Welcome to NA-ISMET 2018

The 2018 North American International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology meeting is hosted by the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities from October 10th - 12th, 2018 and is supported in part by society members, the University of Minnesota BioTechnology Institute, the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Office. The meeting will begin with a late afternoon keynote address followed by a reception on Wednesday October 10th. On Thursday, keynotes and short talks will highlight recent advances in microbial electrochemistry before a poster session and reception hosted at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Following the morning talks on Friday Oct. 12th, you will have the opportunity to stay and participate in moderated discussion on some major questions in the field moving foward, or explore the Twin Cities before departure. 

We look forward to see you all in October!

-The naismet2018 team 

Keynote Speakers:

Orianna Bretschger, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Aquacycl LLC, USA 

"Maximum Warp: Fundamentals to Commercialization and New Frontiers for Microbial Fuel Cells"


Amelia-Elena Rotaru, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

“Time warp: mineral syntrophy as a proxy of the earliest earthly intercellular associations" 


Tom Clarke, University of East Anglia, UK

“Never tell me the odds!” Structural biology of transmembrane electron conduits


Korneel Rabaey, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Belgium 

Energizing resources with bioelectrochemical systems


Discounted group rates for both the Graduate and Radisson Hotels have been extended to September 24th! Only a few days left! use group code 101018NAIS (link) for the Gradaute Hotel or promotional code NAISME (link) for the Radisson. Please see our lodging page for more details.