Technology Topics


standard Cas9-Mediated Gene-Drive In Mosquitoes

Gantz and Bier who demonstrated the fundamental principles of a Cas9-based gene drive system using Drosophila melanogaster in a publication earlier this year have recreated that system in the mosquito Anopheles stephensi with the help of collaborators.  Gantz et al. […]

Lucilia cuprina

standard Transgenic blow flies for SIT

Yan and Scott have constructed transgenic Lucilia cuprina, Australian sheep blowfly, resulting in conditional lethality of female embryos and their results are reported in Scientific Reports. With an interest in enabling the development of efficient systems for producing male blowflies […]

Bombyx mori

standard Multi-transgene Expression

Wang et al (2015) in a recent Scientific Report report their use of a 2A self-cleaving peptide to express multiple proteins from a single transcription unit in Bombyx mori. Multiple-gene expression systems add a dimension to transgenic studies and give […]

Gryllus bimaculatus3

standard Dopamine receptor knock-outs in crickets

Awata et al. (2015) have used Cas9 to knock-out Dop1 in Gryllus bimaculatus to assess the role of dopamine neurons in mediating reward and punishment. Functional genomics technologies like transposons and first and second generation gene-editing technologies have been available […]

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 […]

Positions Available


standard Postdoc position in Moran lab, UT Austin

Topic: Genomics of host microbe interactions, with focus on the honey bee gut. Although the broad outlines of the work are defined by the funding, quite a lot of independence is possible, and encouraged. Pay according to NIH salary schedule, […]


A postdoctoral research associate position is available to conduct industry-supported research in the laboratory of Dr. Bryony C. Bonning in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University. The project deals with modification of toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis for […]


standard Postdoctoral Position in Gene Editing and Mosquito Biology

A position is available immediately at Cornell University. For more information, please contact Laura C. Harrington, or Mariana F. Wolfner RESPONSIBILITIES: The main responsibilities of the position involve molecular, proteomic and functional analysis of mosquito (Ae. aegypti) seminal […]


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 […]