6th European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (EU-ISMET)

Following the success of EU-ISMET5, the sixth European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET) will be back with a live audience. We encourage scientists, pioneering and established industries, governmental organisations, and other stakeholders that are interested to get more connected to the world of microbial electrochemical technology and participate in this conference. With the EU-ISMET6 conference, we like to contribute to the development of an inspiring ISMET community.

Organised by Environmental Technology

Wed 6 September 2023 until Fri 8 September 2023

Venue Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC), Wageningen (NL)


The meeting will allow you to meet and interact with leading experts in the field of METs and present your research in a unique setting featuring lively keynote presentations, interactive sessions, poster pitches, oral presentations, and social activities.

The meeting is linked to a special issue of Bioelectrochemistry. Bioelectrochemistry aims to collect papers from the meeting and publish a Virtual Special Issue (VSI) in December 2023.

More about the call for papers

Registration fees

Early bird fee March 1st - June 30th July 1st – August 31st
ISMET member Regular € 400 € 500
Student € 350 € 450
Non-ISMET member Regular € 500 € 600
Student € 450 € 550
Workshop (optional) € 50 € 100

* includes welcome reception, coffee/tea and snacks during the day,
conference dinner, and lunches on Thursday and Friday.

** there is a special reduced fee for low-income countries. Please contact for further information.

Scope and themes


The EU-ISMET6 meeting will feature the latest breakthroughs and innovations in microbial electrochemistry research and applications of bio electrochemical systems, covering topics from fundamentals to scale-up processes, electro bioremediation, electro microbiology, resource recovery, and environmental sustainability of METs, among others. Therefore, we will cover the several aspects and scientific disciplines needed for studying microbial electrochemical technologies, such as electrochemistry, biology, environmental sciences, biotechnology, materials science, design and process engineering.

Furthermore, as METs are becoming more mature, we will devote a session to their commercialisation and environmental sustainability and another to their associated social aspects.


  • Bioremediation, resource recovery and water treatment
  • Extracellular electron transfer processes
  • Electrochemistry of microorganisms and enzymes
  • Material science and reactor design
  • Microbial electrochemical synthesis and electro-fermentation
  • Microbial Electrochemical Technology (MET) based sensor technology
  • Electrochemical, biological & systemic analysis of METs
  • Scale-up of MET for commercialization
  • Novel Applications of METs
  • Other topics / General Discussion


Keynote speakers

Lars Angenent

Professor of Environmental Biotechnology
University of Tübingen (Germany)
Lars Angenent works on innovative biotechnology-production platforms to reduce the impact of CO2 emission and transforming CO2 into useful products.

Lars Angenent

Catarina Paquete

Researcher at Institute of Chemical and Biological Technology António Xavier
Nova University Lisbon (Portugal)
Catarina Paquete focuses on exploring the extracellular electron transfer processes in bioelectrochemical systems to advance the implementation of sustainable energy production coupled with wastewater treatment.

Catarina Paquete

Workshop speakers

  • Prof Abraham Esteve Nunez
  • Dr Elizabeth Heidrich
  • Dr Marjolein Helder
  • Dr Robin Bonné

Vision talks

  • Prof. Albert Guisasola (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Dr. Bin Lai (Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ)
  • Prof. Bruce Logan (Penn State University)
  • Dr. Deepak Pant (Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO))
  • Diana Yomalli Alvarez-Esquivel (University of Bremen)
  • Senior Lecturer Liz Heidrich (Newcastle University)
  • Researcher Manpreet Bagga (Newcastle University)
  • Nils Rohbohm (University of Tuebingen)
  • Dr. Paolo Dessi (University of Girona)
  • Associate Prof. Ricardo Louro (ITQB-NOVA)
  • Ulrike Biehain (University of Tuebingen)
  • Prof. Abarham Esteve-Núñez (University of Alcalá)

Highlighted presentations

  • Alba Ceballos-Escalera (Universitat de Girona)
  • Dr. Benjamin Erable (CNRS INP Toulouse Laboratoire de Génie Chimique)
  • Dr. Benjamin Korth (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)
  • Bo Wang (Aarhus University)
  • Dr. Daniele Molognoni (Leitat Technological Center)
  • Laura Munoz (Aarhus University)
  • Dr. Lorenzo Cristiani (Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll-Institute)
  • Meritxell Romans-Casas (LEQUIA, University of Girona)
  • Dr. Narcis Pous (LEQUIA, University of Girona)
  • Sander Noordam (ITQB NOVA)
  • Dr. Sanne de Smit (Wageningen University & Research)
  • Xiaofang Yan (Wageningen University & Research)
  • Zainab Ul Kausar (Autonomous University of Barcelona)


Local organising committee

  • Annemiek ter Heijne (Chair), Wageningen University & Research
  • Secretaries: David Strik, Rikke Linssen, Sanne de Smit, Shih-Hsuan Lin (Wageningen University & Research (WUR)); Tom Sleutels (Wetsus & RUG); Philipp Kuntke (Wetsus & WUR)

Scientific program committee

  • Abraham Esteve Nune (ES)
  • Alain Bergel (FR)
  • Albert Guisasola (ES)
  • Alcina Pereira (PT)
  • Alfred Spormann (DK)
  • Amelia Rotaru (DK)
  • Annemiek Ter Heijne (NL)
  • Antonin Prevoteau (FR)
  • Benjamin Erable (FR)
  • Benjamin Korth (DE)
  • Bruce Logan (USA)
  • Carlo Santoro (IT)
  • Catarina Paquete (PT)
  • Claudio Rossa (UK)
  • Cornelia Welte (NL)
  • David Strik (NL)
  • Deepak Pant (BE)
  • Diana Sousa (NL)
  • Eileen Yu (UK)
  • Elizabeth Heidrich (UK)
  • Falk Harnisch (DE)
  • Federico Aulenta (IT)
  • Ioannis Ieropoulos (UK)
  • Jean Manca (BE)

  • Jeff Gralnick (USA)
  • Jo Philips (DK)
  • Joana Madjarov (PT)
  • Katharina Herkendell (DE)
  • Lars Angenent (DE)
  • Ludovic Jourdin (NL)
  • Marco Zeppilli (IT)
  • Marianna Villano (IT)
  • Marika Kokko (FI)
  • Mario Mitov (BG)
  • Mirella Di Lorenzo (UK)
  • Miriam Rosenbaum (DE)
  • Narcis Pous (ES)
  • Paniz Izadi (DE)
  • Philipp Kuntke (NL)
  • Ricardo Louro (PT)
  • Robin Bonne (DK)
  • Sanne de Smit (NL)
  • Sebastia Puig (ES)
  • Sven Kerzenmacher (DE)
  • Tom Sleutels (NL)
  • Uwe Schröder (DE)
  • Yifeng Zhang (DK)
  • Yolina Hubenova (BG)




For the 3-day event we have reserved rooms in “Wageningen International Congress Centre”(Venue) at a special price for you. You will receive further information upon registration.

Alternative accommodation: Hotel de Wereld (10-minute walk from the Venue)


Reachable by train within ~ 1 day from many EU countries (e.g., DE, BE, FR, DK); let’s be sustainable!

Activities during the conference will be held at Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC)