Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

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The main building of the institute, located on top of the Beutenberg.

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology is located on Beutenberg Campus[1] in Jena, Germany. It was founded in March 1996 and is one of 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society (Max Planck Gesellschaft).[2] Chemical ecology examines the role of chemical signals that mediate the interactions between plants, animals, and their environment, as well as the evolutionary and behavioral consequences of these interactions.

About 175 scientists, among them many PhD candidates and students, do their research in five departments and three research groups.

  • Department of Molecular Ecology (Ian T. Baldwin)
  • Department of Bioorganic Chemistry (Wilhelm Boland)
  • Department of Biochemistry (Jonathan Gershenzon)
  • Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology (Bill S. Hansson)
  • Department of Entomology (David G. Heckel)
  • Max Planck Research Group Insect Symbiosis (Martin Kaltenpoth)
  • NMR/Biosynthesis Research Group (Bernd Schneider)
  • Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Research Group (Aleš Svatoš)

Coordinates: 50°54′38″N 11°34′5″E / 50.91056°N 11.56806°E / 50.91056; 11.56806


  1. ^ Beutenberg Campus Institutes - Homepage Beutenberg Campus e.V.
  2. ^ Max Planck Institutes - MPG Homepage

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