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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.

AP ISMET meeting website launched!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:11

ISMET6 picture gallery available

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:52

Newsletter issue 14

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 19:08

The latest ISMET newsletter is here! Download it now!

PDF icon ISMET News 14.pdf14.52 MB

Updates from ISMET

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 15:49

We celebrated a fantastic international meeting in Lisbon

ISMET 6 from October 3-6 2017 in Lisbon was a full success! The community shared some fantastic scientific news. Check out the book of abstracts! And video’s will be coming soon… We greatly thank the organizing committee and all participants for making these meetings such a success!

Watch for updates on the 2018 ISMET regional meetings

The next EU-ISMET meeting will be organized by Ian Head at Newcastle University, UK (Sep. 12-14, 2018). The 2018 NA-ISMET meeting will take place at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA and will be organized by Daniel Bond. Location for the next AP-ISMET will be the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Goa, India (Nov. 13-16, 2018). Further conference information will soon be available.

Location of ISMET 7: Okinawa, Japan

The location for the next international ISMET meeting in 2019 was just decided. It will be organized by Igor Goryanin at Okinawa Institute of Technology in Japan.

ISMET 2017 Paper awards

Congratulations to Xu Zhang, Ghent University, and Dr. Dongwon Ki, Arizona State University, for obtaining the 2017 ISMET paper awards in the categories Best Scientific Discovery and Best Technological Innovation! Visit the awards section for more information and awards!


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