Welcome to the Genome Center

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?

News highlights

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.

Bioinformatics Core announce their training courses for 2015

January 19, 2015

Bioinformatics Core (center aligned)

The Genome Center’s Bioinformatics Core facility has recently announced three training courses for 2015. Click on the links below for more details about the content of each course and for information on how to register:

Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on February 2, 2015
West Coast Metabolomics Center Course: Hands-on LC-MS Data processing and Statistics
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: February 7, 2015 - 12:00 am
Description: This course will feature hands-on training with real-world metabolomics data covering LC/MS compound identification, data processing, statistical analysis, network mapping and data interpretation. The WCMC will provide laptops for all participants and utilize open source software where possible.

Registration: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=13398