Dr Carsten Müller - PhD
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75263
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Chemical communication, smell and olfaction
Chemical signalling in general is fundamental process in all organisms. Chemical substances and mixtures are widely used in chemical communication and defense between organisms, serve as template for pharmaceuticals and can be affected by anthropogenic pollution even at sub-lethal levels.
Bouquets of volatile organic compounds, VOCs, or smells and scents have been shown to carry information on e.g. status, health and condition. My research focuses on analysis of complex bouquets of VOCs, which constitute scent and smells, with the aim to access such information, to inform research into behaviour and ecology and to design commercial applications.