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standard TALEN/CRISPR Mutagenesis in Aedes aegypti

In a new paper in PNAS,  Basu, et. al, (2015)  induce site-specific gene insertion using both the TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9 systems in Aedes aegypti, utilizing methods that streamline the process for maximum efficiency. Modifying the genomes of mosquito vectors using […]


standard Plastid Mediated RNAi: A Novel Insecticidal Tool

Recently, Zhang et al demonstrated a robust and promising way of controlling the devastating solanaceous crops insect pest, Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata; CPB), using a modified strategy for delivering plant mediated RNAi. Increasing insect herbivores’ resistance to plant defense mechanisms […]


standard CRISPR-Cas9 mediated “Mutagenic Chain Reaction”

A recent paper in Science by Gantz and Bier (2015) investigated the potential of utilizing the CRISPR-Cas9 system as, essentially, a programmable homing endonuclease to generate homozygous loss-of-function (LOF) mutants. Advances in genome editing have allowed for the directed generation of […]

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 […]


standard Lady Beetle Pigmentation Mutants Available

I have selected a stable strain of pigmentation defective lady beetles, species Coleomegilla maculata. They are missing the red pigment in both cuticle and eyes. These insects are available for research purposes. Please contact me for information.     Authors […]

Positions Available


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 […]

standard Mobile Laboratory Instructor

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 […]


standard Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Molecular, proteomic and functional analysis of Ae. aegypti seminal fluid proteins. These efforts include cloning, transient knockdown of genes of interest and functional studies. In addition to carrying out research central to this NIH project, and obtaining publishable […]


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 […]