A new and very relevant workshop on Odor Spaces 2013

The 1st International Workshop on "Odor spaces" will be held in Hannover, Germany this September.

The goal of this workshop is to deepen our understanding of the various interdisciplinary aspects of odor spaces:  across  the chemical, sensory, perceptual and physical levels. A summary of the workshop, including a list of confirmed participants is available on the website:


The ultimate aim of the workshop is to produce a series of reviews and opinion articles on odor spaces, to be published in a peer-reviewed open-access journal. To facilitate this, we will form focus groups during the workshop, to elaborate particular aspects of odor spaces independently and ideally draft an article outline.

We particularly encourage posters and talks related to the construction and/or analysis of olfactory related experimental or chemical databases that will be essential to making future progress on the odor space problem.

The workshop will take place on Sep 4-7th 2013 at the beautiful location of Herrenhausen Palace in Hannover, Germany. The number of participants is limited to 60. One third of the places are reserved for young investigators,  PhD students and postdocs. Full board accommodation will be provided. There is a possibility that we will be able to provide a limited number of travel grants. Please indicate whether you need travel support in your application.

To apply, please send an abstract (500 words max) of your presentation (post/short talk) and a statement of motivation including your contribution to the field (1 page max) to apply@odorspaces2013.org . Participants will be selected on the basis of their abstracts, their motivation to attend the meeting and their past contribution to the field.

Deadline for applications is July 4th, 2013.

Applicants will be notified on the success of their application until July 11th, 2013.