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.

Professor Pam Ronald to speak at Davis Science Café on December 10th

December 5, 2014





On December 10th, the Genome Center’s Professor Pam Ronald will be speaking at the Davis Science Café on the subject of Organic Farming, genetics, and the future of food. You can find out more about this event, and about other events organized by the Davis Science Café on ... Read more...

Positions available in the Proteomics Core

December 5, 2014

For more information, please see this post on the Proteomics Core website.


Join in the celebrations of the iGEM winning team from UC Davis

December 3, 2014

This Friday the Genome Center and Olive Center will be holding an awards ceremony to celebrate the UC Davis team of students that won this year’s iGEM competition.  At the ceremony you will get to hear from the talented students who will talk about their award-winning work. Event details are as follows:

RMI ...

Genome Center hosts joint UC Davis/LLNL Data Science Symposium on December 3rd

November 25, 2014

Exploring Collaborations in the Data Sciences

As part of the UC Davis Data Sciences Initiative, there will be a special Data Science Symposium held at the Genome Center on December 3rd. This Symposium is a partnership between UC Davis and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and was organized by the Data Sciences Initiative and the ... Read more...

Jonathan Eisen featured in interview about microbiomes on the TED ideas blog

November 24, 2014

ted ideas blogProfessor Jonathan Eisen, along with scientists Rob Knight and Jessica Green, were interviewed by Brooke Borel for the TED ideas blog:

Jonathan,  who studies the ecology and evolution of microbial communities, ... Read more...

Post-doc opportunity at University of Oregon to work in collaboration with Jonathan Eisen and others at UC Davis

November 23, 2014

Jessica Green at the University of Oregon is looking for a Bioinformatics/Microbial Ecology postdoctoral scholar to explore fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. The successful candidate will play a key role in the Seagrass Microbiome Project  in collaboration among Jonathan Eisen, Jay Stachowicz, and Jenna Lang at the University ... Read more...

Genome Center scientists sequence genomes of 59 salt-loving organisms to help our understanding of osmoadaptation

November 13, 2014

facciotti_paper.001A new paper published today in PLOS Genetics showcases the work of many people from the Genome Center (names in bold below indicate Genome Center personnel):

Phylogenetically Driven Sequencing of Extremely Halophilic Archaea Reveals Strategies for Static and Dynamic Osmo-response

Erin A. Becker, ...

Under Genome Center supervision, UC Davis team wins the grand prize in the 2014 iGEM competition

November 4, 2014

The annual iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in synthetic biology has been won by a team of students from UC Davis! The iGEM competition sees teams of undergraduates from around the world use a kit of biological parts to build devices capable of helping with real world problems. This years competition attracted almost 250 ... Read more...

Beautiful panorama of UC Davis campus featuring GBSF building

November 4, 2014

Alex Kozik from the Michelmore lab made this amazing panoramic photo by stitching together six different photos. Click on the image and then you will be able to zoom in to see a lot of detail.


Geeky pumpkins on display at the Genome Center Halloween Symposium

October 31, 2014

People came up with very clever ideas for this year’s pumpkins. Click to enlarge:





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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on December 16, 2014
Bioinformatics Core Training Workshop — RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq Analysis with Galaxy
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: December 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
Events on February 2, 2015
West Coast Metabolomics Center Course: Hands-on LC-MS Data processing and Statistics
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: February 7, 2015 - 12:00 am
Description: This course will feature hands-on training with real-world metabolomics data covering LC/MS compound identification, data processing, statistical analysis, network mapping and data interpretation. The WCMC will provide laptops for all participants and utilize open source software where possible.