Technology Topics

Containing Genetically Modified Insects

Four recently published papers on containment issues concerning genetically modified insects. 1. Recommendations for Laboratory Containment and Management of Gene Drive Systems in Arthropods.  Benedict Mark Q., Burt Austin, Capurro Margareth L., De Barro Paul, Handler Alfred M., Hayes Keith […]

Recreating tra-2 Alleles in D. suzukii

Li and Handler (2017) have recently reported using CRISPR/Cas9 to make a temperature-sensitive transformer-2 (tra-2) allele in the pest species Drosophila suzukii by mutating the nucleotides orthologous to the Drosophila melanogaster tra-2ts2 allele. This study demonstrates an important proof of […]

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 […]

Technology Topics Blog Manager Position- 1 year term

The IGTRCN is seeking someone to manage Technology Topics – a weekly blog providing subscribers with information about the latest publications related to insect genetic technologies that is communicated to them via an e-newsletter.  The blog is intended to be […]

Positions Available

Post-doctoral position in insect symbiont-mediated RNAi

A post-doctoral Research Assistant position is available to conduct research in symbiont-mediated RNA interference (SMR) at Swansea University Medical School’s Institute of Life Science in the UK. The project is funded by the BBSRC and is aimed at optimising a […]

Postdoctoral position in Insect-microbe-interactions

Dear Colleagues, Please share with those that may be interested (PDF announcement attached). Thanks! ——————————————————————————————————— Postdoctoral position in Insect-Microbe-Interactions We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work on insect-microbe interactions. The position is in the laboratory […]

Malaria Parasites and their Anopheline Vectors

Post-doctoral Position National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, MD Position Description: A post-doctoral position is available in the Malaria Immunology Section of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of […]


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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]