IWA/ ISME Bio Cluster Award

In order to recognize the importance of interdisciplinary research at the interface of microbial ecology and water/wastewater treatment the IWA/ISME Bio Cluster has created the ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award. This prestigious prize rewards interdisciplinary research of unusual merit in this field.

This award is biennially presented. All IWA and/or ISME members are entitled to nominate candidates. Candidates can be senior leaders in the field but can also be young rising stars. Nominated candidates must be members of either IWA or ISME (or both).

After extensive review and discussions by world-leading experts in the field, three winners are chosen for this award.

Winners of the ISME/IWA biocluster award 2018

Grand Prize

Prof. dr. Wen-Tso Liu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Grand Prize

Prof. dr. Katherine McMahon

University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Rising-Star Prize 

Dr. Ameet J. Pinto

Northeastern University, USA

Award Ceremony and presentations from the winners

The winners will be awarded during the upcoming IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018, to be held 16-21 September, 2018, in Tokyo. They will also be invited to the ISME Congress: 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology that will take place 12-17 August 2018, in Leipzig, Germany. They will also be invited to give talks during both Congresses.

Winners of the ISME/IWA biocluster award 2016

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