Plant Biotic Interactions

(former MICRO 3)

Our ultimate goal is to understand the role of plant metabolites and the genes coding for their production in plant biotic interactions. The knowledge we generate provides the scientific basis for sustainable plant production and the reduction of pesticide use.

In our research, we use an integrated approach in which we combine metabolomics and transcriptomics analyses with measures of plant and insect performance. We generate data by conducting manipulative greenhouse and common garden experiments as well as by sampling plant in natural and agricultural ecosystems. We welcome collaborations with academic partners as well as with industrial partners in Germany and abroad.

Head of RG BIOTIC 2

Prof. Dr. Nicole van Dam


Scientific Director