Prof. Ian T. Baldwin
Molecular Ecology, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Molecular basis of ecological performance, all plant-mediated interactions, manipulation of gene expression under field conditions to test ecological functions, metabolomics, genomics, and all ecological interactions (with herbivores, pollinators, microbial pathogens and mutualists, competitors) of Nicotiana attenuata.

Prof. Wilhelm Boland
Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Control of metabolism, biosynthesis, chemical signals in terrestrial and aquatic systems, tritrophic inter­actions of insects, microorganisms and plants, sequestration of plant toxins by insects, organic synthesis.

Prof. Jonathan Gershenzon
Biochemistry, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites and evolution of pathways, functions of plant secondary metabolites, mode of action on herbivores, herbivore resistance to plant defenses.

Prof. Bill Hansson
Evolutionary Neuroethology, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Insect behavior, insect molecular neurophysiology of olfaction, neural basis of olfactory coding, molecular biology of olfaction, neuroanatomy: evolution in the olfactory pathway of Arthropoda.

Prof. David Heckel
Entomology, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Insect-plant interactions, multigene families of digestive and detoxicative enzymes, genetic analysis of pheromone communication systems in Lepidoptera, population genetics and molecular evolution, insect resistance to chemical and biological insecticides.

Prof. Sarah O'Connor
Department of Natural Product Biosynthesis, MPI-CE

Research Area:
TBA

Dr. Silke Sachse
Olfactory Coding, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Neural basis of olfaction from a morphological, functional and evolutionary perspective

Dr. Ales Svatos
MS, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Synthetic organic chemistry, total synthesis of natural products, isolation and identification of natural products (pheromones, allomones), induction of stress factors in plants and plant cell cultures, peptide-like mediators of a stress reaction

Dr. Franziska Beran
Entomology, MPI-CE

Research Area:
Adaptations of herbivores to chemical defenses of their host plants

Dr. Hannah Rowland

Research Area:
Evolutionary ecology of prey defences and predator sensory behaviour.