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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: Prague, Czech Republic
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The 39th annual meeting of the ISCE will take place from 14-18 July 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic, hosted by Dr. Anna Jiroŝová from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and Dr. Robert Hanus from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

More information about the meeting, including its venue, symposia, and key dates, may be found at the official meeting website as it becomes available.

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Recent News

20 November 2023:

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of California, Riverside is seeking an Assistant Professor of Nematology to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, focused on plant resistance and crop breeding for resistance to nematodes. [view listing]

02 November 2023:

A PhD position is available at the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia, to study the use of pheromones in the management of mirids and vegetable bugs. [view listing]

18 October 2023:

A permanent position in Chemical Ecology of Agricultural Crops is available in the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, to elucidate the mechanisms behind the uptake, transport, transformation, translocation, and effects of natural chemicals in plants and soil biota. [view listing]

18 October 2023:

A PhD position is available in the Institute of Plant Sciences (Prof. Matthias Erb's lab) at the University of Bern, Switzerland, to characterize volatile dynamics across groups of maize plants and to combine it with molecular manipulation and phytochemical analysis to elucidate the significance of volatile-mediated interactions between plants at the field scale. [view listing]

06 October 2023:

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking a creative, productive, and self-motivated individual for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position to perform research in environmental chemistry in the laboratory of Dr. Christoph Aeppli. [view listing]

26 September 2023:

The Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA (USA) is currently seeking a chemical biologist/ecologist who is expected to launch a laboratory that contributes toward one or more of the Monell Strategic Research Aims. [view listing]

16 September 2023:

Congratulations to ISCE president Ted Turlings who has been awarded The Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist 2023.

14 September 2023:

The University of Göttingen Germany, is seeking to employ a Full Professor (W2) in Forest Entomology with a strong focus on forest entomologically relevant species and their interactions in forest ecosystems. [view listing]

06 September 2023:

A PhD position is available in the Department of Biology at Lund University Sweden, to gain new insights to the mechanisms and consequences of sensing and signaling in predator-prey interactions in aquatic foodwebs. [view listing]

15 July 2023:

The second issue of the 2023 ISCE newsletter is published and available for viewing online! [view newsletters]

14 July 2023:

A postdoctoral fellowship in Chemistry or Biochemistry is available at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ/USP) in the Department of Plant Pathology and Nematology Piracicaba, Săo Paulo State, Brazil, to study the interactions among plants, insects, and microorganisms to better understand the communication among them and generate strategies for insect and phytopathogen control. [view listing]

05 July 2023:

A PhD position is available in the Department of Biology at Lund University Sweden, to understand why the Eurasian spruce bark beetle Ips typographus seems to attack one of its secondary hosts at increasing rates in a warming climate. [view listing]

04 July 2023:

A PhD position is available in the Plant Evolutionary Ecology research group at The Institute for Organismic and Molecular Evolution at the University of Mainz Germany, to study real-time evolution of plant-herbivore interactions. [view listing]

15 June 2023:

The Helms Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in the areas of sustainable agriculture and chemical ecology in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. [view listing]

26 May 2023:

icipe is seeking its next Director General (DG) who will build on the Centre's strong reputation and credibility and further develop its institutional goals in a dynamic changing environment. [view listing]

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