On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is our great pleasure to announce the 49th International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO 2018) which will be held from 13th to 16th September 2018 in Niš, Serbia. The Symposium will be organised by the Serbian Society for Phytochemistry and Phytomedicine in association with the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics and the University of Niš, supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
Over the years, this prestigious annual symposium has developed into a unique meeting arena between leading experts, academic and industry scientists involved in the essential-oil research and representatives of the essential-oil industry from all around the world. The 49 th ISEO will feature plenary lectures and presentations of cutting-edge science of essential oils from a diverse group of scientists in the fields of natural product isolation, organic synthesis, chemometrics, chemical biology, biosynthesis, pharmacology and analytical methodology development. Recent advances and future trends in the application of essential oils and their constituents in fragrance industry, pharmacy, cosmetology, food production and agriculture will be highlighted, as well. The meeting will provide opportunities for in depth scientific discussions and sharing unpublished results in both formal and informal settings.
Although ISEO symposia have a tradition of nearly half a century, it will take place in Serbia for the first time. Niš is the third largest city in Serbia, situated on the river of Nišava and represents a cultural, economic, administrative, business and university center of southeastern Serbia. For centuries, an important geographical and strategic position of the town has determined its destiny, so this region was inhabited by the Romans, Goths, Illyrians, Celts, Ottomans, Slavs, etc. Alongside rich cultural and historical heritage, southeastern Serbia has a unique natural beauty with two stunning gorges surrounded by picturesque Suva Planina mountain characterized by exceptional biological diversity.
Many geographers, travelers and historians considered the city of Niš as a gateway between the East and West, and we will set this as our main goal – to unify scientists from universities, research centers and industry from all over the world and to join different cultures and knowledge together.
Looking forward to meeting you in Niš.
Dr. Niko Radulović
The President of the ISEO2018 Organizing Committee