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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: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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The 36th annual meeting of the ISCE will be held from 6-11 September 2020 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.

New: ISCE on Social Media
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Looking to gain experience using social media to improve your science communication? Consider helping the ISCE to increase its presence on social media platforms. The ISCE executive committee is seeking a team of 4 volunteers to co-manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and WeChat accounts. Click here for more details!

Recent News

3 December 2019:

The Saporito lab at John Carroll University has a position for an M.S. student interested in studying the chemical ecology of tropical poison frogs. [view listing]

27 November 2019:

Several PhD and postdoctoral positions are available to study numerous aspects of chemical ecology within the Max Planck Center next Generation Insect Chemical Ecology (nGICE). [view listing]

15 November 2019:

A PhD fellowship is available through the EXTEMIT-K project to study forest chemical ecology at the Czech University of Life Sciences. [view listing]

13 November 2019:

A position is available at the Israeli Agricultural Research Organization to study attractants of plant mites. [view listing]

1 November 2019:

A position is available with Firmenich for a chemical ecologist with a background in analytical chemistry and electrophysiology. [view listing]

See more in the news archives.