Technology Topics

standard Unintended CRISPR/Cas9 Mutagenesis

In a short correspondence to Nature Methods Schaefer et al. (2017) have reported some results that are echoing around the gene editing community and insect gene editors should be aware of their findings. Off-target effects and second-site mutations have been […]

standard Should we use gene drive for pest control

“Agricultural pest control with CRISP-based gene drive: time for public debate ” is a short opinion piece in EMBO Reports by Courtier-Orgogozo et al.  that makes a case for increased public discussions regarding the regulation and use of so-called ‘gene […]

Network Announcements

standard New i5K Webinar Series!

i5k is hosting a new webinar series with presentations by representatives from genomic technology companies, databases and research groups.   Webinars will be 1 hour long, but presentations will be kept short enough to allow plenty of time for participants […]

Positions Available

standard Fully funded MRC CASE studentship available in UK

Rapid, automated insecticide resistance detection in mosquito larvae The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and CeBioscience Ltd (University College London) are pleased to announce an MRC CASE Studentship beginning in the academic year 2017-18. This studentship is an excellent […]

standard Post-doctoral position in genome editing in lepidoptera

A postdoctoral position in genome editing in lepidoptera is available immediately in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Expertise and experience in molecular biological techniques is required. Experience in insect rearing and/or genetic manipulation of insects […]

standard Researcher Positions-Biotech & Insect control

VL43, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, is a transformative early-stage startup developing the first platform to control fitness and behavior of pests and beneficial insects in a targeted, sustainable, and natural way. Our enthusiasm, ambition, passion and creativity, coupled with […]


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 […]

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 […]