• Honeybee <i>Apis mellifera</i> workers on partly capped brood frame
  • Double labeled (red/green) retrogarde fluorescent fills of synaptic boutons
  • Workers of the leaf-cutting ant <i>Atta sexdens</i> carrying leaf fragments. Tiny worker ants of the same species are sitting on top of those fragments
Chair of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology

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What is the basis of behavior?

As a center for insect behavioral sciences, we pursue an integrative research approach to understand the principles of behavior. The interplay of internal and environmental factors is investigated from the molecular, sensory and neuronal mechanisms to the function of ecological and social interactions up to their evolutionary foundations.


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Navigating with the sixth sense

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