Spin-off of the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR), inDroso wants to become your first choice for Drosophila genome editing services. InDroso handles the custom engineering of your fly lines in an all-inclusive fashion from the design of the constructs to the delivery of the stabilized fly lines.
Our genome editing service provides excellent speed of delivery of CRISPR flies and relies on the latest advances in the field so you can quickly start your work with optimal tools.
Christine Le Borgne, executive MBA - Business Manager
Christine Le Borgne has a degree in Business Administration from the Business School of Management Audencia in Nantes.
Christine has 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing of breakthrough technological solutions in the Life Science Industry.
As the Business Manager of inDroso she wants to provide the scientific community with quality research tools: CRISPR transgenic flies.
She ensures that inDroso’s all-inclusive service is the logical solution for the laboratories using Drosophila as a model system to other alternatives and guarantees that inDroso is a valuable resource to support the productivity of your research and the performance of your laboratory.
Dr. Roland Le Borgne, Group Leader IGDR - Scientific Director
After completion of his PhD in Cell Biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg and his post-doctoral training at the Pasteur Institute in Lille, Dr. Roland Le Borgne joined the laboratory of Dr. F. Schweisguth at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris to enter the fascinating world of Drosophila genetics.
Since 2006 he has been a CNRS research director and Group Leader at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes.
Dr. Le Borgne’s laboratory uses of Drosophila melanogaster as a model system to study asymmetric cell division: how a cell produces two daughter cells with different identities and how defects in this asymmetry contribute to diseases are the fundamental questions addressed. To reach these goals, his laboratory is employing innovative approaches such as state-of-the-art light and electron microscopy, biophysics, combined with advanced fly genetics including CRISPR/cas9 mediated genome editing.
Roland is a founder of inDroso and his work has made it possible for Drosophila laboratories to outsource their production of CRISPR flies as a competitive alternative to producing them by themselves.
Audrey Brossard, Research Engineer
After a MSc degree in Biological and Medical Sciences at Faculty of Science from the University of Nantes, Audrey specialized and obtained a MSc degree focusing on the Development and Control of Health Products at the University of Nantes. She worked 4 years in academia in Dr. Sargueil’s team at the Laboratory of Crystallography and NMR (LCRB) at the University Paris Descartes and in Dr. Rabut’s team at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR). Both experiences in academia investigating the RNA structure of retrovirus and subsequently the functions and regulatory mechanisms of protein ubiquitylation using genetically modified yeast allowed her to acquire a strong expertise in molecular biology. After her MScs, she spent 4 years at ProtNeteomix. She participated to the development and production of innovative services on chips for high throughput proteins screens for pharmaceutical and academic partners. Experienced as project manager in a biotech company, her aims are to ensure the best quality of service and production procedures to deliver reliable tools to Drosophila laboratories interested in acquiring flies engineered using the latest CRISPR methodologies to support their science.
Aslak Rouaze, Research Engineer
After a MSc degree in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Rennes, Aslak pursued a MSc degree in Genetics, Immunology and Cancer at the University of Caen. During his MSc, he spent 6 months in the laboratory of Michael Lisby at the Biocenter Copenhagen, biology department in Denmark and 6 months in the laboratory of Evi Soutoglou, at the Institut de Génétique et Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC) in Strasbourg, France. Aslak joined inDroso in 2015. His motivation: keep pace with the continuous technological evolution of genome editing techniques and become a valuable external resource for your laboratory.
The laboratory is uniquely equipped to produce custom genome edited CRISPR flies.
Below few photographs of the equipment illustrating the procedure followed for the generation of genome engineered Drosophila melanogaster.