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?
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.
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...
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
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The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified
candidates for an Assistant/Associate Specialist position. The rank and step of this appointment
will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
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.
The 2019 Lecture: Professor Carol W. Greider — ‘Telomeres and Telomerase: From Fundamental Mechanisms to Disease’