The National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network: Insect Genetic Technologies began on April 1, 2014.
This five-year project will foster the spread of insect genetic technologies among insect scientists by linking insect-research communities with an abundance of knowledge and functional technologies to insect-research communities where similar knowledge and technologies are less available.
Network activities will enhance research capacity, encourage collaborations and leverage the wealth of technology and knowledge within insect science against insect systems with emerging genomics resources.
David O’Brochta, Professor of Entomology at University of Maryland, is the Project’s Director.
The network is open to all insect scientists and anyone who feels they can benefit from the IGTRCN.