Scripps Genome Center  

Welcome to the Scripps Genome Center

The Scripps Genome Center, part of the Marine Biology Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is working to integrate the rapidly expanding world of marine genomics into mainstream marine biology research. We provide guidance, resources and access to cutting-edge bioinformatics tools.

Our mission is to execute the computation and expert analysis required to interpret each microbial genome in its environmental, ecological and evolutionary context. We strive to achieve a sound and complete interpretation of every genome. Our central aim is to create partnerships between computational and experimental biologists. We are helping marine biologists ask questions at a scale unavailable before.

Current projects in the laboratory include the automated annotation of eukaryotic and microbial genome sequence data, multi-genome comparison, environmental sequence comparison, and prediction of horizontal gene transfer.

University of California, San Diego