The XXVI ECRO Congress in Athens, Greece (7-10 September 2016) was a great success both scientifically and socially! Many thanks to Marika Kapsimali for the perfect organisation.
We are sorry to inform the ECRO community that Dr Martine Cattarelli (France) recently passed away. Martine has been a very active member since the beginning of ECRO . As General Secretary (she has left in 2002) she also largely contributed to the success of our Association. Her scientific contributions significantly improved our understanding of the physiological basis of the olfactory memory, the odor-taste aversion congruence and the role of the piriform cortex. She will be sorely missed by the community.
Please see latest news - Announcement of 2016-2017, Rose Marie Pangborn, SENSORY SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP, Giract Grants for PhD students (deadline 31st October 2016)
The goal of ECRO is to promote fundamental and applied research in chemosensory science especially olfaction and taste in vertebrates and invertebrates. ECRO organizes a annual congress to that end. ECRO is financed by individual member subscriptions and by donations from industry and research institutions. To facilitate participation of younger scientists ECRO supports travel grants for students. We invite your applications for grants.
The ECRO website is a pathway between academic researchers, industry, scientists and students. Information about active researchers in chemosensory science can be found in our member list. Students and postdoc searching for a laboratory to study olfaction and taste can get valuable information in the Congress Abstracts or the Member's list.
ECRO encourages members to organise minisymposia on specific topics for brainstorming discussions.
Organisation Europeenne pour les Recherches Chimiosensorielles - European Chemoreception Research Organisation
Non-profit French Association (law of 1st July 1901, article 5; decree of 16 August 1901, article 2) registered at the Police Prefecture of Paris 21st January 1971, RMA Number WMA W751025356, SIREN-SIRET 19753480300014 Registered Address: 11 place Marcelin berthelot, 75005 Paris 05, France
Some photos from the ECRO2016 Congress are shown below - a memorable excursion to the Temple of Poseidon, Sounion, Greece, and the speakers involved in the Young Scientists Symposium organised by Stefan Fuss and Peter Mombaerts.