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3rd Meeting of the North American branch of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology

We are delighted to announce that the next NA-ISMET meeting will be held at Stanford University from October 5-7, 2016, starting Wednesday at 4 pm with a keynote address, followed by a reception, and ending Friday afternoon at 5pm. This meeting will present the latest breakthroughs in basic and applied microbial electrochemistry research, and seeks to be a platform for their integration. We aspire to have a conference where all participants will have an opportunity to talk. There will be 30 min keynote talk in the morning, followed by 20 min intermediate level talks and 10-15 min student/postdoc talks in the afternoon.

Stanford is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, so conference participants will have the opportunity to stay in San Francisco for the weekend after the conference.

We hope to see you all at Stanford in October!

Invited Speaker

Cesar I. Torres, School for engineering of matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University: “The Link between Electron and Proton Transport in Anode-respiring Bacteria Biofilms”

 Orianna Bretschger, J. Craig Venter Institute: “Applying Metagenomic and Metatranscriptomic Methods for Characterizing Electron Flow in Mixed Microbial Communities”

Joerg S. Deutzmann, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University: “Enhanced Microbial Electrosynthesis using Defined Co-cultures”

 Moh El-Naggar, Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences, and of Chemistry, University of Southern California: “From single molecules to cells and beyond: Sleuthing interfacial electron conduits with biophysical measurements, simulations, and tomography”

Sarah Glaven, Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Lab: “Biocathode Parts and Service: New chassis organisms and proteins for Engineered Extracellular Electron Transfer”

Hong Liu, Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University:“Towards practical application of microbial fuel cell technology: reactor scaling up and cathode materials”

Bruce Logan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University: “Cathode Design, Fabrication, and Benchmarking for Improved Evaluation of the Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells”

 Michaela TerAvest, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University: "Electrodes as Tools for Metabolic Engineering and Cellular Control"

Yasemin Yilmazel, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology: “Electrical Current Generation in Microbial Electrolysis Cells at Hyperthermophilic Temperatures”


Alfred Spormann, Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Craig Criddle

(Local Organizing Committee)