Total synthesis of natural
products, especially sesqui- and diterpenes with physiologically attractive properties in
the field of cropprotection (antifeedants, repellants, pheromones), therapeutics, and
flavour and fragrances.
Synthesis starting from
abundantly available chiral natural products, mostly terpenes and steroids (agrification)
and identification of semichemicals and therapeutics
Enzymes in organic synthesis
and their application in biotechnology.