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?
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.
Latest Generation Illumina HiSeq 3000 Sequencer now available
Every year, the Genome Center remembers the life and scientific achievements of David L. Weaver by hosting an Endowed Lecture in his honor. This series of lectures has seen many distinguished scientists come to Davis to present highly-regarded talks concerning their work.
This year’s lecture will be given by Professor Stephen Quake ... Read more...
A new commentary article in this week’s edition of Nature includes some quotes from Ian Korf, Associate Director of Bioinformatics at the Genome Center who also serves as the Interim Director of the UC Davis Bioinformatics Core. The article discusses the issues relating to providing bioinformatics training and the need for good career paths for ... Read more...
The latest episode of the People Behind the Science podcast features the Genome Center’s Pam Ronald. The podcast host, Dr. Marie McNeely, speaks to Pam about her work, her role models, and her life outside of science. You can listen to the ... Read more...
For over three decades, TED conferences have brought together some of the most thoughtful and ... Read more...