Notice regarding COVID-19/coronavirus: At present, the annual meeting of the ISCE will proceed as planned in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
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Annual Meeting: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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The 36th annual meeting of the ISCE will be held from 6-11 September 2020 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 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 venue is the campus of Stellenbosch University, and the theme of the conference is "Chemical Ecology and Sustainable Development". Please see the official meeting website for updates on registration dates and submission deadlines.

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Recent News

2 April 2020:

Three 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 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:

The short course in insect chemical ecology at Pennsylvania State University has been postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19. Please see here for more details.

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:

Positions are available at the University of Alberta for both a Master's and PhD student to study the pheromone biology of agriculturally-important midge species. [view listing]

17 February 2020:

The first issue of the 2020 ISCE newsletter is available, and voting is open for the 2020 officer election through April 1st. Please log into your account to vote.

14 February 2020:

A PhD position is available in the group of Chemical Ecology at Bielefeld University to study the role of intraspecific plant chemodiversity in interactions with aphids. [view listing]

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