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 at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position.
Working for Professor Luca Comai, this position will be a part of a multi-national team aimed at developing novel and effective genetic approaches for tomorrow agriculture in developing Africa. Work at UC Davis uses the model ... Read more...
Genome Center Faculty Siobhan Brady and Pablo Ross have both been named UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows for 2017-18. The ‘Chancellor’s Fellow’ designation is one of the highest and most prestigious faculty honors at UC Davis, recognizing rising stars who excel as researchers, teachers, and campus citizens, whose scholarly work already places them at the top ... Read more...
- UC Davis postdoc sees promise in scientist at Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research
- Gray dies ... Read more...October 25, 2017
Oliver Fiehn, a professor of biochemistry and Director of the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center, was recently interviewd by theanalyticalscientist.com in a feature titled ‘Opening Doors With Omics’. When asked about his inital interest in metabolomics, he had this to say…Read more...October 25, 2017
The UC Davis College of Biological Sciences has named Oliver Fiehn, professor of molecular and cellular biology, to the Paul K. and Ruth R. Stumpf Professorship in Plant Biochemistry.
An internationally recognized scholar, Fiehn has more than 220 publications to his name. He has driven significant developments in the field of metabolomics, the study of small ... Read more...