Independent Research Groups

The Max Planck Research Group Extreme Events investigates the nature and impacts of extreme events in biological, societal and earth systems. [more]
We research the evolution of animal communication and colouration. Our research on the evolution of warning signal mimicry, aposematism, and masquerade covers the phenotype as well as the underlying genotype. [more]
We study how social organization affects disease dynamics, with the aim to identify properties of social groups that protect them against disease. [more]
We study how the insect brain perceives and processes sensory inputs to enable an animal to take odor-guided decisions in their respective environments. [more]
The overall approach of the Max Planck Fellow Group is to develop and use analytical techniques including comparative metabolomics to monitor chemically mediated interactions in plankton communities. [more]
We study the role of exogenous and endogenous chemical signals in the interaction and communication of plants with their environment, especially with pests such as herbivorous insects. [more]
The Emeritus Group investigates the mechanisms of insect resistance to Bt toxin and to chemical insecticides. The group also studies the genetic basis of the evolution of sex pheromone signalling and receiving pathways in Lepidoptera. [more]
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