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Organisation Europeenne pour les Recherches Chimiosensorielles (ECRO)

European Chemoreception Research Organisation (ECRO)

Domiciliated at Collège de France,11 place Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 Paris, France

Non-profit French Association  (Loi du 1er juillet 1901, article 5, decret du 16 aout 1901, article 2)

Registered: Prefecture de Police Paris, France (Journal Officiel de la Republique Française, 21 Janvier 1971) RMA Number W751025356, SIREN-SIRET 19753480300014

ECRO was inaugurated in 1970 at the International Summer Course on Odour Perception, in Utrecht, with the aim of promoting and coordinating research in chemoreception. 

It was officially registered in Paris in 1971 and although it began as a European venture, it now has members from outside Europe and sees its function as world-wide. The goal of ECRO is to promote fundamental and applied research in chemosensory sciences, especially olfaction and taste. ECRO is financed by individual member subscriptions and by donations from industry and research institutions.Since 1978 ECRO has been affiliated with UNESCO.

ECRO activities comprise scientific meetings, and summer schools. To facilitate participation of younger scientists ECRO supports travel grants for students. ECRO encourages members to organize minisymposia on specific topics for brainstorming discussions.

Click here for the ECRO Constitution - Constitution in French -  Board

                                    ECRO Board (2016-2018):

President: Prof. Peter Brennan, School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UK

President Elect: Prof. Trese Leinders-Zufall, Institute of Physiology, Saarland University, Germany

Past President: Prof. Wolfgang Meyerhof, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Germany

General Secretary: Dr. Didier Trotier, CNRS, Gif-sur Yvette, France

Executive Secretary and Treasurer: Prof. Krishna Persaud, SCEAS, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Elected member: Dr. Stefan Fuss, Assistant Professor, Bogazici University, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul, Turkey

Co-opted member: Dr Marika Kapsimali, IBENS, Developmental Biology Section, Ecole Normale Supérieure,  Paris, France

Board Communication Contact Address: Dr. Didier Trotier, ECRO General Secretary

Auditors: Prof. Thomas Hummel and Prof. Ottorino Belluzzi

Editor ECRO Newsletter: Prof. Paolo Pelosi University of Pisa, Italy

ECRO Honorary Members:  Dr. R. Harper (Reading) Prof. Patrick Mac Leod (Jouy en Josas), Prof. E.P. Koster (Utrecht) Prof. A. Holley (Lyon), Dr. Dieter Glaser (Zurich), Dr. Karl-Ernst Kaissling (Seewiesen), Dr. Steve van Toller (Warwick), Dr. Gordon Birch (Reading), Prof. Dr. Juerg Solms (Zurich).

Bank details: 
Bank: Societe Generale
Address: Paris Croix Rouge
Zip code: 75006
City, country: Paris, France
IBAN: FR76 3000 3031 9000 0506 0985 396
SWIFT code: SOGEFRPP
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