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 XXIX Meeting:
    • Program and abstract book as well as the interactive agenda are available online: link
  • ECRO XXX Meeting - ECRO 2020, 16.-19. September 2020, Dresden, Germany
  • ECRO XXXI Meeting - ECRO 2021 - 50th Anniversary of ECRO, Lisbon, Italy


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:

  • Postdoctoral Position at New York University, School of Medicine, USA
  • 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


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: