• Chemical Ecology

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Research topics & objectives

Chemical ecology deals with biological and chemical investigations of natural products that are involved in the communication between individuals within one or different species and which influence ecological interactions.

In our group we explore the role of natural products which mediate interactions between plants, herbivorous insects and their antagonists (predators, parasitoids) as well as interactions between mutualistic partners such as fungi. We focus on the isolation and identification of such compounds and the elucidation of their functions in an ecological, behavioural, genetic, population-biological and evolutionary context.

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  • Lectures

    While the university is in session our lectures take place on

    Tuesdays, 08:30 am
    via zoom meeting

    If you are interested please contact caroline.mueller@uni-bielefeld.de for the login details.


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  • Journal Club

    During the semester break please attend our Journal Club

    ​on Thursdays, 16:15 pm
    room W1-135

    Guests are welcome any time!