December 10, 2015 EnvironmentHealth

Call for Nominations to the ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Awards

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, and the call for nominations for 2016 is now open.

All IWA 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). For nomination please fill out the nomination form and provide two support letters by scientists affiliated neither with your institution nor with the institution of the nominated candidate. In addition an extended CV of the candidate together with a complete publication list must be submitted. Please be aware that no self-nomination is possible.


This award will be presented at the next ISME Congress: 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology that will take place in Montreal, Canada on 21-26 August 2016. The winner of the award will also be invited to give a talk during the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition to be held in Brisbane, 9-13 October 2016.


Publication of the call for nominations: 10 December 2015

Deadline for submission of nomination materials: 1 March 2016

Review and evaluation committee

Rudolf Amann; Glen Daigger; Hans-Curt Flemming; Per Nielsen; Satoshi Okabe; Michael Wagner

Please use the nomination form under the download area on this page and send it to Hong Li at before 1st March, 2016.