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:

  • Eurosense 2018 2.-5. September 2018, Verona, Italy
  • ECRO XXVIII Meeting 5.-8. September 2018,  Würzburg, Germany
  • ISOT 2020 20.-24. June 2020, Portland. Oregon, USA


ECRO is starting 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.


Science & SciLifeLab PRIZERecent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1000-word essay based on their thesis work. Four winners — in the categories of Cell and Molecular Biology,
Ecology and Environment, Genomics and Proteomics and Translational Medicine — will be selected for this international award. Make sure your recent PhD graduate doesn’t miss out on this opportunity! Winner will have essay published in Science, receive up to 10 000 USD in prize money and be honored in Stockholm (S) in December. Deadline: 15 July, 2018.

2018 Foods Travel Awards for junior investigators: Two $800 awards are to help junior investigators by supporting travel to scientific conferences to be held between October 2018 and September 2019. Details regarding application can be found in the following link. The ward winners' papers will be published in Foods (after peer review and revision). Deadline: 30 July, 2018.

Rosemarie Pangborn Sensory Science Scholarship: One $15,000 Sensory Science Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year to support a Ph.D. student who intends to teach and conduct research in the area of sensory science at the University level. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the memory of Professor Rose Marie Pangborn, who initiated the scholarship fund to encourage the education of Sensory Scientists intending to pursue academic careers. 

Jobs for chemosensory scientists:

Postdoctoral Openings in Human Olfactory Electrophysiology and Mouse Behavioral Neuroscience & fMRI

at University of Pennsylvania, USA - see ad

What is the world like without the sense of smell? See short film by Jacob LaMendola - outside link