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Welcome!  The International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) is organized exclusively for scientific purposes, and specifically to promote the understanding of interactions between organisms and their environment that are mediated by naturally occurring chemicals. Research areas include the chemistry, biochemistry and function of natural products, their importance at all levels of ecological organization, their evolutionary origin, and their practical application.

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Annual Meeting: Atlanta, USA
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The 35th annual meeting of the ISCE was held in Atlanta, Georgia from 2-6 June 2019, and hosted by by Mark Hay and Julia Kubanek of the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Biological Sciences and Aquatic Chemical Ecology Center.

Congratulations to the organizers for a successful meeting! The scientific program, including oral and poster abstracts, is available on the the official meeting website as well the ISCE meeting archive. Photographs of the meeting may be contributed here. Check back soon for information on the 2020 meeting, to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Recent News

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]

6 August 2019:

The Tholl lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to study the biosynthetic evolution of terpene pheromones and defense metabolites in insects. [view listing]

2 August 2019:

A postdoctoral position is available at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden to study ontogenetic changes in plant chemical defenses. [view listing]

29 July 2019:

A postdoctoral position is available in the fields of insect behavior, chemical/molecular ecology, and pest management in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University. [view listing]

24 July 2019:

A postdoctoral position is available at Louisiana State University to study plant chemical defenses and plant-herbivore interactions in coastal wetlands. [view listing]

4 July 2019:

Bedoukian Research is sponsoring the design of a new tie and scarf that capture the scientific breadth of the ISCE. The winner will receive a monetary prize and travel support to the 2020 ISCE meeting in South Africa. Click here for more details!

See more in the news archives.