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Welcome!  The International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) is organized exclusively for scientific purposes, and specifically to promote the understanding of interactions between organisms and their environment that are mediated by naturally occurring chemicals. Research areas include the chemistry, biochemistry and function of natural products, their importance at all levels of ecological organization, their evolutionary origin, and their practical application.

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Annual Meeting: Budapest, Hungary
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The 34th annual meeting of the ISCE will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 12-18 August, 2018 and hosted by by Miklós Tóth and Zoltán Imrei of the Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The meeting venue is the Novotel Budapest City Hotel. Budapest is the capital of Hungary and a crossroads of Europe, a history that lends itself to the meeting's theme, "East meets West". We will keep you advised of registration dates, and the official meeting website will be continuously updated as information is available.

In Memoriam
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The ISCE mourns the passing of Dr. Jerrold (Jerry) Meinwald, one of the founding fathers of chemical ecology, who died peacefully of cancer April 23, 2018 at the age of 91. Dr. Meinwald was internationally recognized for his research, contributing hundreds of articles to the field of chemical ecology and advocating for the science at home and abroad.

For more about Dr. Meinwald's life, please continue reading here, or view this video tribute.

Recent News

15 July 2018:

The second issue of the 2018 ISCE newsletter is published and available for viewing online! [view newsletters]

14 July 2018:

The Steinbauer lab at La Trobe University is seeking a doctoral student to study the chemical ecology of the invasive coastal tea tree in Australia and South Africa. [view listing]

27 June 2018:

The EXTEMIT-K project at the Czech University of Life Sciences is seeking a doctoral student to study the chemoreceptors of bark beetles. [view listing]

22 May 2018:

The Leal lab at the University of California, Davis is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar with experience in the molecular basis of insect olfaction. [view listing]

See more in the news archives.