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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

13 January 2020:

A postdoctoral position is available at the Federal University of São Carlos to study essential oil formulations used to control insects. [view listing]

3 January 2020:

Two PhD positions are available at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology to study plant volatiles and chemodiversity. [view listings]

21 December 2019:

A PhD fellowship is available at Aarhus University to study the patterns and pathways of plant primary and secondary metabolites in the legume rhizosphere. [view listing]

14 December 2019:

ISCE Member Dr. Walter Leal presents the Entomological Society of America's Founders’ Memorial Lecture, honoring the life and work of chemical ecologist Dr. Tom Eisner. [view plenary]

12 December 2019:

Two PhD positions are available in the group of Chemical Ecology at Bielefeld University to study the role of intraspecific plant chemodiversity in interactions with aphids or flower visiting insects. [view listing]

3 December 2019:

The Saporito lab at John Carroll University has a position for an M.S. student interested in studying the chemical ecology of tropical poison frogs. [view listing]

27 November 2019:

Several PhD and postdoctoral positions are available to study numerous aspects of chemical ecology within the Max Planck Center next Generation Insect Chemical Ecology (nGICE). [view listing]

15 November 2019:

A PhD fellowship is available through the EXTEMIT-K project to study forest chemical ecology at the Czech University of Life Sciences. [view listing]

See more in the news archives.