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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:57

Are you a PhD student or Postdoctoral Fellow and are you a keen Wikipedia contributor or aspire to become one?
We are seeking at improving current Wikipedia entries and generate new content in the field of Microbial Electrochemistry and Technologies.

If you wish to contribute, ISMET will award outstanding contributions with one-year memberships!

Read more about this initiative on the ISMET Wikipedia content editors page.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 15:57

Dear colleagues,

We want to acknowledge the great many people who have already submitted their abstracts proposals in advance of our April 1st, deadline. Thanks so much to all of you!
Besides, due to the many requests, the Ismet7 Local Organizing Committee has decided to extend the submission deadline to May 1 st . We hope this will give those who require it, additional time to finalize their abstracts for the conference.

Submissions are now due no later than Wednesday, May 1st , 2019 (18:00 GMT).

Details about abstract submission and registration can be found at
Ismet7 will be taking place at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) from October 7-10 (half day), 2019 in Okinawa, Japan.
We also want to remind you that in addition to the main program, Ismet7 will include a 2-day workshop from October 10-11, 2019. The selected workshop participants will get free accommodation at OIST seaside house:

Looking forward to welcoming you in Okinawa

Kind regards,
Ismet 7 Organizing Committee
Biological System Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Okinawa 904-0495, JAPAN

Newsletter issue 16

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 18:10

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon ISMET news 16 I-11.pdf11.74 MB

Frontiers in Microbiology Special Collection for ISMET 2018 Regional meetings is now accepting submissions.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 19:15

You can find the link to the topic site here.

Special thanks to the topic editors: Uwe Schroeder, Eileen Yu, Srikanth Mutnuri, Jeff Gralnick, and Chi Ho Chan

This collection is based on research presented at the 2018 ISMET Regional meetings. Meeting attendees will receive 50% off the publication fee for Type A articles. In addition, topic editors will select two articles per meeting that will have all fees waived based on reviewer feedback.

Please consider contributing your original research!

2019 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon)

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 19:36

Hello ISMET Society!

Please consider submitting an abstract to the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). The session 'Bioelectrochemical Systems as Models for (Extra)terrestrial Metabolisms' focuses on the use of BESs to model extracellular electron transfer (EET) in terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments. This session can be found under the topic ‘Energy sources and metabolic pathways in the environment’. The conference takes place in Seattle, Washington, USA from June 24 – June 28, 2019. Abstracts are due January 23, 2019.

More information can be found at the conference website:

Three regional ISMET 2020 Conference Announcement – Call for Proposals Open

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 09:19

The ISMET Board is pleased to announce a call for proposals to organize the next regional ISMET meetings in 2020. These are the premier regional meetings in North-America (NA-ISMET), Europe (EU-ISMET), and the Asian-Pacific area (AP-ISMET) on microbial electrochemistry and technology.

The call for proposals is open for the entire ISMET community. We are requesting a ~2-page proposal* with information on where the meeting will be held, the venue, and the expected cost for registration, which we would like to keep relatively low (<$350).

Proposals need to be discussed with the ISMET conference committee (budgets, communication, etc) before submission. Please contact Korneel Rabaey, Chair of ISMET Conference Committee, for more information.

Call Closes: October 15, 2018.

*Please use this outline:

  1. Organizers
  2. Meeting venue
  3. Transport and lodging
  4. Proposed dates of the conference
  5. Tentative conference structure
  6. Fee structures
  7. Possible sponsors

Newsletter issue 15

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:05

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon ISMET News Issue 15.pdf5.13 MB

Abstract submission deadline EU-ISMET 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 16:20

UPDATE: The deadline for the abstract submission for EU-ISMET 2018 has been extended to May 31st 2018

Details about abstract submission and registration can be found here.

Nomination for the ISMET Awards 2018 open

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 16:22

Nomination for the ISMET Awards is open until June 30th 2018

  • Best Scientific Paper Award
  • Innovation Award for Best Technological advancement

Nominations for both ISMET Awards are to be sent before June 30th 2018 to the ISMET Awards committee at the following address: by the Senior Author of the publication or work being nominated.

Papers or technical innovations eligible for the awards must be published between July 1st 2017 and June 30th 2018. See the awards section for detailed information.

The award nomination should contain the following:

  • Full name and affiliation of the nominee.
  • Full name and affiliation of the nominator.
  • Statement that nominee was a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher or industry affiliate at the time of publication.
  • Statement that the nominee and nominator are members of ISMET in good standing.
  • For Discovery Award: An attachment with the publication for which the nominee is being nominated.
  • For Innovation Award: Paper or relevant documentation describing the breakthrough technological innovation

Additional information is available at the awards section.

PayPal issues resolved

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 13:31

Dear ISMET members,

We recently bumped into an issue causing PayPal to fail processing payments from some countries in Asia, which has now been fixed.​
If any issues occur during payment, don't hesitate to contact us!


The ISMET team.


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