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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: Bengaluru, India
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The 38th annual meeting of the ISCE will take place from 23-27 July 2023 in Bengaluru, India, hosted by Dr. Renee M. Borges of the Indian Institute of Science. The theme of the conference will be Chemical Ecology in the Anthropocene, emphasizing the effects of climate change and anthropogenic chemicals on chemical communication.

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

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Recent News

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]

26 May 2023:

A three-year PhD position is available in the Department of Evolutionary Animal Ecology at the University of Bayreuth Germany, to study multimodal courtship signals. [view listing]

11 May 2023:

Three postdoctoral researcher positions are available in the Riffell laboratory at the Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle WA (USA) to study (1) visual and olfactory integration in mosquitoes, (2) the effects of biogenic amines on mosquitoes and (3) olfactory learning in mosquitoes. [view listing]

24 April 2023:

A Research Entomologist position is available at the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland (USA) to conduct basic and applied research on insect behavior. [view listing]

19 April 2023:

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology is hosting a Max Planck Research Group working in the area of chemically-mediated interactions among organisms. [view listing]

11 April 2023:

A four-year postdoc position is available at The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL (ETH-Domain), Switzerland, to work on the chemical ecology of oak-herbivore interactions. [view listing]

26 March 2023:

The Phytophagy Lab at Cornell University, led by Anurag Agrawal, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and natural products chemistry. [view listing]

26 March 2023:

The Institute for Organismic and Molecular Evolution at the University of Mainz is offering a PhD assistantship to study the real-time evolution of plant-herbivore interactions. [view listing]

2 March 2023:

Five doctoral positions are available at the International Max Planck Research School in Jena, Germany, to study ecological applications of molecular, chemical, and neurobiological techniques. [view listing]

1 March 2023:

The first issue of the 2023 ISCE newsletter is available, and voting is open for the 2023 officer election through May 1st. Please log into your account to vote. [view newsletters]

9 February 2023:

A one-year postdoc position is available in the Department of Biology at Lund University to work on the chemosensory receptor genes in arthropods. [view listing]

5 February 2023:

The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (INRAE) in Versailles, France, is offering a permanent scientist position to work on insect chemical ecology. [view listing]

3 February 2023:

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University is offering a postdoctoral position to study biological nitrification inhibitors in wheat. [view listing]

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