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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nEUROSTRESSPEP: An overview of the results, their exploitation and dissemination

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nEUROSTRESSPEP Success and Awards

Plant health: Protecting plants to safeguard our future.

CORDIS EU Research Results Report

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'Green' pesticides in the pipeline : nEUROSTRESSPEP, an EU Success Story

EU-funded researchers have brought eco-friendly alternatives a step closer to reality by turning insects' own hormones against them. To read more on this success story, please

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Success at the 2020 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

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Meet the Prinicipal Investigators

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Insect Neuropeptide Information

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  • £5m fund to target locusts the greener way

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    April 27, 2015

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  • Prof. Shireen Davies short-listed as Glasgow Entrepreneur of the Year at the Knowledge Exchange & Public Engagement Awards 2020

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    January 30, 2020

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  • H2020 aims to destabilise pest insects’ hormones

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    April 15, 2015

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

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    May 18, 2018

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  • Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

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    February 6, 2017

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  • Revealed: The secret life of the spittlebug

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    June 28, 2019

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  • Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London

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    April 28, 2018

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  • Developing green insecticides

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    Issue 17 Autumn 2015

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  • nEUROSTRESSPEP: Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology

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    May/June 2017

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  • Ash tree set for extinction in Europe

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    April 23, 2016

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  • Greener pest control

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    April 27, 2015

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  • Gut Bacteria for Insect RNAi

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    June 1, 2016

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  • The future of crop protection

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    May 20, 2019

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  • What if all the wasps disappeared? - A video article on BBC Ideas

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    March 04, 2020

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  • Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology

    CORDIS EU research results

    October 18, 2019

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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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  • 'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

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    June 14, 2016

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  • Green way to save our crops from bugs being examined

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    April 27, 2015

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

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    June 1, 2018

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  • Using endocrine control in insects to develop new approaches for crop protection

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    November 23, 2018

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

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    April 4, 2017

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

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    June 17, 2018

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  • Plague of caterpillars threatening food crisis may be halted with safe pesticides

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    October 23, 2018

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  • Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators

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    May 13, 2020

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

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    December 13, 2016

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  • Plant health: Protecting plants to safeguard our future

    CORDIS EU research results

    February 04, 2020

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  • EU member states support near-total neonicotinoids ban

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    April 27, 2018

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  • RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides

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    January 27, 2017

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  • In pictures: Europe's last primeval forest

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    June 7, 2016

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

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    March 21, 2018

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

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    February 17, 2017

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  • UofG Success at Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2020

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    March 03, 2020

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  • First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

    www.theguardian.com

    January 11, 2017

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  • 'Green' pesticides in the pipeline : nEUROSTRESSPEP, an EU Success Story

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    August 28, 2019

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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