Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical EcologyWe investigate how organisms interact with chemical signals.
We do research in the lab to better understand interactions at a molecular level.
We do research in the glasshouse and in the field to better understand interactions and signals in their natural environment.Photo: Anna Schroll
Training and international collaborations are key features of our work.
We believe diversity and inclusion leads to the best science.
We celebrate our 25th anniversary together with our neighboring institute.Follow the QR-code to listen to short podcasts about our current research.
Current News and Announcements
11, 1084063 (2023)Sawfly egg deposition extends the insect life cycle and alters hormone and volatile emission profiles. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
The Jena chemist is awarded the most prestigious German research prize for her fundamental discoveries on plant natural product biosynthesis.
Over 250 scientists from all over the world will present and discuss their latest research results in smell and taste research.
In the category "doctoral researchers" Nomthi Kanyile received the prize for the best presentation and Ana Simão Pinto de Carvalho the prize for the best poster.