Research Interest of The Yang Group
The central theme of the Yang group for decades has been and is new pesticide discovery, which is still very challenging in the field of plant protection. The process starts with the discovery of new chemical leads and proceeds to initial evaluation of activity against pests and preliminary toxicology screening. Eventually, the compound undergoes extensive field and toxicology testing. Finally, the formulated pesticide is evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine if it can be registered. Despite most of the public support for reduction of pesticide use, plant protection by using chemicals remains one of the most persistent and pervasive anthropogenic disturbances to biological communities,which is also a mainstay in both the developed and the developing world.
The major interest areas of research of the Yang Group.
The research at Yang Group are supported by :
- Grants from National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
- "973" and "863" programs from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China
- Grants from the Ministry of Education of China
- Grants from the Ministry of Agriculture of China