Technology Topics

standard Gene silencing in Sarcoptes scabiei

“Gene silencing by RNA interference in Sarcoptes scabiei: a molecular tool to identify novel therapeutic targets” is an original research publication in Parasites & Vectors. In this paper, Fernando and colleagues have reported some results that may potentially facilitate future […]

standard Unintended CRISPR/Cas9 Mutagenesis

In a short correspondence to Nature Methods Schaefer et al. (2017) have reported some results that are echoing around the gene editing community and insect gene editors should be aware of their findings. Off-target effects and second-site mutations have been […]

Network Announcements

standard New i5K Webinar Series!

i5k is hosting a new webinar series with presentations by representatives from genomic technology companies, databases and research groups.   Webinars will be 1 hour long, but presentations will be kept short enough to allow plenty of time for participants […]

Positions Available


In support of a large multi-investigator DARPA-funded initiative to develop vectored plant viruses that could edit plant genomes, four postdoctoral positions are available at North Carolina State University. 1) Transgenesis. Transgenic strains of plant vectors carrying conditional lethal genes. The […]

standard Post Doc at VA Tech

A Postdoctoral Associate position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Zhijian (Jake) Tu in the Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech in the broad area of mosquito molecular genetics and biochemistry. The successful candidate will use gene editing […]

standard Laboratory Scientist/Manager

A position for Laboratory Scientist/Manager is available from July 2017 in the lab of Dr. Adam CN Wong at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department. The position is ideal for recent graduates interested in gaining hand-on experience to […]

standard Fully funded MRC CASE studentship available in UK

Rapid, automated insecticide resistance detection in mosquito larvae The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and CeBioscience Ltd (University College London) are pleased to announce an MRC CASE Studentship beginning in the academic year 2017-18. This studentship is an excellent […]

standard Post-doctoral position in genome editing in lepidoptera

A postdoctoral position in genome editing in lepidoptera is available immediately in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Expertise and experience in molecular biological techniques is required. Experience in insect rearing and/or genetic manipulation of insects […]


standard Fly Facility, University of Cambridge, UK

Insect Genetic Technologies Service Provider – Drosophila – Non-commercial Fly Facility, University of Cambridge, UK – Our Drosophila microinjection service is available to fly researchers throughout the European Union. We can inject flies (including non-melanogaster Drosophila species) for P-element/piggyback […]

standard Insect Genetic Technologies Service Providers

Insect Genetic Technology Service Providers If you would like to add to this list use the “Make a Submission” button and select “Knowledgebase” For insects other than Drosophila melanogaster Non-Commercial The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Insect Transformation Facility, University […]

standard CRISPR/Cas Web Resources

Web Resources for design and planning of CRISPR/Cas9 studies from Bassett and Liu (2014) CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome Editing in Drosophila. J. Genetics and Genomics 41, 7-19 doi.10.1016/ Name Link Brief description Reference Drosophila CRISPR web resources OxfCRISPR (Liu Lab) […]

standard CRISPR In Drosophila

Comparison of CRISPR genome engineering studies in Drosophila from Bassett and Liu (2014) CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome Editing in Drosophila. J. Genetics and Genomics 41, 7-19 doi.10.1016/ Reference Gratz et al., 2013 Bassett et al., 2013 Yu et al., 2013 Kondo and Ueda, 2013 […]