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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: Budapest, Hungary
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The 34th annual meeting of the ISCE was held in Budapest, Hungary from 12-18 August, 2018 and hosted by by Miklós Tóth and Zoltán Imrei of the Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Thank you to all our members and especially to the organizers for making this meeting a huge success! The official meeting website is still available online for viewing the program and abstracts, which are also listed under the "previous meetings" section of the ISCE website. Additionally, please return here in the coming months for more information regarding the 2019 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

In Memoriam
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The ISCE mourns the passing of Dr. Jerrold (Jerry) Meinwald, one of the founding fathers of chemical ecology, who died peacefully of cancer April 23, 2018 at the age of 91. Dr. Meinwald was internationally recognized for his research, contributing hundreds of articles to the field of chemical ecology and advocating for the science at home and abroad.

For more about Dr. Meinwald's life, please continue reading here, or view this video tribute.

Recent News

21 August 2018:

Keele University is seeking a research associate who will use chemical ecology to develop new management solutions for fall armyworm. [view listing]

15 August 2018:

The Lindroth research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a technician or postdoctoral researcher to manage projects involving natural products chemistry and plant-insect interactions. [view listing]

14 August 2018:

Two postdoctoral opportunities are available at the University of Neuchâtel to manage an arthropod behavior and electrophysiology platform and screen potential attractants and repellents. [view listing]

13 August 2018:

Charles Sturt University is seeking high quality applicants for two PhD scholarships to research aspects of dung beetle biology and chemical ecology. [view listing]

See more in the news archives.