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Community Building and Online Resources at the DRSC/TRiP

August 14, 2018

At the DRSC/TRiP-Functional Genomics Resources, we are interested to let the community know about new resources we have built. We are also interested more broadly to help connect community members to additional resources that could help their research studies, foster collaborations, and build community.

One way in which we reach out to the community is by attending national and local fly group meetings. In 2018, this included or will include attendance at the ADRC fly meeting in Philly (spring 2018), and past or upcoming presentations at Flies on the Beach (FL),...

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Missed us at ADRC 2018? View our workshop slides!

April 19, 2018
Thank you to all those who attended our workshop at last week's Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Philadelphia, PA, USA. It was great to talk fly stocks, cell screens, and bioinformatics with the community. We are here to help and look forward to continued feedback on the resources we are building to empower your research. PDFs of our workshop presentations are attached to this news item. The slides will help you learn more about our in vivo resources for CRISPR, new pooled cell-based CRISPR screen technology, and bioinformatics resources at our facility.  Feel free to contact... Read more about Missed us at ADRC 2018? View our workshop slides!
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Pooled-format CRISPR screens in Drosophila cells

March 22, 2018

The DRSC/TRiP-FGR is pleased to support collaborations on pooled CRISPR screens using the method recently, reported in eLife by Viswanatha et al.   From the abstract: "... Here, we developed a site-specific integration strategy for library delivery and performed a genome-wide CRISPR knockout screen in Drosophila S2R+ cells. Under basal growth conditions, 1235 genes were essential for cell fitness at a false-discovery rate of 5...

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Events

2018 Nov 08

DRSC/TRiP-FGR Director S. Mohr to present on our resources to Seattle-area fly labs

(All day)

Location: 

Seattle, WA
DRSC/TRiP-FGR Director S. Mohr will be presenting information about  our resources to a regular meeting of Seattle-area fly labs on Nov. 8, 2018. Information about our cell-based technologies including CRISPR cell modification and screening; in vivo technologies including our growing collection of fly stocks for CRISPR knockout and activation; and our growing portfolio bioinformatics resources will be covered.
2018 Oct 12

DRSC/TRiP-FGR Director S. Mohr to present at U Mass Worcester

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Worcester, MA
DRSC/TRiP-FGR Director, Dr. Stephanie Mohr, will be presenting information about our three areas of focus -- cell-based screens, in vivo fly stock production, and bioinformatics -- to fly labs at U Mass Worcester. Feel free to contact Stephanie if you are interested to have a similar presentation to a group of fly labs in your area. We can offer slide presentations, bioinformatics hands-on tutorials, Q&A, or other visits to help you learn about our resources and use them to the fullest.
2018 Jun 28

DRSC/TRiP-FGR Director S. Mohr to present at Brown University's Fly Club

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Providence, RI
DRSC/TRiP-FGR Director, Dr. Stephanie Mohr, will be presenting information about our three areas of focus -- cell-based screens, in vivo fly stock production, and bioinformatics -- to Brown Unviersity's Fly Club, a graduate student-run meeting of fly groups at Brown. Feel free to contact Stephanie if you are interested to have a similar presentation to a group of fly labs in your area. We can offer slide presentations, bioinformatics hands-on tutorials, Q&A, or other visits to help you learn about our resources and use them to the fullest.
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