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This page lists a summary of recent news about and events at the UC Davis Genome Center.  To see a feed with all news stories, click here. You can also view or subscribe to a Google calendar that contains details of notable talks, seminars, workshops, and other events that happen here, or that happen elsewhere but are organized or co-sponsored by the Genome Center.

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Recent publication: Temporal changes in postprandial blood transcriptomes reveal subject-specific pattern of expression of innate immunity genes after a high-fat meal

September 18, 2019
A recent publication from Lemay et al. unexpectedly showed subject-specific differentially expressed genes in response to eating a fatty meal, as shown by a whole blood transcriptome analysis. Read the publication, the Science Daily article, or the ARS article. Read more...

Recent publications from the Genome Center

September 18, 2019
Genetic variation and temperature affects hybrid barriers during interspecific hybridization Bjerkan et al. 2019. The Plant Journal. This paper provides evidence that post-zygotic hybridization barriers can be affected by both genetic and abiotic factors. Read more. Switching on a nontraditional enzymatic base –deprotonation by serine in the ent-kaurene synthase by Bradyrhizobium japonicum Jia et al. 2019. ACS Catal. The ... Read more...

Brenna Henn recipient of NIH MIRA grant

September 13, 2019
Congratulations to Brenna Henn for receiving an NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) grant for Early Stage Investigators for $1.9 million. The project is entitled “Improving Inference of Genetic Architecture and Selection with African Genomes.” You can learn more about Henn’s research on her lab’s website. Read more...

Recent publication: scBFA: modeling detection patterns to mitigate technical noise in large-scale single-cell genomics data

September 11, 2019
A recent publication from Li and Quon describes a new detection method, called scBFA, to model both cell type identification and trajectory inference. Read the publication here. Read more...

Recent publication: The alternative reality of plant mitochondrial DNA: One ring does not rule them all

September 9, 2019
A new publication by Kozik et al. in PLOS Genetics has illustrated that the mitochondrial genome of lettuce is fluid and dynamic, with multiple sequence arrangements. The authors point out that the misconception of a circular mitochondrial genome in plants, which is often described in textbooks, can lead to the misinterpretation of evolutionary relationships, synteny, ... Read more...

Gerald Quon recipient of NSF CAREER grant

August 29, 2019
Gerald Quon of the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Genome Center has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant to develop next-generation computational tools to analyze single-cell genome data. Read more on the story here. Read more...

Recent publications from the Genome Center

August 29, 2019
scAlign: a tool for alignment, integration, and rare cell identification from scRNA-seq data Johansen and Quon. 2019. Genome Biology, 20: 166 The authors present scAlign, a deep learning-based method for single cell RNA sequencing. Read more Precision nomenclature for the new genomics Lewin et al. 2019. Giga Science, 8(8) Lewin et al. offer distinct terms for modern-day nomenclature—C-scaffold and scaffotype—to allow scientists ... Read more...

Recently published: How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying: A Satirical Look at Cutting-Edge Science by Paul and Julie Knoepfler

August 22, 2019
In their new book entitled How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying: A Satirical Look at Cutting-Edge Science, Paul Knoepfler and his daughter Julie Knoepfler explore how one might use modern-day technologies, such as CRISPR gene editing and bioengineering, to build a dragon. Read more about the book on Nature or the LA Times. You ... Read more...

Job posting: CRISPR/CAS9 Gene Editing Postdoctoral Position

August 13, 2019
Location: UC Davis Genome Center, Davis, CA Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. David J. Segal in the UC Davis Genome Center. The successful postdoctoral applicant will work on a project that investigates the use of genetic and epigenetic editing in the treatment of neurologic disease. The position’s primary focus ... Read more...

Job posting: Junior Specialist at UC Davis Genome Center

August 12, 2019
The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position. Working for Dr. David Segal, this position will be involved in the Angelman syndrome research project, which focuses on developing therapeutics based on gene and epigenome editing tools to treat Angelman syndrome and related neurologic disorders. Candidates ... Read more...


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