Chemical Defense of Leaf Beetles (Dr. Antje Burse)

Current research topics:

  • Chemosensation in leaf beetles: gustatory receptors and host specialisation (Dr. Stefan Pentzold)


  • 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 Chrysomelid and Oedemerid beetles (Nanxia Fu)



  • Molecular transport processes in defence secretions of leaf beetles (Lydia Schmidt)