• Identification and characterization of enzymes important for the iridoid biosynthesis in leaf beetle larvae (Sindy Frick)

  • Identification and evolution of enzymes involved in chemical defense of leaf beetle larvae (Roy Kirsch)

  • Bioinformatic analyses of cDNA sequences derived from various leaf beetles (Dr. Magdalena Stock)

  • Characterization of putative transport proteins within leaf beetle larvae carrying defensive precursors (Anja Strauss)

  • Biosynthetic studies (Dr. Karla Tolzin-Banasch)

  • Biochemical reactions in defence secretions of leaf beetles (Dr. Peter Rahfeld)