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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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NA-ISMET 2021 abstract submission

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that the North American Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and ...
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5th EU-ISMET Conference now online

The Organizing Committee of the 5th EU-ISMET Conference is pleased to announce that we will meet this year as planned ...
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WISMET seminars

WISMET will serve as a networking and mentoring collective to support female researchers in microbial electrochemistry and electromicrobiology. For more ...
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Looking back at the first ISMET virtual meeting

We are looking back to our first VIRTUAL ISMET conference, which took place October 7th-9th. Despite all current restrictions in ...
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Description A new source of methane was recently discovered in a subsurface zone of the seabed, where the production and oxidation of methane occur concurrently. Preliminary work indicates that archaea and bacteria may here exchange electrons in the sediment through minerals that function as electrical conductors and capacitors. The working hypothesis is that the archaea are able to reverse the direction of their energy metabolism depending on whether they interact with electron accepting or electron donating bacteria. The specific objective is to unravel the processes using sensitive radiotracer experiments and to identify the microbial physiology of archaea involved in this ...
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Description Cable bacteria are filamentous microorganisms that transfer electrons across centimetre-scale distances, coupling distant oxidation and reduction reactions in aquatic sediment. Cable bacteria conserve energy by coupling the oxidation of hydrogen sulfide produced in deeper sediment layers to the reduction of oxygen diffusing into sediment from the overlying water. There is some evidence that under certain circumstances cable bacteria can reverse their oxygen reduction reaction in deep sediment, producing trace amounts of molecular oxygen from water. This oxygen then becomes available for respiration by aerobic bacteria in the surrounding sediment. This phenomenon has the potential to turn our concept of ...
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Today is #InternationalMicroorganismDay, which marks the date in 1683 when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek first wrote to the Royal Society describing 'animalcules', and aims to raise awareness on the role and future potential of #microbes in our lives. @IntMicroDay @FEMSmicro

📢The WISMET seminar series are back!
📅 October 8th 2 pm CEST (8 am East Coast US)

🗣Sanne de Smit
🏫Environmental Technology, @WUR, The Netherlands
‘Metals magic: What happens with metals from microbial growth medium in Microbial Electro Synthesis?’


@Euismet2020G Looking forward to host the EU @ISMETsociety in 2023! Ideas for interactive conference sessions are very welcome!

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