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Our microinjection service is available to fly researchers throughout the EU. We can inject flies for P-element transformation, phiC31 transgenesis, CRISPR genome engineering and other experiments. We also provide screening and balancing services.

More about microinjection


Our fly-pushing services are primarily aimed at UK fly researchers, but we are happy to consider requests from further afield. If your research ambitions exceed the current capacity of your lab, contact the Fly Facility to see if we can help.

More about our project work


Expression and purification of functional membrane proteins in the Drosophila eye. A service provided by the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry.

More about the MicroVillex Service


Our Drosophila stock-keeping service is available to UK fly researchers. We will maintain your Drosophila stock collection and will ship your stocks to any location worldwide.

More about stock-keeping


The Fly Facility can provide Cambridge fly groups with many types of fly food in a variety of containers. Fly food ordered before midday will normally be available in the afternoon of the following weekday.

More about fly food


Drosophila researchers based in, or visiting, Cambridge are welcome to work in the Department of Genetics Fly Facility.

More on working in the Fly Facility


The Department of Genetics has a strong history of Drosophila research which has continued to the present day.

More on fly research


Our staff have many years experience in Drosophila culture and genetics and can help you optimize your fly work.

Meet our staff

Contact Information

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E-mail contacts

Simon Collier (Fly Facility Manager):

General Fly Facility enquiries:

Microinjection enquiries:

Fly food enquiries:

Stock collection requests and enquiries:


Department of Genetics,
University of Cambridge, Downing Street,
Cambridge CB2 3EH,
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 765124
Fax: +44 (0)1223 333992


The Fly Facility webpages are maintained by Simon Collier. Please contact me ) if you have any problems using the site.