International Short Course in Insect Chemical Ecology

Posted: November 26, 2013

Penn State University's Center for Chemical Ecology is pleased to announce a summer course in Insect Chemical Ecology called ICE 14 that will be conducted on the Penn State campus June 1 -15, 2014

The course will feature guest lectures by, and discussions with, chemical ecology experts from around the world.
ICE 14 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, 2010.

Each day, students will hear lectures by 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 the real world. Also, there will be hands-on laboratory experience with a variety of techniques in semiochemicals research.