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 molecules 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?
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.
Luis Carvajal-Carmona receives award to investigate ethnic differences in diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer
Study seeks to improve cancer survival for Latinos, Asians and Blacks
UC Davis leads University of California precision medicine effort to address vast cancer health disparities
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $6.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities for a 5-year study ... Read more...
Assistant Professor Megan Dennis has been awarded $1.5M as part of the National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. More information about the award may be found here.
The Dennis Lab website has this to say about their research:
‘By employing DNA sequencing methods with classic molecular and ... Read more...
The Michelmore lab is recruiting for two positions, a Greenhouse Manager and an Editor, which are open on the UC Davis HR website, https://hr.ucdavis.edu/careers/job-search .
- Staff Research Associate II Greenhouse Manager, #03022416 with a closing date of October 12. The Greenhouse Manager will be responsible for maintaining a high quality greenhouse ... Read more...September 27, 2018
Three courses are offered in 2019.
See below for details!
(a) one week course ‘data processing and statistics’, 01/2019
(b) three day course ‘best practice in MS-based metabolomics’, 05/2019
(c) two weeks course ‘international summer sessions in metabolomics’, 08/2019
Hands-on LC-MS Data processing and Statistics 2019
When: January 14-18, 2019
Where: UC Davis Conference Center
This course will feature ... Read more...