nEUROSTRESSPEP is a Horizon 2020 grant, funded by the European Union. We are a large consortium of 14 collaborators, spanning both hemispheres, dedicated to identifying new and 'greener' ways of controlling pest insect populations in the context of integrated pest management.
Specifically, we plan to use the insects own neuropeptide hormones, or synthetic mimetics, to selectively control insect pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, while preserving beneficial insects (such as honeybees).
Our consortium partners cover the full spectrum from research lab to test field.
Drones to protect Scotland’s soft crops from fruit flies
April 4, 2017
If Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Freaked You Out, You Won't Like What's Coming
December 13, 2016
UK farmers warned to expect large numbers of pests in the future
February 17, 2017
H2020 aims to destabilise pest insects’ hormones
April 15, 2015
First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet
January 11, 2017
nEUROSTRESSPEP: Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology
international Pest Control - Vol. 59 No. 3
Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology (nEUROSTRESSPEP) - An EU funded project Case Study
Scotland Europa Case Studies 2017 - EU funded project Case-Studies from Scottish partners
September 29, 2017
Developing green insecticides
Horizons Research Magazine (University of Glasgow)
Issue 17 Autumn 2015
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 634361