“Studying the building blocks of life allows us to serve the health of our species and our planet.”David Haussler
Leading the genomic frontier collaboratively, openly, and ethically
We thrive on being audacious and asking the hard questions.
What if doctors could
employ more intelligent
diagnostics and cure
people more quickly?
What if understanding the genetic
underpinnings of biodiversity
helped conserve species?
The UC Santa Cruz
Genomics Institute is
empowering scientists all
over the world to answer
these questions and more.
Our goals • We provide the organizing framework, focus, and leadership for the next great leap in the science of genomics. To carry out our goals, we will:
Accelerate the power of the global research community to solve today’s intractable health problems
Lead the national and international effort to break down institutional silos where genomic information is now isolated
Enable the secure access and analysis of genomic data on a global open-source federated network
Tackle head-on the most fundamental societal questions evoked by the advent of genomics technology
As always, all that we learn and create we will openly share with the world. We are a public institution dedicated to creating a healthier world and a healthier society.
Co-founding the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health is just the latest milestone in a long history of UCSC leadership in the field of genomics.
Research conducted by UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute researchers has resulted in new companies. A sampling of our most recent spin-offs:
Genomic sequencing analysis algorithms
Analyze, visualize, interrogate, and manage biological data
Multiplex cancer biomarker detection
Two Pore Guys
Solid state nanopore technologies for genome sequencing and medical diagnostics
An in vitro proximity ligation approach that simplifies genomic discovery by integrating the highest quality long- range genomic information with next-generation sequencing output.