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Annual Meeting: Kyoto, Japan
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The 33rd annual meeting of the ISCE will be held in Kyoto, Japan from 23-27 August, 2017 and is hosted by Junji Takabayashi and Naoki Mori of Kyoto University. This will be our second joint meeting with our colleagues in APACE, the Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists.

The meeting venue will be held at the Fukakusa campus of Ryukoku University. More information about the conference and registration schedule is available at the official meeting website.

Recent News


Abstract submission is now open for the 2017 ISCE meeting in Kyoto, Japan. The deadline for general submission is 15 May, and for student travel awards, extended to 29 April.

4 April 2017:

A PhD research assistantship is available to study the chemical ecology of plant-herbivore-natural enemy interactions in the Fadamiro lab at Auburn University. [view listing]

23 March 2017:

The Czech University of Life Sciences invites applications for ten doctoral students and six postdoctoral researchers to study the chemical ecology of bark beetles and spruce trees as part of the EXTEMIT-K project. [view listing]

19 March 2017:

The Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Salzburg is seeking two doctoral students to study the pollinators and floral scent of the brood-site deceptive plant Arum maculatum. [view listing]

27 February 2017:

The first issue of the 2017 ISCE newsletter is available, and voting is open for the 2017 officer election. Please log into your account to vote.

30 January 2017:

A postdoctoral position in the molecular biology of chemoreception is available in the laboratories of Dr. Nael McCarty at Emory University and Dr. Julia Kubanek at the Georgia Institute of Technology. [view listing]

29 January 2017:

The Tholl lab at Virginia Tech is seeking a Master's student to study the biosynthesis and engineering of insect pheromones in stink bugs. [view listing]

See more in the news archives.