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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: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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The rescheduled 36th annual meeting of the ISCE was held from 5-10 September 2021 and 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, previously to be in South Africa, became the first fully virtual conference of the ISCE. The theme of the conference was "Chemical Ecology and Sustainable Development". Please see the official meeting website for more information.

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Recent News

8 September 2021:

The LBVpam (Laboratory of Plant Biotechnologies Applied to Aromatic and Medicinal Plants) at the University of Saint-Etienne is seeking candidates for a professorship specializing in plant metabolism and chemical ecology. [view listing]

19 August 2021:

A postdoctoral position is available at Kansas State University to study the chemical ecology and chemosensory genomics of insect pests of stored products. [view listing]

20 June 2021:

The second issue of the 2021 ISCE newsletter is published and available for viewing online! [view newsletters]

7 July 2021:

A provisional program is now available for the 36th Annual ISCE meeting, which will be in an entirely virtual format. Please see the official meeting website for more details, and note the extended 26 July deadline for early registration. [view meetings]

29 June 2021:

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Saint-Etienne to study the role of flower volatiles in plant-microbe interactions. [view listing]

24 June 2021:

A postdoctoral fellowship is available with the Robert Hanus Group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Prague to study the queen pheromones of termites. [view listing]

21 April 2021:

Registration is now open for the 36th Annual ISCE Meeting; the meeting will be held virtually, but registrants may indicate their interest in attending in person if restrictions allow. Please visit the official meeting website for more information.

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