Tailoring plant protease inhibitors for control of the crop pest Helicoverpa armigera (2015–2017)

India and Australia are the 2nd and 6th largest producers of cotton, the world's most important fibre crop. Cotton bollworms, the most serious pest of cotton, are resistant to most chemical insecticides and they are developing resistance to transgenic cotton, a scenario that threatens to devastate cotton production in both countries. In this project we will develop plant proteinase inhibitors as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional chemical insecticides for control of cotton bollworms.
Grant type:
Australia-India Strategic Research Fund
  • Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliated Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science