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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.

Recent News

16 October 2019:

The Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study the molecular mechanism of plant volatile modification and perception by insects. [view listing]

26 September 2019:

The third issue of the 2019 ISCE newsletter is published and available for viewing online! [view newsletters]

12 September 2019:

A PhD position is available in the Forest Pathology lab at SLU-Alnarp to study volatile compounds as indicators of pathogens and pests of trees. [view listing]

11 September 2019:

Two positions are available with Firmenich to study the chemosensory biology and chemoreceptors of arthropods. [view listing]

22 August 2019:

Apex Bait Technologies is seeking a research scientist with expertise in chemical ecology to develop new technologies for control of bed bugs. [view listing]

20 August 2019:

A symposium is planned in memory of Prof. Koji Nakanishi for 28 March, 2020, at Columbia University. Please respond here if you are interested in attending, and additional information will be forthcoming for attendees.

6 August 2019:

A postdoctoral position is available to study the interaction of ozone and floral volatiles at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive at CNRS. [view listing]

See more in the news archives.