German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig
 

Molecular Interaction Ecology

The mission of Molecular Interaction Ecology (MIE) is to unravel the molecular and chemical mechanisms governing interactions between plants and their biotic and abiotic environment. To this aim, 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 experiments as well as by sampling experimental biodiversity fields and natural plant communities.

Our ultimate goal is to understand the role of plant-based mechanisms in the establishment of aboveground and belowground biodiversity in natural communities. The knowledge we generate also contributes to the development of integrated pest management strategies. 

 

Contact

Prof. Dr. Nicole van Dam
Head of research group

Email
Phone: +49 341 9733165
Room: 4.214

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Susann Görth
Foreign Language Secretary

Email
Room: 4.216

Molecular Interaction Ecology
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig
Germany

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