Technology Topics


standard Reverse Genetic Screening Using CRISPR

Shah et al (2015) just published a paper in Nature Methods on their efforts to use CRISPR/Cas9 as a rapid reverse genetic screening tool. Although they are working with zebrafish, this is a system that has enough similarities to insects […]

Electroporation Theory

standard Electroporating the CRISPR/Cas9 System

Qin et al. (2015) describe their successful efforts to use electroporation technology to introduce CRISPR/Cas9 system components into mouse embryos and while not exactly insect biology their motivations for pursuing this approach are shared by many insect biologists with an interest […]


standard New Tick Tools

Tuckow and Temeyer (2015) describe their isolation and evaluation of two promoters from the tick Rhipicephalus (Boophlus) microplus and their use of those promoters in a dual luciferase reporter system that enabled them to test the efficacy of dsRNAi constructs […]

Network Announcements

standard Deadline briefly extended for 2015 IGTRCN Short course!

Please complete those applications soon! 2015 IGTRCN Short Course on Insect Genetic Technologies: Theory and Practice       The Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network is offering a short course on the theory and practice of insect genetic technologies […]


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 New England Biolabs position

Research Scientist I – DNA Enzyme Division – Full Time – Job Code 1032AG   The DNA Enzymes Division of New England Biolabs invites applicants for the position of Research Scientist I.  The successful applicant will work within a dynamic […]


standard Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position Available

Dr. Donald Jarvis is seeking a motivated individual to serve as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in a new biotechnology company, GlycoBac, LLC (, which was created to refine and commercialize glycoengineered baculovirus-insect cell platforms developed in his academic lab at […]

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Mobile Laboratory Instructor Position at MdBio Foundation MdBio Foundation is looking to an enthusiastic individual to teach and manage laboratory activities for Maryland high school students on our mobile laboratory, MdBioLab.  Vacancy is immediate. Above all, we are looking for […]


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 […]