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So you want to do a CRISPR pooled screen in insect cells? You can! Here's how

May 12, 2022

At the DRSC-BTRR, we've been doing a lot of pooled-format CRISPR knockout screens in Drosophila cells. We're finding the results to be robust and reproducible. And best of all, the results have been informative, providing insights into diverse areas of biology.

Thinking about how to do CRISPR knockout screens in cells is a little different from thinking about how to do a genetic or RNAi screen in vivo or doing an arrayed-format RNAi screen....

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DRSC/TRiP and DRSC-BTRR Office Hours

September 13, 2021

New this fall: Online office hours!

Do you have questions about modifying Drosophila cell lines with CRISPR or performing large-scale cell screens? Questions about in vivo RNAi with TRiP fly stocks or CRISPR knockout or activation with our sgRNA fly stocks? Questions about our new protocols and resources for CRISPR mosquito cell lines? Pop into our Zoom office hours to say hello and get our expert input! Registration is required (see below).

DRSC/TRiP & DRSC-BTRR Office Hours Schedule:

Mon. Sept. 27, 2021, 12...

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DRSC/TRiP presentations from June 2020 Boston Area Drosophila Meeting

June 12, 2020
Did you miss the presentations from Claire Hu and Jonathan Zirin at the June 2020 Boston Area Drosophila Meeting? No problem! The slides can be accessed from this post. Click the title above to view the whole post, then scroll down to access the PDFs. These presentations describe what's new and next in bioinformatics and in vivo technologies at the DRSC/TRiP. Feel free to reach out with questions. Interested in the BAD meeting? Info about the meeting can be found here. Read more about DRSC/TRiP presentations from June 2020 Boston Area Drosophila Meeting
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Events

2022 Apr 06

ADRC 2022

Wed Apr 6 (All day) to Sun Apr 10 (All day)

Location: 

San Diego, CA, USA
DRSC/TRiP and DRSC-BTRR members plan to attend and present at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego, CA, in 2022.
2021 Jun 16

2021 Boston Area Drosophila meeting

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual
DRSC/TRiP and DRSC-BTRR members plan to attend and present at the Boston Area Drosophila meeting, which is being hosted this year by MIT/Whitehead and will be held virtually.
2021 Mar 19

DRSC-BTRR lightnight talk at Virtual Vector Biology seminar series

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual
The DRSC-Biomedical Technology Research Resource will present a 2-minute introduction to the group's efforts in bioinformatics and cell-based resources for mosquito research at the beginning of the March 18th meeting of the Virtual Vector Biology seminar series.
2020 Sep 21

DRSC-BTRR at the GSA Molecular Parasitology Meeting XXXI

Mon Sep 21 (All day) to Thu Sep 24 (All day)

Location: 

online
The Drosophila Research & Screening Center-Biomedical Technology Research Resource (DRSC-BTRR) will be represented at the GSA's Molecular Parasitology Meeting XXXI (a virtual event). Look for a presentation by Viswanatha et al. on our work establishing CRISPR knockout screening in mosquito cell lines. Read more about DRSC-BTRR at the GSA Molecular Parasitology Meeting XXXI
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