Main Menu (Mobile)- Block

Main Menu - Block

Fly Facility

janelia7_blocks-janelia7_secondary_menu | block
More in this Support Team
janelia7_blocks-janelia7_fake_breadcrumb | block
Support Teams / Fly Facility
janelia7_blocks-janelia7_support_team_header | block

What We Do

The Fly Facility provides support services for researchers working with Drosophila, C. elegans, and Bombus impatiens. Our team provides a range of services including stock maintenance, fly pushing (stock constructions, screens, experimental crosses, or virgin collection), microinjection, shipping and receiving, quarantine, and other custom services.

node:body | entity_field


2 types of Fly Flipping Robots

  • One includes AI to help check for quantity of flies and eggs per vial
  • Dissection scopes and fluorescent scopes available for lab use



  • Stock maintenance with robots
  • Maximum capacity around 40K unique stocks that we keep in duplicate.
  • Fly Pushing (Stock Constructions; Screening; Experimental Crosses; Virgin Collection, etc)
  • Virginator Distribution
  • Shipping and Receiving Stocks
  • Help with Inventory Management or Label Generation
  • Help with injection – either internally or outsourcing
  • Online ordering system for fly stocks
  • Quarantine / Monitoring of quarantined fly work spaces
  • Custom requests welcome

C. elegans

  • Strain maintenance and inventory database
  • Freezing and thawing strains for storage in -80 and with LN2
  • Microinjection (coming soon)
  • Service will include screening and integration of stocks
  • Worm transfers
  • Worm crosses or screening via phenotype or fluorescence
  • Shipping and Receiving Strains
  • Online ordering system for worm strains (coming soon)
  • Custom requests welcome

Bombus impatiens

  • Colony maintenance (coming soon)
  • Custom requests welcome

FileMaker Database

  • Help setting up a relational database
  • Some basic templates are available
  • Help setting up label generation for your lab




janelia7_blocks-janelia7_block_right_hand_rail | block


The Janelia Fly Facility has discarded most Gen1 GAL4 and LexA lines as of the end of 2022. Many of these lines are available from KoreaBloomington, or Vienna stock centers.