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Duke-NUS - Insectary Core Facility

Insectary Facility


The BSL2 insectary permits to conduct infectious oral feeding of mosquitoes. We have optimized protocols for dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses and possess several colonies of Aedes aegypti, Ae. albopictus and Ae. malayensis. Following infection, we can process the samples to quantify the virus load using RT-qPCR. Alternatively, users can use infected mosquitoes for other types of analysis. Contact Dr. Choy Ming Ju Milly for additional information.


Full Service

The insectary team provides mosquitoes, reagents, consumables and trained manpower for your experiments. The insectary team will discuss with you your requirements and charge you based on the rates below. Please fill in the Insectary facility service request form
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If you have an extended project in the insectary, the insectary team can train your research staff to conduct experiments; mosquitoes, reagents and consumables will be provided by the insectary staff to conduct oral infection. Estimated charges per oral infection experiment are given below. Please fill in Insectary facility training request form

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Contact information

Dr.Choy Ming Ju Milly