Chemical Defense of Leaf Beetles (Dr. Antje Burse)

Current research topics:

  • Chemoreception in leaf beetles - gustatory and olfactory receptors as drivers of host plant specialisation (Dr. Stefan Pentzold)
  • Biochemical reactions in defence secretions of leaf beetles (Peter Rahfeld)
  • Sequestration by leaf beetles: identification and characterization of transport proteins (Gerhard Pauls)

  • Bioinformatic analyses of transcriptome sequences from various leaf beetle species (Ding Wang)
  • Functional analysis of terpenoid synthases and cyclases in Chrysomelids and Oedemerids (Nanxia Fu)
  • Molecular transport processes in defence secretions of leaf beetles (Lydia Schmidt)