International Society for Microbial Ecology

A non-profit association in the field of Microbial Ecology. We connect, sponsor, provide platforms & information, organize events and are the proud owners of The ISME Journal and ISME Communications - our scientific publications.

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Find the latest vacancies in the field of microbial ecology here.

Call for new members for the ISME Early Career Scientist Committee
The ISME Early Career Scientist Committee is recruiting 6 new members. Join us to support early career microbial ecologists globally! Make sure to apply by 28 July 2024. Read more

Career Choice interview with Leon Hartman

Leon Hartman talks about helping to track the composition and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in Victoria, Australia, in his role as Research Assistant. Read more

Winner of the ISME/IWA BioCluster Rising Star Award
Congratulations to Ryan Ziels from the University of British Columbia for winning the ISME/IWA BioCluster Rising Star Award 2024. Read more

Winner of the ISME/IWA BioCluster Grand Prize 2024
ISME is delighted to congratulate Amy Pruden from Virginia Tech as the winner of the ISME/IWA BioCluster Grand Prize 2024. Read more

Call for Applications - ISME Scholar Fund
ISME is providing financial support to Early Career microbial ecology scientists to further develop their academic knowledge and skills at hosting Institutions. Read more.

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ISME Journals

The ISME Journal 
The ISME Journal is our flagship publication, covering the diverse and integrated areas of microbial ecology. Articles in The ISME Journal describe pioneering discoveries of wide appeal that enhance our understanding of functional and mechanistic relationships among microorganisms, their communities, and their habitats.

ISME Communications
ISME Communications is fully open access and will emphasize research quality and diversity, encouraging both discovery-based and method-oriented publications. The broad scope of ISME Communications will help encompass the full breadth of microbial ecology research.

The ISME Journal and ISME Communications are a cooperative effort between owner ISME and publisher Oxford University Press.


Become an ISME Member!

When you join the ISME Community you can connect with micorbial ecologists from around the world. ISME members receive e.g. a discount on the ISME symposium registration, the opportunity to apply for grants and funding, and a APC discount when publishing in the ISME Journals.

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Cape Town, South Africa
18 - 23 August 2024


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