Technology Topics

Gene Editing Screwworms and Blowflies

Paolo et al. report the first successful use of CRISPR/Cas9 in the New World Screwworm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax (C. hominivorax), a parasite of warm blooded animals including humans, as well as a CRISPR/Cas9 protocol for the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia […]

“Sexing” Technologies – A Review

In a recent review,  Lutrat et al. (2019) provide a comprehensive summary of current (since 2003) sexing methods available for various dipteran pest species. The review distinguishes between early and late acting sexing methods and elaborates on the techniques used […]

Homology-Free Knockins in Insects

Bosch et. al. 2019 report in biorxiv a homology-independent genomic site-specific gene knock-in method that can be applied both in vitro and in vivo. Traditional methods of site-specific knock-in use homologous repair, which requires cloning of long homology arms that […]

Network Announcements

2019 IGTRCN Technical Short Course – Applications Open

2019 IGTRCN Technical Short Course on Insect Genetic Technologies: Theory and Practice July 21 – 26, 2019 The Insect Transformation Facility Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research University of Maryland College Park Applications by April 1, 2019 (24 seats available) […]


INVITATION FOR 1ST INTERNATIONAL MOLECULAR PLANT PROTECTION CONGRESS-ADANA, TURKEY, APRIL 10-13, 2019 Dear Colleagues, Molecular approaches are currently among the most popular topics in biological sciences and provide many opportunities in the solution of various problems. We have witnessed […]

Positions Available

Staff Research Associate II James Lab UC Irvine

Staff Research Associate Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator and Lead Specialist, the incumbent will perform microinjection experiments in the James Lab. This work requires a combination of journey level knowledge and skill in insect microinjection and insect husbandry. […]

Post-Doctoral Position in Insect Transgenesis

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Zach Adelman to lead the development of novel genetic technologies capable of influencing the transmission of engineered transgenes in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum in the Department of Entomology […]