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2022 Genome Center Halloween Symposium

 2022 Genome Center Halloween Symposium

The UC Davis Genome Center DEI Committee will be hosting the 2022 Genome Center Halloween Symposium on Oct 31, 2022, from 9 am to 2 pm. The keynote speaker, Dr. Luis Carvajal-Carmona, will present "The need to diversify DNA databases and precision medicine tools: implications for advancing health equity."


Register to attend here:


David Coil: New Public Health Coordinator For Student Health Center Public Health Unit

The new Public Health Unit at the Student Health Center on campus was recently formed out of the activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health Unit will focus on patient care, prevention, and campus responses to public health concerns. David Coil, previously a project scientist at the Genome Center,  will be the new public health coordinator. Congratulations, David!

Read the full press announcement here.

2022 David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture In Biophysics and Computational Biology

The 2022 David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture in Biophysics and Computational Biology will feature Professor Jack W. Szostak. 


Professor Jack W. Szostak

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago,

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


"The Origin of Cellular Life"


Congratulations to Nicole Halmai on a Presentation Award from the 16th Spotlight on Early Cancer Investigators

Nicole Halmai, a postdoctoral scholar in Luis Carvajal Carmona's lab, recently received a presentation award from this year's UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's 2022 Spotlight on Early Cancer Investigators - A Cancer Research Mini-Symposium. Halmai's talk was titled "Establishing and Characterizing Patient-derived Models from Racial/Ethnic Minority Gastric Cancer Patients to Advance Cancer Precision Health Equity."

Biodiversity Genomics 2022 Conference: October 3-7

Register now for the free conference Biodiversity Genomics 2022: Sequencing Genomes All Around The World, which will be held online from October 3-7. The deadline for submitting abstracts is July 31, 2022.

The Biodiversity Genomics conference is hosted by the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all of the eukaryotic organisms on Earth in 10 years. 

Click here to register to attend.

UC Davis COVID-19 Testing Open In New Location

UC Davis' COVID-19 testing center is now open in the Human Resources Administration Building on Blue Ridge Road. Testing is opening on Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. COVID testing on campus is currently voluntary and is only available to students and employees. Appointments are required and can be made online at Health-e-Messaging. Those testing positive are still required to notify the university and isolate following public health guidelines. 

Pam Ronald Featured on 'Face to Face' with Chancellor May

Pam Ronald, of the Genome Center and College of Biological Sciences, was recently featured on 'Face to Face' with Chancellor May. They discussed Ronald's 30-year career in plant pathology and her recent awards, including the Wolf Prize. Watch the full interview below.

Carvajal-Carmona To Present At ADVANCE Award Symposium

Dr. Luis Carvajal-Carmona will be among the presenters featured during the 2022 ADVANCE Award Symposium tomorrow Saturday, May 21, 2022. The symposium begins at 9 am with a breakfast and registration, with featured presentations at 9 am by Diane M. Beckles, 11 am by Chen-Nee Chuah, and 2:15 pm by Luis Carvajal-Carmona. 

Learn more about the symposium and register here.

Genome Center DEI Task Force Report 1

The Genome Center’s DEI Task Force held its first meeting on October 20, 2021, and has since met nine times. The Genome Center’s DEI Task Force aims to monitor and improve the climate at the Genome Center, promote a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community, and diminish the barriers to equity in the center. The task force will promote historically under-represented populations.

The DEI Task Force has accomplished one main task: created and released a questionnaire to gauge the current diversity of members and overall climate at the Genome Center.