Those of us lucky enough to be at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference this morning saw a great talk by Francois Payre about regulation of Shavenbaby by small ORFs. A genome-wide cell-based screen done at the DRSC by Emilie Benrabah identified the mechanism of regulation. As this exemplifies, cell screens can help identify key pathways and factors that can then be followed up with in vivo studies.
The TRiP has updated and curated our list of in vivo RNAi reagents for gene knockdown in fruitflies.To date, we have produced over 13,000 stocks for the benefit of the scientific community.
Visit the in vivo RNAi fly stocks and vectors page to download an excel file with the full list of fly stocks now available for order from the BloomingtonDrosophila Stock Center (BDSC) and the National Institute of Genetics, Japan (NIG-Fly).
Read about the DRSC/TRiP Functional Genomics Resources online tools and more in our 2017 Nucleic Acids Research database issue update publication. Tables 1 & 2 in particular are meant to give you a quick look at what online tools we offer and how they fit with a variety of research goals.
The DRSC & TRiP will be at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference (aka 'the fly meeting') in San Diego, CA, in March/April of 2017. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to set up a meeting to discuss a screen project or other research need we can help with.
The DRSC & TRiP will be represented at the HMS Research Cores Showcase. The event will be comprised of a poster session and reception. The event provides an opportunity for HMS students, postdocs, and faculty can get to know what offerings are available from facilities on the campus. If you are local to HMS, drop by to say hello or ask questions about our offerings in the area of cell-based screening, RNAi and CRISPR fly stocks, and bioinformatics.
The DRSC-Functional Genomics Resources (formerly DRSC & TRiP) will be participating in the Boston Area Drosophila Meeting, which was organized by Alexey Verakas of UMass Boston and Jim Walker of Harvard Medical School. Hear about what's new in technologies and online tools at this regional meeting of experts in Drosophila research.