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.

Seminar April 28th, Wendy Robinson, UBC Dept. of Medical Genetics

April 19, 2017

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UC-Davis, Dovetail Genomics Approach Chromosome-Scale Assemblies for AgBio With Lettuce Genome

April 18, 2017

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers are tantalizingly close to achieving chromosome-scale genome assemblies for crop plants, thanks to recent work by researchers from the University of California, Davis, BGI, and Dovetail Genomics.

By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes could help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding ... Read more...

2017 David L. Weaver Lecture: Monday April 3rd, 3pm, GBSF 1005

March 8, 2017

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The David L. Weaver Endowed Lecture Series in Biophysics and Computational Biology is dedicated to the memory of David L. Weaver, a prominent biophysics researcher and professor at Tufts University.

About Dr. Weaver

Dr. Weaver made significant contributions to the understanding of protein folding. He was impressed with ... Read more...

GC proud sponsor of Dahshu 2017

February 8, 2017

Dahshu, a nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting research and education in data science, is hosting its inaugural scientific symposium in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area February 20-22nd, 2017.

The theme for this coming year’s conference is “Data Science and Computational Precision Health.” It will be an international forum that includes keynote speeches, invited ... Read more...

In memoriam: Sharon Gray 1985-2016

October 10, 2016

Sharon Gray was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar in my lab at UC Davis for the past 3 years. We had just started a project where we were co-investigators in a project with the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) as principal investigator and which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Our ... Read more...

  • RT : How would do you domesticate a wild plant now into a crop plant in instant? Well through gene editing of course!… ,
  • “The berries developed [at UC Davis] generate roughly half of California’s $2 billion-a-year strawberry crop”… ,
  • RT : Normally I think I'm intense, but DJ Segal just traveled to China to give a talk, and ran a marathon on the Great Wall.. 😮,
  • Friday Seminar: 'Rethinking the roles of antimicrobial peptides in immune activation and autoimmunity.' Gerald Wong… ,

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