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.

Recent publication: TurboID-based proximity labeling reveals that UBR7 is a regulator of N NLR immune receptor-mediated immunity

July 22, 2019

A recent publication in Nature Communications from Dinesh-Kumar and colleagues has identified the function of a key protein—UBR7—which regulates plant immunity. Dinesh-Kumar and colleagues optimized the proximity labeling method in the model plant Nicotiana Read more...

Welcome Dr. Carvajal-Carmona

July 18, 2019

We warmly welcome Dr. Carvajal-Carmona as the new Associate Director for Basic Science at the Cancer Center, effective as of July 1st.

An associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Dean’s Fellow in Precision Health Equity, Carvajal-Carmona researches genetic and genomic approaches to identify ... Read more...

UC Davis launches center to advance genome-editing tools

June 3, 2019

New center will serve as the nation’s testing site for safety and efficacy

(SACRAMENTO) —
UC Davis today announced the launch of a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research center dedicated to helping the nation develop safe and effective genome editing tools to treat ... Read more...

Single Cell RNA-Seq Bioinformatics Workshops at UC Davis and at UCSF

April 19, 2019

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 experience. Read more...

Upcoming Training: High-throughput Sequencing Data at UC Davis

April 16, 2019

We’re excited to announce our 10th consecutive workshop on analyzing sequencing data, ANGUS 2019!

Please see http://ivory.idyll.org/dibsi/ANGUS.html, or below, for all the details.

July 1 – July 12, 2019
University of California, Davis

This workshop is organized and hosted by Dr. C. Titus Brown and
Dr. ... Read more...

  • Recent publication: TurboID-based proximity labeling reveals that UBR7 is a regulator of N NLR immune receptor-medi… ,
  • RT : 🎉 Congratulations to Professor Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar who was recently awarded the Noel T. Keen Award from The Am… ,
  • The Plant-Pathogen Arms Race: Nature Communications Study Reveals Key Player in Plant Immunity ,
  • New publication from Zhang et al. entitled "TurboID-based proximity labeling reveals that UBR7 is a regulator of N… ,

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