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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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Microbial electrogenesis, i.e., the production of electricity from organic compounds such as those found in wastes or marine sediments – and microbial electrosynthesis – the electrotrophic storage of electricity into organic energy storage molecules, are two prime application goals for microbial electrochemical technologies. Recent findings illustrate the possibility of combining electrotrophy and electrogenesis in one, switchable electrode-grown biofilm. This opportunity opens new ways to combine bioelectrochemical energy storage and power generation in a single device.
What are the mechanisms of the underlying metabolic processes, and how is the electrotrophic and electrogenic metabolism coupled with the extracellular electron transfer that connects cellular ...
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The research activities of this fellowship will be carried out in the frame of the H2020 research project Electra “Electricity driven Low Energy and Chemical input Technology foR Accelerated bioremediation”. The research project aims at the development of an innovative process for the electrobioremediation of sediments contaminated by polyhalogenated organic pollutants. The process is based on the use of polarized electrodes deployed in the sediment able to promote the establishment of reducing and oxidative redox conditions and to provide the anaerobic and aerobic dechlorinating microorganisms with electron donors and acceptors, either directly or indirectly through water electrolysis. This approach can ...
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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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Looking for a motivated Postdoc @tubraunschweig on Energy storage in electrotrophic-electrogenic biofilms. Exciting research in collaboration with Naval Research Labs!
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/en/oekochemie/job-offers/postdoc
Applications to uwe.schroeder@tu-bs.de, application deadline is October 20.

For October 8th we will continue #vISMET2020 with our second Keynote Speaker Dr. César Torres from Arizona State University who will present "Electrochemical and omic analyses on potential-dependent pathway shifts
in G. sulfurreducens"

The Environmental Biotechnology Group (http://envbiotech.de) in Tübingen is looking for 3 PhD students in anaerobic microbiology-related topics with clostridia or methanogens: http://www.envbiotech.de/PhD%20job%20advertisement%20CMFI%20IRG%20projects%20August%202020.pdf

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