Early detection of pest insects using pheromone receptor-based olfactory sensors

Epidemiological surveillance project

Early detection of native and invasive insect pests is an urgent challenge for optimal action before infestation settles. PheroSensor will go beyond the current state-of-the-art solutions of artificial odor sensing by developing and evaluating innovative bioinspired sensors to detect insect pests.
We will develop sensors engineered from insect pheromone receptors (PRs), the key actors of insects’ unmatched olfactory performances, to monitor 3 installed or potentially invasive insect pests in France, the fall armyworm and cotton leafworm moths, and the red palm weevil.

Coordination: Philippe Lucas,  NeO Team, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris (IEES Paris), INRAE

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Modification date : 21 August 2023 | Publication date : 22 September 2020 | Redactor : Philippe Lucas, Sylvie Colleu