International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO) has been organized every year since 1969 in a different European town.

Welcome to ISEO 2021

Important Announcement

Dear ISEO Permanent Scientific Committee Members,
Dear ISEO Participants,
Dear ISEO Sponsors,

We hope in the covid period that all of you and your families and friends are doing well, safe and all are healthy…

We heartily thank you for all your feedback and guidance.

As you know, we have prepared initially for a “normal- physical” ISEO, since 2019… and we really hoped that the situation would be suitable in 2021 August, scheduled time for ISEO. However, today we are talking about the 3rd wave of covid, which forces us to an online-ISEO with a professional team. Thus, this has many drawbacks including finance, however, nothing is more important than the safety of all ISEO participants.

The symposium even online has associated costs as previously mentioned, however, the finance shall not be a hindrance for those who lack financial resources, we shall ask sponsors for support.

Our university is supporting online national and international symposia/congresses and meetings, which I hope for other institutions as well.

We will soon make regular mailings and ask your continuous feedback and suggestions for the improvement of services and the symposium program. Also your advice regarding potential sponsors will indeed help for the overall quality of the meeting.

Stay well safe and healthy… kind regards

Prof. Dr. K. Hüsnü Can Başer
President, ISEO 2021

Sanganeria Foundation Supports 10 Young Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Scientists

Sanganeria Foundation will be sponsor 10 (ten) young and brilliant scientists related to the field i.e. Medicinal and Aromatics Plants.

IFEAT Supports 20 Young Essential Oil Scientists

International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT) [] has decided to meet registration fees of 20 young scientists whose abstracts have been accepted by the Scientific Committee of ISEO 2020 ( Please enter your abstracts until the deadline June 1, 2020 and also send your short CV by email. Approved nominees shall be announced in due course.

General Information

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2021
Acceptance Letters: 15 June 2021
Early bird registration: 30 June 2021

Congress Venue

The Near East University, established in 1988, is located in Nicosia, capital of North Cyprus, and as an international higher education institution employing highly qualified staff, offers the most extensive undergraduate and postgraduate education opportunities to over 26 thousand students coming from over 100 countries.

Congress City

From the Assyrians to the Egyptians, the Persians to the Romans, Cyprus has seen hordes of visitors disembark on her shores over the centuries – each leaving their distinctive mark on the varied landscape.


Take a look at the registration fees and information

Online Registration

We strongly advice you to register before June 30, 2021 for reduced prices. Only online registrations will be accepted.

ISEO Medal of Honor

Since last year, ISEO Medal of Honor is awarded to a distinguished scientist who has conducted  outstanding research into essential oils and served for the promotion of essential oils as a distinguished field of science. The first medal was bestowed upon late Prof. Dr. Jan Karlsen who was one of the founding fathers of ISEO. The medal is an art work of an artist in Messina, Italy. We are grateful to Merck/MilliporeSigma* for the generous sponsorship of this medal.


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