6th European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology

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 organizations, 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.

Key dates

January 1, 2023 Call for abstracts opens
March 1, 2023 Registration opens
April 1, 2023 Deadline for abstract submission
June 5, 2023 Confirmation of acceptance
July 1, 2023 Deadline early-bird registration
July 3, 2023 Tentative programme online

Submit your abstract

Abstract submission opens 1 January 2023.

We invite you to a 2.5-day conference combined with a 0.5-day pre-workshop and invite you to submit your contribution (as 1 page abstract). We look for oral and poster presentation. The submission deadline is 1 April 2023.

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


To be announced


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

  • To be announced


Morning Afternoon Evening
Wednesday 6 Sep – WICC Workshop Conference, Opening reception
Thursday 7 Sep – WICC Conference Conference Dinner
Friday 8 Sep – WICC Conference (incl. award ceremony) closing



“Wageningen International Congress Centre offers different room types with a view over the main road of Wageningen or the beautiful City Park. The hotel rooms are furnished with care and attention and have recently got a complete make-over.”


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)