Welcome to nEUROSTRESSPEP

nEUROSTRESSPEP is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, funded by the European Commission. 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.

Our new approaches for biopesticide development are based on cutting-edge technologies focussed on the insects' own peptide hormones and their synthetic mimetics, to selectively control insect pests of agriculture, horticulture and forestry, while preserving beneficial insects such as honeybees.

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Meet the Prinicipal Investigators

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Work Package Information

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Insects under Study

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Insect Neuropeptide Information

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In the News

  • 'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

    www.theguardian.com

    March 21, 2018

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  • Wicked evolution: Can we address the sociobiological dilemma of pesticide resistance?

    www.science.sciencemag.org

    May 18, 2018

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  • 'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

    www.bbc.co.uk

    June 14, 2016

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  • If Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Freaked You Out, You Won't Like What's Coming

    gizmodo.com

    December 13, 2016

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  • H2020 aims to destabilise pest insects’ hormones

    Horizon2020projects.com

    April 15, 2015

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  • Greener pest control

    University of Cologne Press Release

    April 27, 2015

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  • Ash tree set for extinction in Europe

    www.bbc.co.uk

    April 23, 2016

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  • EU member states support near-total neonicotinoids ban

    www.bbc.co.uk

    April 27, 2018

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  • Green way to save our crops from bugs being examined

    The Herald

    April 27, 2015

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  • Gut Bacteria for Insect RNAi

    The Scientist

    June 1, 2016

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  • First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

    www.theguardian.com

    January 11, 2017

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  • Pesticides: What happens if we run out of options ?

    www.globalplantcouncil.org

    June 1, 2018

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  • Developing green insecticides

    Horizons Research Magazine (University of Glasgow)

    Issue 17 Autumn 2015

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  • In pictures: Europe's last primeval forest

    www.bbc.co.uk

    June 7, 2016

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  • nEUROSTRESSPEP: Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology

    international Pest Control - Vol. 59 No. 3

    May/June 2017

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  • RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides

    www.scidev.net

    January 27, 2017

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  • 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

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  • High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant

    www.theguardian.com

    June 17, 2018

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  • Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London

    www.bbc.co.uk

    April 28, 2018

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  • £5m fund to target locusts the greener way

    Metro

    April 27, 2015

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  • Drones to protect Scotland’s soft crops from fruit flies

    www.scotsman.com

    April 4, 2017

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  • UK farmers warned to expect large numbers of pests in the future

    www.farminguk.com

    February 17, 2017

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  • Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

    www.bbc.co.uk

    February 6, 2017

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nEUROSTRESSPEP Consortium

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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