Welcome to nEUROSTRESSPEP

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.

Meet the Prinicipal Investigators

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Insects under Study

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Insects Neuropeptides Information

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Contact Us

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In the News

  • £5m fund to target locusts the greener way

    Metro

    April 27, 2015

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  • Developing green insecticides

    Horizons Research Magazine (University of Glasgow)

    Issue 17 Autumn 2015

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  • Greener pest control

    University of Cologne Press Release

    April 27, 2015

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

    www.farminguk.com

    February 17, 2017

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  • H2020 aims to destabilise pest insects’ hormones

    Horizon2020projects.com

    April 15, 2015

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  • Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

    www.bbc.co.uk

    February 6, 2017

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  • Ash tree set for extinction in Europe

    www.bbc.co.uk

    April 23, 2016

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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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  • In pictures: Europe's last primeval forest

    www.bbc.co.uk

    June 7, 2016

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  • RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides

    www.scidev.net

    January 27, 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