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Annual Meeting: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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The 36th annual meeting of the ISCE will be held from 6-11 September 2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, hosted by Drs. Jeremy Allison (Canadian Forest Service), Christian Pirk (University of Pretoria), Francois Roets (Stellenbosch University) and Bernard Slippers (FABI - University of Pretoria).

The meeting venue is the campus of Stellenbosch University, and the theme of the conference is "Chemical Ecology and Sustainable Development". Please see the official meeting website for updates on registration dates and submission deadlines.

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Recent News

17 February 2020:

The first issue of the 2020 ISCE newsletter is available, and voting is open for the 2020 officer election. Please log into your account to vote.

14 February 2020:

A PhD position is available in the group of Chemical Ecology at Bielefeld University to study the role of intraspecific plant chemodiversity in interactions with aphids. [view listing]

5 February 2020:

Pennsylvania State University will be hosting a short course in insect chemical ecology from 1-15 June 2020 that will feature lectures and discussion with many internationally-recognized experts. Please see here for more details.

25 January 2020:

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research is seeking a doctoral student to study the ecology and evolution of chemical defenses in a nightshade. [view listing]

21 January 2020:

A position is available at the Czech University of Life Sciences for a doctoral student to study pheromone communication in termites. [view listing]

13 January 2020:

A postdoctoral position is available at the Federal University of São Carlos to study essential oil formulations used to control insects. [view listing]

3 January 2020:

Two PhD positions are available at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology to study plant volatiles and chemodiversity. [view listings]

See more in the news archives.