Smelling the Future

smellodi is an EIC Pathfinder Open funded project that aims at the smart electronic recognition and transmission of body odors, paving the path for a new era of digitizing olfaction. Our multi-disciplinary group will prepare the ground for the necessary innovations in order to make digital olfaction available as a technology addressing societal and economic challenges of the future.

Our Vision

Olfaction provides a wealth of information about our environment. Partner selection and disease detection are just two examples of the versatility of our olfactory system. Despite its important role, the digitization of the olfactory sense is still in its infancy compared to vision and hearing. smellodi will develop a technology that will ultimately enable the detection and on-demand synthesis of odors, in particular for remote medical diagnostics. For that, we have gathered experts from Germany, Finland and Israel to build a multidisciplinary team.

About smellodi

Read more about the project’s motivation and scope, the setup of our consortium and the planned work packages.


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“A true breakthrough of smart electronic olfaction can only happen in a concerted effort of natural sciences, engineering, and medicine, which stringently builds on recent advances in each discipline.”


Multidisciplinary Work

Our project builds upon a truly interdisciplinary setup that combines traditionally remote disciplines towards our common objectives. smellodi will create synergies between the latest research in chemistry, sensor technology, materials science and nanotechnology, computational science and simulation, psychology, medicine, and clinical olfaction. This way, smellodi will break new grounds in bridging the gap between natural sciences, engineering, and life and health science.

Latest News

PhD Training Day

The PhD Training Day held at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) in Prague on October 25th to 26th was a significant stride in advancing the scientific and analytical [...]

M18 Meeting in Jena

From the 8th to 10th October 2023, the M18 meeting was held as a hybrid meeting hosted by the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (FSU). After a get-together on Sunday evening, the program [...]

Join our Mission

Our multi-disciplinary team is aiming at revolutionizing the digitization of human olfaction. Want to join us? Contact us and become a member of our teams in Dresden, Freital, Jena, Tampere or Israel.

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