Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) 41st Annual Meeting

Smell and taste: Our link to the environment

Bonita Springs, FL– Smell and taste are vital senses that bring pleasure to daily life, guide fundamental behaviors in humans and animals, and link us to the environment. This month, about 500 scientists and clinicians will gather for the nation’s leading forum on smell and taste research, the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS). AChemS will feature over 260 presentations on the roles of smell and taste in both human health and animal behavior. Smell and taste are crucial to daily functions ranging from food choice to selecting commercial products to detecting environmental dangers. AChemS researchers seek to understand chemosensory systems and function in order to improve the diagnoses and treatment of multiple maladies. This year new findings will be presented on a range of topics from the mechanisms of carbon dioxide detection in nematodes, to salt detection in mice, and to correcting the loss of smell in humans with an olfactory implant. The 41st annual AChemS meeting is the premiere opportunity to learn about the newest findings in the biological, psychological, and clinical aspects of smell and taste.

Members of AChemS will present the latest research on taste, smell and related issues (see program at The four-day meeting includes scientists from all around the world, and will feature: ten symposia (including clinical and industry symposia), five poster sessions, three oral sessions, a plenary lecture, a workshop on measuring human olfaction, and a journal club.

Press Abstracts:

Selected meeting presentations (embargoed until April 14th):

  • How to bug a spider
    ( ; contact: Cecil J. Saunders, [email protected]; +1 828-443-3652).

  • How parasitic worms hunt down and infect hosts
    ( ; contact: Elissa A. Hallem, [email protected]; +1 310-825-1778).

  • Restoring the sense of smell
    ( ; contact: Daniel H. Coelho, [email protected]; +1 804-828-2785).

  • Smell tests may predict anxiety and depression after a concussion
    ( ; contact: Johannes Frasnelli, [email protected]; +1 819 376 5011).

  • A novel salty taste receptor in mice
    ( ; contact: Takami Maekawa; +81-44-210-5854 (ext: 7196)).

  • Children’s preference and ability to detect sugars differ from adults
    ( ; contact: M. Yanina Pepino, [email protected]; +1 267 432 1068 OR Julie Mennella, [email protected]; +1 267 978 1695).

  • Undetected olfactory loss has no major impact on your functioning
    ( ; contact: Anna Oleszkiewicz, [email protected]; +48 502 054 092).

  • Roses make life sweeter, but only in the lab
    ( ; contact: Susan E. Fahrbach, [email protected]; +1 336 829 8008).


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