Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network is a 5-year National Science Foundation - funded project that began in April 2014 whose object is to facilitate advances in functional genomics by leveraging dispersed expertise with the broad community of insect scientists.
Many insect biologist have or will soon have an abundance of genome sequence data but few tools for probing function. The IGTRCN intends to address that problem directly in a number of ways including seminars, fellowships, courses and a knowledge base. Opportunities are available now.
I encourage you to check out www.igtrcn.org and to become a Participant. It is easy - 2 simple steps. It is open to students, postdocs, technicians and investigators.
David O'Brochta, Ph.D
Department of Entomology
Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research
University of Maryland, College Park
9600 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850