Outreach & Giving



The UC Davis Genome Center plays an important role in both the campus and the broader community to educate and disseminate information on genomics technology and its impact on science and society. We both engage and receive support from our community in the form of free public events, endowed lectureships, and donations.


An Evening with the Genome Center

A free public event, An Evening with the Genome Center occurs twice each year, and is intended to engage our community about the impacts that the rapid advances in genomics is having on medicine, food, our world and our society. See our Evening with the Genome Center page for details of past, and upcoming, talks.


Bits & Bites


This is a semi-regular lunchtime meeting, usually hosted at the Genome Center, which discusses bioinformatics, genomics, and all things relating to sequence analysis. We occasionally present some training material about Unix, Perl, and coding in general.  See the Bits & Bites page for more information and details of how you can sign up to the Bits & Bites mailing list.


The David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture Series

Since 2007, the Genome Center has been honored to host the David L. Weaver Lecture Series. These lectures are dedicated to the memory of David L. Weaver, a prominent biophysics researcher and professor at Tufts University, who planned to spend his sabbatical year (2006–2007) at the Genome Center.


Making a donation

Your donation to the College of Biological Sciences Annual Fund helps us to excel in our mission to bring the benefits of advanced genomics to our community and beyond. For information about endowing a lectureship, a professor, or a laboratory at the Genome Center, please contact the Office of University Development by email (development@ucdavis.edu) or phone +1 (530) 754 4438.