ISOCS newsletter

The ISOCS newsletter is sent out to announce upcoming events or to inform about import developments with ISOCS or the olfaction community.

ISOCS Meeting at IMCS'2012 in Nuremberg

Dear ISOCS members, Many of you are attending the International Meeting on Chemical Sensors in Nuremberg next week.

ISOCS Newsletter March 2012


Happy New Year 2012! We welcome a new year full of opportunities for hot research and continuing activities for lifelong training.  
The ISOCS Short Course on Data Analysis, Robotics and Mobile Applications of Chemical Sensors took place 12-17 January 2012 in Kühtai, Austria, with great success.  Attendants got training by top researchers in Artificial Olfaction. It was not only slide presentations but also exciting hands-on experience including a robot competition on odor path tracking. You can see the actual videos in our webpage ( Additionally, the school provided ample time for interaction among attendants, teachers and also the possibility to enjoy the astonishing Alps landscape and even skiing.
We are pleased to announce the next society event: The ISOCS Short Course on Nanotechnologies for Chemical Trace Detection, will be hosted by the Microsystems and Nanotechnologies for Chemical Analysis Research group headed by Prof. E. Llobet at the Universitat Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona. (Spain). This exciting event will take place 4-7 June 2012 in Tarragona, directly on the Mediterranean coast 90 Km south of Barcelona.  Additionally, Tarragona (ancient Roman City of Tarraco) is a UNESCO World Heritage Center due to the Archaeological remnants. We hope to see you there for an exciting course. Registration details will be soon available in the society webpage. Do not miss this opportunity for training.
Even before, in May IMCS takes place in Europe and is in conjunction with Europe’s largest sensor fair: the SENSOR+TEST exhibition fair in Nuremberg. It will be an inspiring forum to learn the latest developments by the leading sensor companies worldwide. ISOCS society members are invited to join us there in a General Assembly meeting to debate about the society and its planning of future activities. This meeting is going to take place Tuesday 15:00 22nd May. The exact place will be announced on the website. Please check for updated information.
And finally (in case you have not done it yet!), do not forget to either become a member or renew your society membership for 2012 and continue developing your career, access essential networking opportunities and receive exclusive ISOCS benefits. Learn more about membership on the ISOCS website at

Join ISOCS today and earn an annual membership until 31st December 2012. There are two categories of membership - full membership and student membership. All members will be able to be a part of this active community and entitled to various benefits. For example, you will be eligible for a discount on all future ISOCS events such as Short Courses, Workshops and the ISOEN symposium series. You will also have access to past proceedings of many of these events.

Santiago Marco, ISOCS President, February 2012

ISOCS Newsletter November 2011


After the successful ISOEN’2011 Conference in New York, ISOCS is moving forward. Exciting short courses in Austria (winter) and Spain (summer) are announced. A few places are still available for the winter course. Do not miss this opportunity!!

ISOCS Newsletter Summer 2011

Message from the President

It is a pleasure and an honour to introduce myself as the new ISOCS president for the next two years. I have been serving as Vice-President for the last two years, doing my best to support our former President Julian W. Gardner. I was proposed by the ISOCS Executive in the General Assembly held on 3rd May 2011, at the Rockefeller University, New York, with the occasion of the 14th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose. Previous presidents Prof. J. Gardner and Prof. U. Weimar, have been long-lasting leaders of our community, much before the actual foundation of ISOCS. I remember my first oral presentation in chemical sensors in Eurosensors, Budapest-1993, as a fresh post-doc, being just after Prof. Gardner talking about the history of electronic noses. I believe that the best way to thank them is to keep working towards the advancement and consolidation of our community. In this spirit, I gladly accept this responsibility, and I hope to count on your help for an exciting bi-annual term.

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