ICE 17 - International Short Course in Insect Chemical Ecology

Penn State University's Center for Chemical Ecology is pleased to announce a two-week-long summer course in Insect Chemical Ecology called ICE 17

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May 31, 2017 to June 14, 2017

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ICE 17 is a continuation of the highly successful ICE short course series that began at the Swedish Agricultural University at Alnarp (SLU Alnarp) in 2003 and now rotates annually between Penn State, SLU Alnarp, and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany. It was last held at Penn State in June 2014.

Each day, students will hear lectures by different international experts and have small group discussion sessions with them in an informal setting. There will be a field trip to fruit orchards in southern Pennsylvania to see applied uses of semiochemicals in successful commercial-grower IPM settings. Also, there will be laboratory demonstrations with opportunities for hands-on experience with a variety of techniques in semiochemicals research.

On June 1st, the opening day, students will have the opportunity to give a poster presentation of their own research as well as a five-minute oral summary of their poster to the entire class.

The early registration fee will be $650 US if students register on or before March 31, 2017. After March 31 the registration fee will be $750 US. The registration fee covers enrollment in the course, a day-long field trip to Southern Pennsylvania orchards, the farewell banquet, and coffee, tea, and snacks at the coffee breaks. The course will be on a first-come first-serve basis and enrollment will be capped at 50 students.  Graduate students will have priority, but post-docs and others will be accepted as well if there is room. Full refunds will be issued to cancellations received by May 15.