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Congratulations to Pamela Ronald for being named GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Laureate

October 21, 2020

Pamela Ronald, distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, and with the UC Davis Genome Center, has been named a 2020 World Agriculture Prize laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences, or GCHERA. She becomes the first woman whose work is recognized by the award.

Recent Publications: August 2020

September 17, 2020
Phytopathogen Effectors Use Multiple Mechanisms to Manipulate Plant Autophagy

A recent publication in Cell Host & Microbe by Lal et al. investigated the molecular mechanisms by which plant pathogens manipulate autophagy to increase pathogenicity. The authors found that Pseudomonas syringae HrpZ1, HopF3, and AvrPtoB alter autophagy to enhance infection.

Congratulations to Ilias Tagkopoulos for Being Awarded a Grant to Establish a New Food Systems Institute

September 02, 2020

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish an institute focused on enabling the next-generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence, or AI, technologies. The award is part of a larger investment announced today (Aug. 26) by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, in partnership with several federal agencies — distributing a total of $140 million to fund seven complementary AI research institutes across the nation.

Recent Publications: July 2020

July 29, 2020
Publications from the Genome Center's faculty and staff from July 2020.

Recent Publications: June 2020

July 06, 2020
Publications from Genome Center faculty and staff from June 2020.