Technology Topics

IGTRCN 2018 Technical Workshop – July 22-27

2018 IGTRCN Technical Short Course on Insect Genetic Technologies: Theory and Practice July 22 – 27, 2018 The Insect Transformation Facility Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research University of Maryland College Park Applications by April 2, 2018 (24 seats available) […]

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 […]

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

IGTRCN 2018 Technical Workshop – July 22-27

2018 IGTRCN Technical Short Course on Insect Genetic Technologies: Theory and Practice July 22 – 27, 2018 The Insect Transformation Facility Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research University of Maryland College Park Applications by April 2, 2018 (24 seats available) […]

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

Malaria Parasites and their Anopheline Vectors

Post-doctoral Position National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, MD Position Description: A post-doctoral position is available in the Malaria Immunology Section of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of […]

Open Rank Vector Biology Faculty Position at Cornell

The Department of Entomology at Cornell University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment in Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease. This is a nine-month, tenure track position with 60% research/40% teaching responsibility. Assistant or early Associate Professor preferred, but rank […]

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 […]