Sunday, 20th May 2018

Scientific Coordinator:
Mar Ruiz Gómez
Technical staff:
Mar Casado
Eva Caminero


Drosophila Transgenesis Service


Drosophila Transgenesis Service


The Drosophila Transgenesis Facility was created in 2008 within the Consolider Project “From Genes to Shape” with the aim of bringing this basic and crucial technique to the Consolider members in a simple and cost effective way.

The facility success during the initial founding years prompted several groups that did not belong to the consortium to show an interest in our services. Thus, it was decided to extend it to all potential users in Spain and also abroad.

The facility has significantly evolved since its origins, adding most transgenesis techniques to our portfolio. Currently, our team is composed of three highly qualified professionals with more than ten years of experience in transgenesis of Drosophila. We offer the following services:

  • Classic transgenesis by P-element mediated random insertion of DNA.
  • Targeted transgenesis mediated by PhiC31 integrase using both, plasmids and BACs.
  • Injection of DNA cocktails for CRISPR/Cas9 aided genome editing.

The keys to our success are:

  • Efficiency: We have already injected more than 2000 DNA constructs with an overall success of about 98%.
  • Speed: We deliver the injected larvae just 5 to 9 days after reception of a new DNA sample.
  • Low cost: Very competitive pricing compared to other national and international similar facilities.

We currently provide our services to more than 20 groups in Spain and 10 groups in Great Britain, Germany, France and Portugal.


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