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The goal of ISMET is to link researchers from various areas of science and engineering towards studying the complex interactions of microorganisms and electrodes, while finding novel ways to use them for sustainability applications. 

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1st ISMET Virtual meeting: update

The 1st ISMET Virtual meeting will gather researchers and industry affiliates to present and discuss the latest advances in the ...
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Nomination for the ISMET Awards 2020 open

Nomination for the ISMET Awards is open until August 30th 2020 Best Scientific Discovery AwardInnovation Award for Breakthrough Technological Advancement ...
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First virtual ISMET meeting

We invite you to participate in the 1st Virtual ISMET Meeting. It will take place from 7th to 9th October ...
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Urgent Notice: Postponement of the 5th Asia-Pacific and 5th European International Society of Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology Conference to 2021

In response to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and in accordance with the relevant national regulations for the ...
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Open Jobs

The Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Germany, is looking for an excellent Phd student to support our interdisciplinary research project “Fundamentals of canode biofilm electro-metabolism”. Microbial electrogenesis – the electricity production from organic compounds such as those found in wastes or marine sediments – and microbial electrosynthesis – the reduction of CO2 into organic energy storage molecules, are two prime application goals for microbial electrochemical technologies. Recent findings by the team of Dr. Leonard Tender from the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC illustrate the possibility of combining electrotrophy and electrogenesis in one, switchable electrode-grown biofilm denoted ...
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The University of Bremen is offering (under the condition of job release) at the earliest possible date: Ph.D. position in bioelectrochemical enrichment of metals
Salary group 13 TV-L (75 %), 36 months in an interdisciplinary project at the interface of microbiology, electrochemistry and material sciences. The motivation of this PhD project is the search for new technological approaches for the extraterrestrial fabrication of metal alloys under tough environmental constraints, in particular the limitation of utilizing mineral and energy resources available in situ on Mars or Moon. More specifically, the project aims at exploring bio-based possibilities to extract iron species from regolith ...
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Cable bacteria are filamentous bacteria that can conduct electrons across centimetre-scale distances and thereby metabolize distantly located electron donors and acceptors in aquatic sediment. The DNRF Center for Electromicrobiology at Aarhus University is looking for a motivated and talented PhD student to investigate how cable bacteria and their electron conductors work, based on the numerous options and challenges that this exceptional scale of biological electron transport poses for experimental studies. Institution contact information Department of Biology, Ny Munkegade 114-116, Aarhus C, Denmark. Contact email address lpn@bios.au.dk External link https://phd.scitech.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/may-2020/electron-conduction-in-cable-bacteria/ ...
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Microbial electrosynthesis is emerging as a promising route for CO2 recycling, and has finally being established as tech ready.

With the project @bio_hy, we aim to make this process sustainable and attractive for carbon-intensive industries. @Chem_light @RyanInstitute https://twitter.com/pantonline/status/1285849704614498305

Deepak PANT 🇧🇪🇮🇳🇪🇺@pantonline

Microbial electrosynthesis for conversion of #CO2 has been recognized by the EU innovation radar as being Tech Ready. Great news for @VITObelgium and our partners @LEQUIA_UdG working on project Bioreco2ver.
More info- https://www.innoradar.eu/resultbykeyword/Bioreco2ver

Very sad, but certainly the only decision possible. All meetings of @ISMETsociety postponed now, but we will stay connected @v_ismet2020 and grow as scientific community @ISMETsociety #electrochemistry #microbiology (FH) https://twitter.com/na_ismet/status/1284292194841419776

NA ISMET 2020@na_ismet

Dear @ISMETsociety due to the recent COVID-19 trends in the Los Angeles area, we have decided to postpone the North American meeting of ISMET, originally scheduled for November 2020. We will shortly decide on a target date for Spring 2021.

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