Technology Topics

Genome Editing without Double-Stranded DNA Breaks

Komor et al. reviewed two strategies for genome editing that do not rely on the Double Strand Breaks (DSB) in a recent issue ACS Chemical Biology. The authors specifically address oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis and base pairing. Possibly the most harmful type […]

NLS-Fusions to Cas9 Can Improve Editing

In a recent study using zebrafish published in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, Hu et al. (2018) conducted a comprehensive analysis of gene editing efficiency between Cas9 proteins and Cas9 mRNA, each fused with a nuclear-localization signal (NLS) in a different […]

Network Announcements

IGTRCN 2018 Technical Workshop – July 22-27

2018 IGTRCN Technical Short Course on Insect Genetic Technologies: Theory and Practice July 22 – 27, 2018 The Insect Transformation Facility Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research University of Maryland College Park Applications by April 2, 2018 (24 seats available) […]

2017 IGTRCN Technical Workshop A Great Success

The IGTRCN’s technical workshop was held from July 23 – 28 and was a great success.  There were twentyfour ‘students’ ranging from Associate Professors to early stage graduate students all with a common interest in getting a firm grip on […]

Positions Available

Postdoctoral Associate in Insect Biotechnology

The Teets Lab at University of Kentucky is seeking a postdoctoral associate with a focus in insect physiology and biotechnology. The successful applicant will conduct research on ecological risks associated with the release of genetically modified insects. Specifically, our lab […]

Postdoctoral Position in Entomology – UC Riverside

Postdoctoral Position in Entomology University of California, Riverside We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the piRNA pathway of the mosquito Aedes aegypti. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Atkinson in the Department of […]