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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 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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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]

19 November 2020:

Two positions are available at the University of Griefswald for PhD students interested in the chemosensory biology of spiders. [view listing]

12 November 2019:

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

28 October 2020:

The Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology at Technische Universität Braunschweig seeks a doctoral student to study insect adaptations to plant chemical defenses. [view listing]

30 September 2020:

A postdoctoral position is available with the USDA-ARS in Hilo, Hawaii, to study microbial-produced chemical attactants and repellents of Bactrocera fruit flies. [view listing]

20 September 2020:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University to study the transfer of defensive compounds in plant communities. [view listing]

3 September 2020:

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations is presenting five online seminars on the chemical ecology of forest insects, to be held every other Thursday from 17 September - 12 November. [view meetings]

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