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

Genome Center graduate student to give (live streamed) talk at Mozilla

September 11, 2014

Chris Beitel

Chris Beitel, a graduate student in the lab of Jonathan Eisen, is giving a talk today at the Mozilla Foundation in San Francisco. His talk title is The science of teaching scientists scientific software development for science and data science and the full abstract ... Read more...

Genome Center is looking to recruit a Bioinformatics Core Manager

August 27, 2014

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.

For or more details please see the all details of this ... Read more...

DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores news update

August 25, 2014

New RNA-Seq Pilot Grants

Illumina will be announcing four RNA-Seq Pilot Grants at the Illumina Sequencing Symposium (Thursday, August 28th).  Each grant will include RNA-seq library preparations and one lane of HiSeq sequencing.  Please find the application form online.  The symposium will feature talks by UC Davis and external scientists that highlight recent advances in high-throughput sequencing technology and ... Read more...

Video: A message from the Director of the Genome Center

August 12, 2014

To coincide with the redesign of the Genome Center website, here is a welcome message from the Director of the Genome Center, Richard Michelmore.


The Bioinformatics Core has announced the 2015 Pilot Grant Program

August 5, 2014

Bioinformatics Core (center aligned)

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…


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