list of some of the new features of this ... Read more...

Updates from the DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores

April 14, 2015

The following announcements are taken from the April Newsletter from the DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Core Facilities. Read the newsletter for full details.

Latest Generation Illumina HiSeq 3000 Sequencer now available

The Genome Center has acquired a HiSeq 3000 sequencer that provides faster sequencing at significantly reduced per-base-costs. The new sequencer is already delivered and will ... Read more...

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

April 9, 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...

Ian Korf featured in Nature commentary regarding Bioinformatics Service Cores

April 8, 2015

A new commentary article in this week’s edition of  Nature includes some quotes from Ian Korf, Associate Director of Bioinformatics at the Genome Center who also serves as the Interim Director of the UC Davis Bioinformatics Core. The article discusses the issues relating to providing bioinformatics training and the need for good career paths for ... Read more...

Workshop on mRNAseq for non-model organisms organized by Titus Brown: May 4–5

April 2, 2015

Titus Brown is organizing a workshop on ‘mRNAseq for non-model organisms’. The workshop is open to everyone, including graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty, and community members. The workshop will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on May 4 and 5, and will take place at 2030 Valley Hall, on the UC Davis campus (map). There ... Read more...

Alumni spotlight feature on former Michelmore lab member Leah McHale

April 2, 2015

In the latest newsletter of the UC Davis Plant Breeding Center, there is a an Alumni Spotlight feature which follows up with Dr Leah McHale who earned her PhD in the laboratory of Richard Michelmore. Leah left UC Davis to take up a position as an Assistant Professor in Soybean Breeding and Genetics ... Read more...

 


 

 

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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on May 8, 2015
Seminar — Philip Zerbe — Learning from the master chemists – Investigating plant specialized metabolism for human health and bioproducts
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: May 8, 2015 - 11:00 am
Location: GBSF 4202
Description: Part of the Genome Center Systems and Synthetic Biology Focus Group series of seminars
Events on May 13, 2015
'Getting Bioinformatics Done with Galaxy': a free BGI @ UC Davis workshop taught by the Bioinformatics Core
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: May 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Location: room 1105 Vet Med 3B
Description: Overview

Galaxy is a user friendly, customizable bioinformatics analysis and workflow management tool increasingly used by researchers in the life sciences. It lowers the training burden for new lab members, increases productivity and reproducibility, and can be used locally and in the cloud. We will describe and demonstrate some typical analysis workflows within Galaxy, and discuss how it can enable your research. Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along on the galaxy site!

Refreshments will be provided.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bgiuc-davis-uc-davis-genome-center-bioinformatics-core-workshop-series-getting-bioinformatics-done-tickets-16636947558
Events on May 15, 2015
Bits and Bites talk — Charlotte Acharya — From raw sequencing reads to SNP calls- Analyzing GBS data with TASSEL
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: May 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: GBSF room 4202
Description: Genotyping-By-Sequencing (GBS) uses methylation sensitive restriction enzymes to produce highly multiplexed, reduced representation, libraries for sequencing on the Illumina HiSeq platform. Library production is simple and efficient, but identifying and validating the SNPs contained within the dataset is not always straightforward. This talk will present an overview of the analysis steps within TASSEL's reference based GBS pipeline and highlight some important variables that should be considered when handling a GBS dataset.

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