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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 at the University of Stellenbosch in the Cape, South Africa.

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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21 April 2020:

The annual meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology has been postponed to 2021. See here for more information.

6 April 2020:

The COVID-19 quarantine spurs an impromptu and historic meeting of 22 ISCE presidents.

2 April 2020:

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1 April 2020:

A postdoctoral position is available jointly with FABI, University of Pretoria and the Canadian Forest Service to study the chemical ecology of insects in pine and eucalyptus habitats. [view listing]

30 March 2020:

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19 March 2020:

Abstract submission for the 36th annual ISCE meeting has been extended until 13 April. Please see the official conference website for more details.

24 February 2020:

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