Technology Topics

Male Locusta migratoria migratorioides photographed in Katavi National Park, Tanzania

standard Orco Knockout Mutants of Locusta migratoria

‎  A recent report by Li et al. demonstrates that by using a state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, it is now possible to study the function of Orco in the locust, Locusta migratoria .  The gene odorant receptor co-receptor (Orco) encodes […]


standard Dominant Maternal Effects Caused by CRISPR/Cas9

Expressing Cas9 and guide RNAs from transgenes integrated into the genome of organisms typically leads to higher rates of mutagenesis of the target gene compared to when those components are provided transiently by microinjection, for example. Lin and Potter describe […]

Bombyx mori with eggs

standard Precise Bombyx mori Genome Editing

Takasu et al. test the efficiency of long dsDNA plasmids and short ssDNA oligonucleotides for precise genome editing in silkworms.  This study follows  their previous experiments aimed at inserting GFP into the genome of Bombyx mori using zinc finger nucleases; […]

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 […]


standard CAMTech Symposium and Lunch at ICE2016

Public-Private Partnerships for Development of Next-Generation Pest Management Methods Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM Convention Center – Room W314A The Center for Arthropod Management Technologies: Industry perspective Developing novel cell lines from selected pests Mechanisms of […]

Positions Available

standard Research Molecular Biologist (Post Doctoral Associate)

USDA-ARS GS-0401-11/11 Job Announcement # RA-17-002 The incumbent will be assigned to the Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit (IBBRU), located at the USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), Gainvesville, FL. The incumbent will conduct molecular […]

standard PhD: evolution of the extended insect immune system across social transitions

PhD position at the University of Liverpool. Please see below for full details and application information. ========== Evolutionary interactions between hosts, pathogens, and microbiomes across multiple origins of sociality in Hymenoptera Project Description Sociality produces conditions that are ideal […]


standard Postdoctoral Position: Conditional gene drives

The Scott lab, in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to develop conditional Cas9-gene drives in spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) and the New World screwworm (NWS). SWD […]


standard Two New Professorial Appointments: Vector Biology & Chemical Ecology

Keele’s Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology is making two new strategic appointments at professorial level ( These posts represents an exciting opportunity for individuals to continue to develop their world-leading research in a buoyant and expanding School of Life […]


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

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 […]