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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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In Memoriam:

Society member and former ISCE president Dr. Wittko Francke passed away on December 27, 2020, at the age of 80. Dr. Francke was a prominent chemist and author of more than 450 publications in chemical ecology and natural product chemistry. For more about Dr. Francke's life, please continue reading here.

8 January 2020:

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations is presenting an online seminar series on the chemical ecology of bark and wood-boring insects, to be held through January - April. [view meetings]

25 December 2020:

A position is available with Firmenich for a research scientist specializing in chemical ecology and entomology. [view listing]

17 December 2020:

A PhD position is available in the Züst lab at the University of Zurich to study the chemical defenses of plants in the genus Erysimum. [view listing]

8 December 2020:

A position is available at the University of Griefswald for a PhD student interested in the chemosensory biology of spiders. [view listing]

3 December 2020:

Positions are available at North Carolina State University for two doctoral students to study the intersection of forest health genomics and chemical ecology. [view listing]

20 November 2020:

The Vardi lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science is seeking doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to study the chemical ecology of microbial interactions in marine environments. [view listing]

See more in the news archives.