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:


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


Jobs for chemosensory scientists:

  • PhD Position in Sensory and Molecular Neuroscience at Saarland University, Germany.
  • Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Neuroscience at Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA
  • Postdoctoral Position in Sensory Neuroscience at University of Miami, USA.

for more information, see advertisement on our side

Rosemarie Pangborn Sensory Science Scholarship: One $15,000 Sensory Science Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 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. Deadline: 7. June 2019

European PhD Flavor Research Programme (GIRACT)the programme to promote Flavor Research amongst PhD Students in Europe by awarding 6 first year bursaries and 1 best thesis prize is a great success with enthusiastic participation from many universities across Europe for both the first year bursary and the best thesis awards. Deadline: 31. October 2019

ECRO 2019 Trieste Sponsors - Thank You: