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standard A Beetle Breaks Boundaries

A collaboration of six German research groups has recently published their joint effort of a large-scale RNAi screen in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Within the iBeetle project, scientists from the Universities of Göttingen, Erlangen and Cologne describe the […]


standard G0 Mosaic Analysis Using TALENS

Daimon et al. have just published a paper in which they create and analyze a number of TALEN-knockout mutants that were JH-deficient or JH signaling-deficient. While the biological findings reported in this paper are extremely interesting it is some of […]


standard Hemocyte-Specific Promoters

In a recent publication, Zhang et al. investigate the promoters of four genes for their potential hemocyte-specific activity in Bombyx mori. Their investigations have resulted tools and resources for those in the silk worm community that are interested in hemocyte […]


standard Computer-Assisted Transgenesis

Gilleland et al. (2015) have just published a paper in GENETICS in which they describe CAMI – a Computer Assisted Micro-Injection platform that they created to streamline the production of transgenic C. elegans.  The reasons for creating such a system […]

Network Announcements


standard 5th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress

“The Fifth International Participated Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress” Ankara, Turkey   September 9-11, 2015. Entomopathogens form an interesting area of research in pest management as being one of the most important tools of environmetally-friendly, applicable and effective pest management strategies […]

Positions Available


standard CRISPR Beetles!

If you enjoy the challenge of developing CRISPR as a new technology for the control of stored product beetles, I need you! ARS Postdoc open immediately in my laboratory: Questions? Email me: Thanks, Brenda Oppert

standard PostDoctoral Position: Insect Symbiosis/Microbial Ecology

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION: Insect symbiosis/Microbial ecology A multidisciplinary research team working on “Multi- and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understand Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Insect Pests and Design Landscapes for Sustainable Pest Management in Tropical Agricultural Systems” is seeking for an independent, self-motivated post-doc. […]


standard Post-doc position in Mosquito Immunity

The Smith Lab in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University is recruiting a talented individual to investigate how the innate immune response limits malaria parasites in the mosquito host. Recent work has demonstrated that mosquito blood cells (or […]


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 […]