Chemical ecology and symbiosis research. A major objective is to understand how marine invertebrates are chemically defended against predators or fouling organisms. Topic focuses on the elucidation of chemical structures of cnidarian venoms, its cellular effects and producers. Biological material comprises Cnidaria species from the Orkney regions, the Hebrides, Shetland Islands and the waters of Helgoland.
Christian Harald Schütt (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)