February 16, 2017

The biosynthesis of terpene pheromones in leaf beetles

A novel family of terpene synthases in Phyllotreta flea beetles is responsible for the formation of the aggregation pheromone of the pest species (Yearbook 2017 of the Max Planck Society)  more »


February 8, 2017

“Corrective glass” for mass spectrometry imaging 

The distribution of chemical substances on samples with non-flat surfaces can now be visualized (RSC Advances, January 2017) more »


January 19, 2017

Bodyguards in the gut have a chemical weapon

Symbiotic bacteria produce antibiotics to clear harmful pathogens from the gut of caterpillars (Cell Chemical Biology, January 2017)  more »



November 11, 2016

Plants modulate accumulation of metabolites at organ level

Scientists develop computational metabolomic approach to measure metabolic diversity in different plant tissues (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, November 2016) more »