The demand for technologies enabling the analysis of insect gene function increases as more insect genomes are sequenced. New technologies are emerging frequently and knowledge of their availability and application is becoming increasingly challenging. The IGTRCN will organize and support national and international symposia that bring together leaders in the field of insect functional genomics who are developing, adapting and using insect genetic technologies in a wide variety of insect systems as part of the network’s efforts to facilitate the dissemination and adoption of insect genetic technologies among diverse insect research communities.

These meetings will do the following:

  1. Disseminate understanding and practical knowledge of state-of-the-art genetic technologies used for genome modification and manipulation among existing insect-research communities
  2. Bring together researchers working on different insect systems, to strengthen research infrastructure

Symposium ideas are encouraged and should be discussed with any member of the symposium working group.

Symposia organized and/or sponsored by the IGTRCN.


Insect Genetic Technologies: State of the Art and Promise for the Future

at the 25th International Congress of Entomology


Flies, Monarchs, Mosquitoes: Insights Using Genetic Technologies

at UMCP Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research

part of IGTRCN Technical Workshop 2015

IGTRCN Workshop

at 9th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium


The Futures of Insect Genomics: A Grand Challenge of Entomology

at Annual Meeting of the Entomology Society of America