Unraveling Evolutionary Patterns

We are using genomics to uncover clues about species extinction, to learn how to save vulnerable populations and to see what this teaches us about our future on earth.

Identifying the Underpinnings of Disease

Diseases like cancer have a unique genetic signature that can be digitized, deconstructed and compared with healthy biology. It’s a clinical problem with a computer science solution.

Uniting Global Communities

We have led the effort to define genomics data-sharing standards by co-founding the GA4GH, with more than 450 organizational members from more than 40 countries

Platforms for Life-Saving Treatments

We can match individual tumor RNA with tumors in the largest public cancer genome database in the world — uncovering potential treatment options for patients with “incurable” cancer.

UCSC’s Genomics Institute settles into new Delaware Avenue headquarters

The move to 2300 Delaware Ave. coincides with the formal establishment of the Genomics Institute as an Organized Research Unit at UC Santa Cruz

Welcome to the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

BRCA Exchange: Data Sharing for the Benefit of Science and Medicine

DNA Testing 2.0: The Near Future of Population Genomics

Biotech blooms on Santa Cruz’s westside

The Genomics Institute, based out of the Baskin School of Engineering, recently moved from its campus offices to the Westside Research Park at 2300 Delaware Ave. (Photo by Steve Kurtz) The Westside Research Park, the new name for buildings at 2300 Delaware Ave., is...

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UCSC research new crime fighting tech, help crack major case

Josh Kapp, UC Santa Cruz PhD student Remarkable research happening on the central coast to fight crime. A lab at UC Santa Cruz is able to get DNA from root-less hair, and the technology has already been used to crack a major case Alani Letang | KSBW | September18,...

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Telomere-to-telomere assembly of a complete human X chromosome

Karen H Miga, Sergey Koren, Arang Rhie, Mitchell R Vollger, Ariel Gershman, Andrey Bzikadze, Shelise Brooks, Edmund Howe, David Porubsky, Glennis A Logsdon, Valerie A Schneider, Tamara Potapova, Jonathan Wood, William Chow, Joel Armstrong, Jeanne Fredrickson, Evgenia...

Understanding and promoting diversity in all of its forms


Thursday, September 26, 2019 
Engineering Building 2 – 599
11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.

“The Genomics Institute has been coming up with approaches to treating pediatric cancer that have never been tried before.”

– John “Bud” and Rebecca Colligan, who established the Colligan Presidential Chair