Welcome to the Genome Center

Established in 2003, the UC Davis Genome Center uses state-of-art-technologies to understand how the heritable genetic information of diverse organisms functions in health and disease. The combination of cutting-edge research facilities, diverse service cores, and talented staff make the Genome Center a world class facility for genomics research and training.

Research that makes a difference

A sample of questions being addressed by the UC Davis Genome Center faculty and their collaborators:

  • How do variations in the human genome affect the risks of diseases such as cancer, coronary artery disease, and autism?
  • Do infection, diet, or stress serve as environmental triggers of Type 1 diabetes?
  • What novel, useful organisms will be discovered by sequencing microbes from extreme environments?
  • Can characterization of the small molecules in algae lead to new biofuels?
  • How can we control diseases of important food crops?
  • How can plants be modified to increase their productivity and quality?
  • What changes can we make to proteins to enhance their performance?
  • Can we model and predict life’s basic processes?
  • How can we glean useful information from vast datasets?

News highlights

Here are just some of the recent highlights involving people and projects at the Genome Center Please see the news page for a full list of all news items.

Announcing Upcoming Bioinformatics Workshops in Davis and at UCSF

February 26, 2019

mRNA-Seq, Single-Cell RNA-Seq,and Microbial Community Analysis!

Now in our 12th year of training researchers, the UC Davis Bioinformatics Core invites you to attend one or more of our 2019 workshops. The following workshops are suitable for beginners, and are also of interest to those with some data analysis ... Read more...

$3M for Latino breast cancer genetics research

February 21, 2019

Luis Carvajal-Carmona, an associate professor at The Genome Center, the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of the three principal investigators in a research team of UCSF, UC Davis and City of Hope Investigators that has been awarded a $3M grant by the California ... Read more...

Position offered: Metabolomics Core Manager

February 15, 2019

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for the position as Manager of the Metabolomics Services Core.

This position will have general responsibility for maintaining and improving services at the Genome Center’s Metabolomics Service Core Facility and report to the Faculty ... Read more...

Symposium to tackle environmental cancer incidence

February 10, 2019

Wildfires, pesticides and other exposures focus of interdisciplinary meeting

(SACRAMENTO) —

UC Davis researchers from a variety of disciplines will unite at the first-ever Effects of Lifestyle, Environmental, and Microbial Exposures and Nutrition on Tumorigenesis Symposium (ELEMENTS) at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Goodnight Auditorium on March ... Read more...

18-21 March: Bioinformatics Prerequisites Workshop

January 28, 2019

Registration is now open for theUC Davis Bioinformatics Prerequisites Workshop!

March 18th-21st, 2019

Now in its 12th year, the UC Davis Bioinformatics Core Training Program will present a four-day prerequisites workshop here in ... Read more...

  • Fecal metatranscriptomics of macaques with idiopathic chronic diarrhea reveals altered mucin degradation and fucose… ,
  • 'One of the most novel discoveries using Hi-C data is the partition of the genome into hundreds of kilobase pair se… ,
  • “Mitochondrial functions are under the genetic jurisdiction of both the nuclear genome and the mitochondrial genome… ,
  • RT : My post hideout for a few days to recover and ponder all I have learned ,

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