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, and the call for nominations for 2018 is now open.

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). Nominator should not have any affiliation to the organisation of the nominated candidate. 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 upcoming IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018, to be held 16-21 September, 2018, in Tokyo.

Submit nominations


for submission of nomination materials: 20 April 2018


Review and evaluation committee

The review and evaluation committee is composed of leading experts from IWA and ISME: Tom Curtis, Glen Daigger, Kirsten Küsel, Colin Murrell, Per H. Nielsen and Michael Wagner.

Please attach the form when you submit your nomination.

Winners of the ISME/IWA biocluster award 2016

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