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.


Important information due to the COVID-19 pandemic

ECRO sincerely hopes that all ECRO members are safe and healthy despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts go out to those who go through difficult times or have been affected by the virus, we hope for their swift and full recovery.

Upcoming Events:


Some impressions of ECRO 2019 in Trieste, Italy.

More photos can be found at: public photos and password-protected area.

Opportunities/Job Offers:

Jobs for chemosensory scientists:

  • Postdoctoral Positions in "Pathogen Sensing" at Saarland University School of Medicine, Homburg, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

for more information, see advertisement on our 'job offer' side


Outreach & Other News:

New Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Senses: Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to introduce Steven D. Munger, Ph.D. as the new Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Senses, taking over from Wolfgang Meyerhof after 11 exceptional years in the role. As the new Editor-in-Chief, Steven will build on this legacy, maintaining links with ECRO, AChemS, JASTS, AACSS and KSCSIB, and will launch several new initiatives to help the journal become more integrated in the chemosensory community. Among these include ensuring the Editorial Board continuously reflects the diversity of our field, and working on strategies for post-publication publicity to better communicate the exciting work published in Chemical Senses with the broader scientific community.

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