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

Key dates

January 1, 2023 Call for abstracts opens
March 1, 2023 Registration opens
April 15, 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 is closed.

However, we still accept creative presentations. Please see abstract format C.

You can submit via email to

Download abstract format and guidelines EU-ISMET6

Registration fees

Early bird fee March 1st - June 30th Regular fee June 30th onward
ISMET member Regular € 450 € 550
Student € 350 € 450
Non-ISMET member Regular € 500 € 600
Student € 400 € 500
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


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


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)


Wednesday, 6th September – WUR Campus/WICC
9:00-13:00 Workshops (including lunch) on WUR campus
13:00-13:30 Arrival and registration at WICC
13:30-14:00 Keynote I
14:00-15:00 Interactive kickoff session
15:00-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:15 Poster pitches
16:15-17:30 Poster session
17:30-20:00 Welcome ceremony + drinks + social activity
Thursday, 7th September - WICC
9:00-9:30 Keynote II
9:35-10:30 Parallel sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:55 Parallel sessions
12:00-13:30 Lunch (incl. activity)
13:30-14:15 WISMET session
14:20-15:15 Parallel session III
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:15 Poster pitches
16:15-17:30 Poster session
17:30-19:30 Run, hike, or yoga / mindfulness session
from 19:30 onwards Vega(n) diner & ISMET announcements
Friday, 8th September - WICC
9:00-9:30 Get to know the MET groups (interactive) + intro parallel sessions IV and V
9:35-10:30 Parallel session IV
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:20 Interactive creativity session
12:30-14:00 Lunch (incl. activity)
14:00-15:00 Parallel session V
15:00 Closing ceremony
from 15:30 onwards Other activities (Lab tour, city tour, etc.)



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)