ECRO XXX - 2020, Dresden - Germany

16. - 19. September 2020

Important information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

The ECRO board, together with the meeting organizers, is closely monitoring the current and expected development of the COVID-19 situation and evaluating whether it will be possible or not to host the ECRO meeting as planned. As a measure of precaution under the current circumstances, ECRO decided to postpone the opening of Registration and Abstract submission from April 1 to July 01, 2020. The ECRO board will review its decision at regular monthly intervals; the next update regarding the ECRO XXX Meeting will be given on May 02, 2020.

Conference Chair and Program Committee

Thomas Hummel

TU Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Conference Chair

Silke Sachse

MPI for Chemical Ecology

Jena, Germany

Moustafa Bensafi

Université Claude Bernard

Lyon , France

Veronica Egger

University of Regensburg Regensburg, Germany

Important Dates:

February 2020:    Call for Symposia 

postponed*:         Registration  (open)

postponed*:         Abstract submission  (closed)

postponed*:         Early-bird registration  (closed)

postponed*:         ECRO Travel Grant application  (closed)

postponed*:         Announcement of oral/poster presentations


* Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the opening of Registration and Abstract Submission have been postponed to July 1, 2020. The next update on this decision will be given on May 02, 2020.


Visit a research lab during your stay at the ECRO XXX Conference in Dresden.

ECRO XXX - Program Highlights

Keynote Lectures

• Noam Sobel (Rehovot): Smelling without an olfactory apparatus

• Asifa Majid (York): Chemosensation and language

• Hans Hatt (Bochum): Extranasal olfactory receptors

• Ilona Grunwald Kadow (Munich): Decision-making - processing of odors and tastes in the brain

• Linda Barlow (Denver): Regenerating the Sense of Taste



Opening Symposium on Neural Regeneration

• Gerd Kempermann (Dresden): Neural regeneration in the CNS

• Olaf Bergmann (Dresden): Neural regeneration in the olfactory bulb 

• Jim Schwob (Boston): Neural regeneration in the olfactory epithelium

ECRO XXX - Satellite Symposium

Special Event (in German Language)

Johannes Frasnelli is presenting his book entitled:

Wir riechen besser als wir denken!

Friday, September 18, 2020; 19:30; Richters Buchhandlung ( ... more info)

ECRO Mentorship Program

Please follow this link to find out more about the Mentorship Program

ECRO 2020 will be supported by: