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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.
nEUROSTRESSPEP: An overview of the results, their exploitation and dissemination
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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
Success at the 2020 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.
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Meet the Prinicipal Investigators
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Insect Neuropeptide Information
For more information about the various insect neuropeptides under study.
If Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Freaked You Out, You Won't Like What's Coming
December 13, 2016
H2020 aims to destabilise pest insects’ hormones
April 15, 2015
Wicked evolution: Can we address the sociobiological dilemma of pesticide resistance?
May 18, 2018
Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London
April 28, 2018
Developing green insecticides
Horizons Research Magazine (University of Glasgow)
Issue 17 Autumn 2015
nEUROSTRESSPEP: Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology
international Pest Control - Vol. 59 No. 3
Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology
CORDIS EU research results
October 18, 2019
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
'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides
March 21, 2018
UK farmers warned to expect large numbers of pests in the future
February 17, 2017
Pesticides: What happens if we run out of options ?
June 1, 2018
Using endocrine control in insects to develop new approaches for crop protection
November 23, 2018
First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet
January 11, 2017
Drones to protect Scotland’s soft crops from fruit flies
April 4, 2017
High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant
June 17, 2018
Plague of caterpillars threatening food crisis may be halted with safe pesticides
October 23, 2018
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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