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standard RNAi for Protection Against Aphids

Plant-mediated RNAi for aphid control could be a significant tool in the near future and Yu et al. review efforts to date to apply RNAi to aphids as part of an effort to see where we are and what challenges […]


standard Chromatin’s Impact on Editing

Chen et al (2016) report in Nucleic Acids Research results of a systematic analysis of chromatin conformation on various genome editing tools and observe effects that are not equally shared among the most popular systems. The authors focus on two […]


standard Gene Editing Spodoptera

Three papers recently described successful CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis in two species of Spodoptera.  Spodoptera litura and S. littoralis. Bi et al (2016) use Cas9 to create somatic mutations in S. litura in developmental gene abdominal-A, abd-A, and analyzed the resulting larvae […]

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standard IGTRCN’s 2016 Technical Course a Great Success!

The IGTRCN’s 2016 technical course: Insect Genetic Technologies: Theory and Practice from July 24-29 was a great success based on student feedback during and after the course. Twentyfour ‘students’ ranging from early-stage doctoral students to tenured professors worked hard on […]


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The IGTRCN’s 2016 Technical Course began on Sunday afternoon, July 24 with the arrival of 24 students from Brazil,  Denmark, United Kingdom and the United States to the University of Maryland College Park, Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research’s Insect […]


standard 2016 IGTRCN Technical Short Course – APPLY NOW!

2016 IGTRCN Technical Short Course on Insect Genetic Technologies: Theory and Practice July 24 – 29, 2016 The Insect Transformation Facility Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research University of Maryland College Park Applications by May 2, 2016  (24 seats available) […]

Positions Available

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7/25/16 The Scott lab in the Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to continue development of “male-only” transgenic spotted wing Drosophila strains for a genetic control program. The approach will be similar to that […]


standard 2 Faculty Positions at U.C. Davis

UC DAVIS FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS UC Davis is recruiting two faculty, one each in Entomology and Plant Pathology, to work on organisms related to disease biology. These hires are part of a number of recent and potential future hires in […]


standard Postdoctoral Positions in Tsetse Trypanosome Lab

Two Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Aksoy Lab Yale School of Public Health The Aksoy lab invites applications for two Postdoctoral positions available for immediate commencement. We study the tsetse fly (Glossina sp.) physiological, molecular and genetic mechanisms that underlie […]

standard Post-Doctoral Positions in Arthropod Genetics

Multiple post-doctoral positions are available in the laboratories of Dr. Zach Adelman and Dr. Kevin Myles in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. We seek highly qualified individuals to conduct laboratory studies on the […]

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Need for a Microbiologist KamTek, Inc. is in search of qualified candidates with a strong background in microbiology including the growth of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and have a strong background (or have received training) in molecular biology (i.e., […]


FlyFacility, Cambridge University.  A insect genetic technologies service provider and resource

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 […]

Service Providers

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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 […]