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.



ECRO XXXI Meeting - ECRO 2021 - 50th Anniversary of ECRO, Cascais, Portugal



  World Taste and Smell Day  -  sponsored by ECRO

   Smell and Taste Conference 13  -  sponsored by ECRO

  • 8. - 09. October 2021, Dresden, Germany

ECRO XXXII Meeting - ECRO 2022 - Berlin, Germany

Organizer(s): Jessica Freiherr, Ivan Manzini, Johannes Reisert, Michael Schmuker, Silke Sachse 

  • The Call for Symposia will be announced soon.


ECRO XXXIII Meeting - ECRO 2023 - The Netherlands

Organizer(s): Sanne Boesveldt



ISOT 2024 Meeting - ECRO XXXIV - Iceland

Organizer(s): Bill Hansson and Peter Mombaerts


Some impressions of our unforgettable ECRO 2021 annual meeting in Cascais, Portugal. See more here.

Opportunities/Job Offers:

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