On April 16, 2019, the Chemical Ecology field lost one pioneer and the Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists (APACE) lost our society founder and our first president, Prof. Kenji Mori (森謙治). Prof. Mori passed away after battling against bile duct cancer in Tokyo, Japan.
Professor Kyung-Saeng Boo was one of the founding members of the Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists (APACE) and was APACE 4th president from 2005 to 2007. He was instrumental along with other founders to establish the APACE in 1997 immediately after the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference of Entomology in Taichung, Taiwan. As a result of these pioneering efforts, chemical ecology has continued to grow and flourish in the Asia-Pacific region.
Prof. Boo is now resting in peace. It is our job to keep his spirit alive and continue to perform inspiring research so that the wonderful world of insect chemical communication can be enjoyed from generation to generation.
see the original article (ISCE Newsletter 2020 Issue 2)
of Chemical Ecologists
Prof. Dr. Dr. hc mult. Wittko Francke (a Giant and Legend in chemical ecology) passed away
On Dec. 29, 2020, we lost a legend
in the Chemical Ecology field and
the former president of ISCE,
Prof. Dr. Wittko Francke.
He passed away due to the
infection of COVID 19
in Hamburg, Germany.
Obituary by his colleague and a close friend,
Dr. Chris Meier.
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