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Welcome to the 23rd ISCE Annual Meeting
The 23rd Annual Meeting of the ISCE will take place in Jena (Germany), July 22-26, 2007
The meeting will bring together interested people, from young researchers to experienced leaders, working on all aspects of Chemical Ecology. It is organized to promote the understanding of interactions between organisms and their environment that are mediated by naturally occurring chemicals. Research areas include the chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and function of all kinds of natural products, their importance at all levels of ecological organization, their evolutionary origin and their practical application.
The program will cover the classical fields of the Society such as olfactory reception, with emphasis on cutting-edge methods of analysis, synthesis, and aspects of molecular recognition and cerebral interpretation of environmentally associated signals. It is the special aim of the meeting to highlight the enormous complexity of such interactions, demonstrating that an original plant defense can serve as the entrance point for a sequestered defensive strategy of insects and that microbial contributions have to be considered as hidden but essential elements of biotic interactions at almost all levels. Finally, the adaptation and evolution of biotic interactions will be an important topic honoring the historical contributions of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (of Ernst Haeckel,among others) to the elementary question of the origin of the multitude of organisms we currently know.
In 1997, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology was founded and built in Jena. Together with the institutes of the Friedrich Schiller University, it contributes to the long and successful tradition of ecological research in Jena. In 2007, the year of the meeting, this institute will celebrate the first decade of its existence.
There are many reasons why nobody should miss the 23rd Annual ISCE meeting or the opportunity to meet in Jena, the city of Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe, Otto Schott, Ernst Haeckel, Goethe and Schiller. Here, you will be able to share information and data on a whole range of topics related to Chemical Ecology. The meeting will take place on the campus of the Friedrich Schiller University. This area is located downtown not far away from most places of interest and historical monuments
I am looking forward to seeing you in Jena in July 2007.
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Ökologie
Prof.Dr. Wilhelm Boland
Phone: +49 (0)3641 57-1200 /-1201