Established in 2003 the UC Davis Genome Center uses state-of-art-technologies to understand how the heritable genetic information of diverse organisms function 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 chemicals 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?
The Genome Center invites applications for the position of Bioinformatics Core Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Bioinformatics Service Core. This includes but is not limited to management of staff and computational infrastructure and budgetary aspects of the core.
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New RNA-Seq Pilot Grants
To coincide with the redesign of the Genome Center website, here is a welcome message from the Director of the Genome Center, Richard Michelmore.Read more...
The Genome Center’s Bioinformatics Core have now announced details of their 2015 Pilot Grant Program. From their news release:
The Pilot Grants are intended to show the feasibility of novel experiments or provide preliminary data for further grant applications…
Assistant Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona has received a grant of $50,000 from the No Stomach for Cancer charity to conduct research into the causes of familial stomach cancer through DNA sequencing. Luis had this to say about receiving this award:
We are very happy to have secured this funding. It will allow us…