Applications are now being accepted.
The workshop will provide a small number (~15) of rigorously-selected graduate students, postdocs and early-stage faculty an opportunity to learn how to plan and carry out transgenesis experiments.
The workshop will be ‘hands-on’ and attendees will have the option to learn how to microinject selected mosquito, fruit fly and moth species. The workshop is open to all interested scientists and they may elect to focus on one of the offered insect species.
Featured species include, Diptera: Aedes albopictus, Anopheles stephensi, Bactrocera sp. Lepidoptera: Bombyx mori, Ostrinia furnacalis, Spodoptera litura.
The provisional program includes first-day series of lectures outlining the various gene-editing and transgenesis technologies as well as introductory practical material for micro-injecting insects. The remaining four days are devoted to hands-on instruction in embryo micro-injection and follow-up care.
Attendees will need to cover their own travel, food and accommodations.
A joint project of NSFC will support the cost of course materials.
Applications: Please submit your curriculum vitae, a brief description of your research interests, and a short description of what you expect to learn in the course along with two letters of recommendation
Applications are due January 15, 2015.
Accepted attendees will be notified by January 22, 2015.
Provisional Faculty: areas of expertise
Dr. Alfred Handler – USDA USA: insect transgenesis and construct design
Mr. Robert Harrell – University of Maryland USA: insect transgenesis
Dr. Yongping Huang – Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology China: lepidoptera transgenesis and gene-editing technologies
Dr. Anthony A. James – University of California Irvine USA: insect transgenesis and gene-editing technologies
Dr. Nijole Jasinskiene – University of California Irvine USA: mosquito transgenesis and construct design
Dr. Anjiang Tan – Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology China: lepidoptera transgenesis and gene-editing technologies
Dr. Sibao Wang – Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology China: mosquito transgenesis and gene-editing technologies