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Publication Highlight: Research develops new biotechnological technique to combat soybean pest

Recently, science has been trying to reduce risks to the environment and human health, replacing the use of insecticides with other more effective and environmentally accepted alternatives. Plantations are regularly the target of pest attacks capable of significantly affect their productivity generating large economic losses. One of the pests that has caused losses of millions… Continue reading Publication Highlight: Research develops new biotechnological technique to combat soybean pest

COVID-19

Considering the spread of the coronavirus cases in recent days and following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, we decided to postpone the intern selection process for BraIN & Phy Lab indefinitely. The decision aims to avoid any type of agglomeration and spread of contagion, preserving the health of everyone. We appreciate everybody’s interest… Continue reading COVID-19

Selection for voluntary internship

The BraIN & Phy laboratory team is pleased to announce that we have open positions for undergraduate students. The laboratory has a line of research involving target (insect pests) and non-target organisms (predators, pollinators and secondary pests), contributing to the understanding of the physiological basis of the actions of pesticides and other pollutants in terrestrial… Continue reading Selection for voluntary internship

Publication Highlight: recent research indicates the physiological basis for the clove essential oil selectivity mechanisms

Ph.D. student Pedro Toledo and former postdoc Luis Viteri Jumbo, published an article trying to disentangle the ecotoxicological selectivity of clove essential oil against aphids and non-target ladybeetles. Even though plant-based biopesticides have been proposed as safer insect pest control tools, such assumptions are generally made without considering the absence of detrimental effects on sublethally-exposed… Continue reading Publication Highlight: recent research indicates the physiological basis for the clove essential oil selectivity mechanisms