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Annual Meeting: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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The ISCE 2020 Organising Committee regrets to announce the postponement of the 36th annual meeting of the ISCE and associated symposia which was due to take place from 6–11 September 2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The meeting is rescheduled for 5–10 September 2021.

The difficult decision was made in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, and the subsequent restrictions placed on events in order to protect the public’s health and safety as well as travel restrictions and closed borders throughout the world. More information is available here and at the official meeting website.

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Recent News

20 September 2020:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University to study the transfer of defensive compounds in plant communities. [view listing]

3 September 2020:

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations is presenting five online seminars on the chemical ecology of forest insects, to be held every other Thursday from 17 September - 12 November. [view meetings]

31 July 2020:

The second issue of the 2020 ISCE newsletter is published and available for viewing online! [view newsletters]

24 July 2020:

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Chemical Ecology at Bielefeld University to study the chemical ecology of the sawfly Athalia rosae. [view listing]

20 June 2020:

PhD positions are available with the EXTEMIT-K project at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague to study the odorant receptor neurons of bark beetles. [view listing]

15 June 2020:

Prof. Kyung-Saeng Boo, longtime ISCE member and founding member of APACE, has passed away at the age of 79. Please see here for more information.

8 June 2020:

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop procedures for metabolomic data analysis and a technician to assist in research on plant chemical ecology. [view listings]

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