Technology Topics

Synthetic Interspecies-like Incompatibility

Engineered synthetic species-like barriers were recently described by Maselko et al (2017) in Nature Communications and the work has interesting implications for genetic control strategies and gene drive containment. There is an ever-increasing interest in manipulating natural populations using genetic […]

Driving Transgenes with Disassortative Mating

Pike et al. (2017) in a recent publication in Science describe a novel approach to rapidly increasing transgene frequencies in mosquito populations (‘gene drive’) for the purposes of reducing or eliminating Plasmodium transmission. There is increasing attention within the insect […]

Network Announcements

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

Full-Time Laboratory Technician in Insect Physiology/Genetics

The Teets Lab at University of Kentucky ( is seeking a full-time laboratory technician to oversee lab operations. Responsibilities include fly rearing, setting up experiments, data collection, and general laboratory maintenance. The technician will also have the opportunity to work […]

Graduate Student Assistantship in Insect Biotechnology

The Teets Lab at the University of Kentucky ( is seeking a PhD student to conduct research on ecological risks associated with genetically modified insects. Specifically, we are interested in the extent to which genetic background, environmental variability, and evolutionary […]

Senior and Junior Molecular Biologist Positions

Experience the excitement of the start-up culture: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is seeking qualified molecular biologists for a new laboratory in Lansing, Michigan, dedicated to production of spider silk proteins using Bombyx mori as bioreactors. Experience with molecular biology methods essential; […]


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 […]