Technology Topics

Engineered Translocation-based Underdominance Gene Drive

A recent paper by Buchman et al. in ACS Synthetic Biology details the development of an underdominance effect through engineered chromosomal translocations in Drosophila melanogaster. The principle of using underdominance as a mechanism for driving desirable genes into populations has […]

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 […]

Positions Available

Postdoc in Insect Engineering at the University of Minnesota

The Smanski Lab at the University of Minnesota is seeking a postdoctoral associate with a focus in Synthetic Biology and Insect Genome Engineering. We have two positions available, and the successful applicants will develop novel genetic biocontrol strategies. Specifically, our […]

Postdoctoral Fellow

Job description: The Vector Biochemical and Molecular Biology Section (Headed by Dr. Eric Calvo), Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID/NIH is seeking a talented Postdoctoral Fellow to join a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team of researchers focused in medical entomology. Our […]