Technology Topics

Yeast Interfering RNA Larvicides

Mysore et al. recently reported in the Malaria Journal their successful development of a number of Anopheles larvicides consisting of yeast expressing specific siRNAs. RNAi has attracted considerable attention as a pest control tool, particularly in the agricultural space.  In […]

Principles of Synthetic Gene Drive Research

In a recent issue of Science, supporters and sponsors of synthetic gene drive research respond to the National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine 2016 report on the research and development of synthetic gene drives. . .Some of the sponsors and […]

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 […]

The CRISPR Journal

In early 2018 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. will begin publishing The CRISPR Journal.  Their publishing interests are broad and manuscripts are being solicited for inclusion in their inaugural issue in early 2018. This is from the journal’s website: “The rampant […]

Anti-CRISPR Proteins

The intense selection pressure that CRISPR/Cas systems placed on viruses has resulted in the evolution of a number of anit-CRISPR proteins meant to silence this bacterial ‘immune system’. Dong et al (2017) report on a database they constructed that aggregates […]

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

Molecular biologist/bioinformatician

A 2-year Post-Doctoral position is available immediately in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genomics in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Thessaly, located in the city of Larissa. The selected candidate will work in the […]

Pre-doctoral research positions

Two 2-year positions are available immediately in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genomics in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Thessaly, located in the city of Larissa. The selected candidates will work in the framework […]

Postdoctoral Scholarship / Entomology-RNAi

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky to work on developing feasible approaches for employing RNA interference (RNAi) for suppression of the highly invasive emerald ash borer (EAB), a tree-killing pest. The […]

Knowledgebase

Fly Facility, University of Cambridge, UK

Insect Genetic Technologies Service Provider – Drosophila – Non-commercial Fly Facility, University of Cambridge, UK – http://www.flyfacility.gen.cam.ac.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/j.gg.2013.12.004 Name Link Brief description Reference Drosophila CRISPR web resources OxfCRISPR (Liu Lab) http://www.oxfcrispr.org/ […]

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/j.gg.2013.12.004 Reference Gratz et al., 2013 Bassett et al., 2013 Yu et al., 2013 Kondo and Ueda, 2013 […]