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.

Fall Bioinformatics Seminars and Workshops

October 16, 2017

For more information, and to register, go to https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/

 

So you want to do a Single Cell RNA-Seq Experiment

When:  Monday, November 6, 2017 1pm – 3pm

Where:  GBSF Auditorium

 

This FREE workshop is intended for those who are interested in and ... Read more...

Position Available: Junior Specialist (plant tissue culture), Comai Lab

September 27, 2017

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position.

Working for Professor Luca Comai, this position will participate in the development of functional genomics tools for mint via the development of tissue culture protocols for a variety of Mentha ... Read more...

Position Available: Junior Specialist (Animal Biologist), David Segal Lab

September 25, 2017

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position.

 

Working for Dr. David Segal, this position will be involved in the Angelman syndrome research project, which focuses on developing therapeutics based on gene and epigenome editing tools to treat ... Read more...

Position Available: Junior Specialist (Molecular Biologist), David Segal Lab

September 25, 2017

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position.

Working for Dr. David Segal, this position will be involved in the Angelman syndrome research project, which focuses on developing therapeutics based on gene and epigenome editing tools to treat Angelman syndrome and related neurologic ... Read more...

Brave New Medicine: How an Enzyme Created with Synthetic DNA May Enable the First Treatment for Celiac Disease

September 25, 2017

The way Justin Siegel describes it, ordering synthetic DNA online is almost as easy as ordering a pair of shoes from Zappos. “You just type it in — or if the protein has been sequenced at one point, we can copy and paste — order it, and it shows up five days later.”

Siegel is an ... Read more...

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