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Annual Meeting: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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The rescheduled 36th annual meeting of the ISCE will be held from 5-10 September 2021 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 will be in Cape Town / Stellenbosch, 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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4 April 2021:

The ISCE firmly condemns recent acts of hate and violence toward Asians. See here for a full statement from the society.

2 April 2021:

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Göttingen to study the chemical ecology of a bacterial pathogen of sugar beets and its insect vector. [view listing]

26 March 2021:

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]

23 March 2021:

The Département des sciences naturelles at the Université du Québec en Outaouais invites applications for a tenure-track position in ecological biochemistry. [view listing]

22 March 2021:

The first issue of the 2021 ISCE newsletter is available, and voting is open for the 2021 officer election through May 1st. Please log into your account to vote. [view newsletters]

22 March 2021:

Positions are available for a doctoral student and postdoctoral researcher to study the chemical ecology of tritrophic systems at the University of Bern. [view listing]

18 March 2021:

Apex Bait Technologies is seeking a chemical ecologist to assist with insect bait development. [view listing]

17 March 2021:

A postdoctoral position is available at Acadia University to study the secondary metabolites of Psilocybe mushrooms. [view listing]

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