Welcome to ECRO

The European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO) promotes fundamental and applied research in chemosensory science especially olfaction and taste in vertebrates and invertebrates. ECRO organizes an 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. ECRO also financially supports the organization of scientific meetings in the field of Olfaction and Taste.


 Upcoming events

ISOT2024 image is website link
ISOT2024 image is website link

 ISOT 2024 Meeting - ECRO XXXIV - Reykjavik, Iceland 

(22. - 26. June 2014)

Organizer(s): Bill Hansson and Peter Mombaerts

Early registration is open 
Deadline: 1 April 2024, on 2 April higher rates!

Abstract submission

Deadline: 1 March 2024

A taste of the symposia titles

Iceland News - 29. May 2024

Note that the recent volcanic activity in Iceland is not causing any issues with arriving and departing from Iceland.

The volcanic activity is limited to an area on the Reykjanes peninsula, with no effects on the capital or other areas of Iceland



Passengers enjoyed magnificent view from airplane. 

Photo/Sigurður Jökull Ólafsson - News

Iceland monitor: link


More news updates: mbl.is

Opportunities/Job Offers

Outreach & Other News

ObituariesGoodbye to some of our chemosensory and ECRO friends.

Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR): A growing number of reports show that significant numbers of patients with diagnosed COVID-19 developed smell and taste symptoms, often in the absence of other symptoms. To understand reports of chemosensory issues related to COVID-19, the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR) has been created.


Please follow this link to learn more about the GCCR initiative.

Outreach: ECRO has started a public information initiative to communicate knowledge regarding taste and smell to patients as well as industry. New links/connections will be initially shared on our Home page and will eventually move to the Tab Outreach. Send information to: contact@ecro.online