APACE was officially inaugurated at a symposium meeting held in conjunction with Third Asia-Pacific Conference of Entomology in Taichung, Taiwan on 21 November 1997. APACE is organized to promote the understanding of interactions between organisms and their environments that are mediated by naturally occurring chemicals. Research areas include the study of structure, function, synthesis and biosynthesis of natural products related to organisms, their importance at all levels of ecological organization, their evolutionary origin and their practical application.
8th APACE Meeting 2015,"Chemical Ecology: Signaling in the 21st Century"
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - Saturday, September 26, 2015
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, California 92840
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On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I invite you to attend and support our 8th Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologist (APACE) Conference with the theme “Chemical Ecology: Signaling in the 21st Century”, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from Sept. 23 - 26, 2015, in California, USA. The conference site is located in Anaheim/Orange County, which is situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, in the heart of sunny Southern California. This unique region has a vibrant yet laid-back vibe, a creative spirit and a diverse range of activities that make it one of the nation's most popular destinations. It is the home to world-famous theme parks, distinguished shopping centers and trendy beach towns. Please join us at this major event in Anaheim, California!
APACE Conference is a premier international forum for research scientists from industries and State and Federal Institutes, as well as students and faculties of universities around Asia-Pacific regions to present their recent discoveries and development from basic research to practical applications with regard to the chemical ecology disciplines and areas. It will attract over 300 members from all over the world. This conference will be a showcase to provide a unique opportunity for industries to promote their developed products and services, and also take advantages of novel scientific ideas for developing innovative technologies.
Registration types include Member, Non-member, and Student. These registration types include conference material and amenities, an informal welcome reception, morning and afternoon coffee & tea breaks.
Registration will open May 1.
The opportunity to save on your registration fee is available. The Early registration deadline is July 15; Late registration deadline ends on September 13, than On-site registration rates will apply.
The following rates are proposed and subject to change:
Members $500, Non-Members $550, Students, $275.
Hotel and Lodging / Conference Venue:
Hyatt Regency Orange will be the venue for the conference.
A special rate of $139 USD + taxes / night has been arranged.
For reservations "click here"
Abstract submission for an oral or poster presentation will open March 1
Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunities available - click here for more information.
Wednesday, September 23 Registration Open
Thursday, September 24 Opening Plenary, Symposiums /Oral Presentations
Friday, September 25 Symposiums / Oral Presentations
Saturday, September 26 Symposiums / Oral Presentations
Chair: Junwei Jerry Zhu (USDA-ARS, AMRU, NE-CA)
Gabrielle Nevitt (UC-Davis, CA)
Agenor Marfra-Neto (ISCA Technologies, Inc., CA)
Dangsheng Liang (Apex Bait Technologies, Inc., CA)
Eric Jang (USDA-ARS, HI)
Academic Organizing Committee:
Alexandre IL’lchev/Tilman Harder (Australia)
Jerry Zhu/Aijung Zhang/Qinghe Zhang/Coby Schal/Ken Haynes/Jocylyn Millar/Tom Baker/Ring Cardé (USA)
Christer Löfstedt (Sweden)
Yukio Ishikawa/Naoki Mori(Japan)
Alvin Hee (Malaysia)
Kye-chung Park/Max Suckling (New Zealand)
Yongping Huang/Rensen Zeng/Fengming Yan(China)
Abstract for medal lecture:
Ecological significance of plant secondary metabolites in insect-plant-interactions
Ritsuo Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
Plants produce a diverse array of secondary metabolites as chemical
barriers against herbivores. Phytophagous insects are highly adapted to these allelochemicals and may use such unique substances as specific host-finding cues (kairomones), defensive substances of their own (allomones), and as sex pheromones by selectively sensing, incorporating and/or processing specific plant metabolites. Insects also serve as pollinators often effectively guided by specific floral fragrances (synomones) in the mutualistic interactions. My research aims to understand the ecological significance of such phytochemicals in the highly diverse interactions between insects and plants.