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.

Assistant Project Scientist position available

August 21, 2017

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for an Assistant Project Scientist position.

Working for Professor Richard Michelmore, this position will conduct wet lab and computational analyses of plant genomes, develop and apply advanced molecular protocols and computational analytical methods, and provide oversight in the management of ... Read more...

STEM profs receive $1M to retain nontraditional students

June 24, 2017

Marc Facciotti, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Genome Center, will be the PI of a new project to diversify the undergraduate STEM population at UC Davis, courtesy of a $1 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute as part of their Inclusive Excellence initiative. Co-PIs include Annaliese Franz (Chemistry), Michel ... Read more...

14 June: West Coast Metabolomics Seminar: ‘Metabolism Revisited’, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Princeton

June 9, 2017


Jonathan Eisen named Faculty Director of the UC Davis Microbiome Initiative

June 5, 2017

Genome Center Professor Jonathan Eisen has been named Faculty Director of the UC Davis Microbiome Initiative, a new “Special Research Program,” under the administration of the Office of Research.  The purpose of this program is to raise the profile of UC Davis Microbiome activities, establishing collaborative links with microbiome researchers at UC Davis and other ... Read more...

April 26th: RNA-seq seminar by Jeff Hudson of Lexogen, Inc.

April 21, 2017



Seminar April 28th, Wendy Robinson, UBC Dept. of Medical Genetics

April 19, 2017


UC-Davis, Dovetail Genomics Approach Chromosome-Scale Assemblies for AgBio With Lettuce Genome

April 18, 2017

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers are tantalizingly close to achieving chromosome-scale genome assemblies for crop plants, thanks to recent work by researchers from the University of California, Davis, BGI, and Dovetail Genomics.

By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes could help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding ... Read more...

2017 David L. Weaver Lecture: Monday April 3rd, 3pm, GBSF 1005

March 8, 2017


The David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture Series in Biophysics and Computational Biology is dedicated to the memory of David L. Weaver, a prominent biophysics researcher and professor at Tufts University.

About Dr. Weaver

Dr. Weaver made significant contributions to the understanding of protein folding. He was impressed with ... Read more...

GC proud sponsor of Dahshu 2017

February 8, 2017

Dahshu, a nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting research and education in data science, is hosting its inaugural scientific symposium in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area February 20-22nd, 2017.

The theme for this coming year’s conference is “Data Science and Computational Precision Health.” It will be an international forum that includes keynote speeches, invited ... Read more...

In memoriam: Sharon Gray 1985-2016

October 10, 2016

Sharon Gray was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar in my lab at UC Davis for the past 3 years. We had just started a project where we were co-investigators in a project with the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) as principal investigator and which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Our ... Read more...




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