Functional Chemistry – Chemical Ecology: Microorganisms / Macroscopic Hosts Interactions

The team’s research goals concern the broad field of natural substances chemistry. In this context, the team interest is to study the interactions between microorganisms and plants and microorganisms and insects, in order to discover specialized metabolites with pharmacological and/or agrochemical interest but also to understand their ecological role. For this purpose different methodological tools such as chemical ecology and functional chemo-diversity are used and developed. The aim of this research is to carry out integrated approaches for the study and valorization of specialized metabolites from original resources of natural substances such as symbiotic microorganisms.