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.
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:
- March 23-26: RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq Analysis with ... Read more...December 30, 2014
Various members of the Genome Center are co-authors on a new Nature paper that describes a protein-DNA network between Arabidopsis thaliana transcription factors and secondary cell wall metabolic genes:
The lead author on this paper ... Read more...December 29, 2014
The Genome Center’s Professor Jonathan Eisen was one of several scientists and science writers interviewed by Barbara Bogaev on the KCRW news show To The Point. Jonathan, along with Ed Yong, Jack Gilbert, and Margaret McFall-Ngai, discuss the importance of the micro biome ... Read more...November 24, 2014
Professor Jonathan Eisen, along with scientists Rob Knight and Jessica Green, were interviewed by Brooke Borel for the TED ideas blog:
Jonathan, who studies the ecology and evolution of microbial communities, ... Read more...
Genome Center scientists sequence genomes of 59 salt-loving organisms to help our understanding of osmoadaptationNovember 13, 2014
Erin A. Becker, ... Read more...