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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


Registration is open for the 2017 ISCE meeting in Kyoto, Japan. The deadline for early registration is 22 June.

14 June 2017:

New book on monarch-milkweed chemical ecology: "Monarchs and milkweed," authored by ISCE member Anurag Agrawal. Please visit the publisher's website for more information!

10 June 2017:

Science Club: ISCE member Dr. Anurag Agrawal interviews Dr. Paul Feeny about his life and career at Cornell and his experiences with chemical ecology. [view interview]

17 May 2017:

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology is seeking a doctoral student to characterize the genes in longhorned beetles that encode plant cell wall degrading enzymes. [view listing]

30 April 2017:

The Hillier Lab at Acadia University is seeking a doctoral student and postdoctoral researcher to conduct research on pheromone diversity in heliothine moths. [view listing]

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]

See more in the news archives.