International Society for Extremophiles
The International Society for Extremophiles (ISE) was founded at the initiative of the members of the Editorial Board of the Extremophiles Journal in 2002. The ISE is intended to be a forum for the exchange of information and experience in the rapidly growing field of research on extremophiles. The main objectives of the society comprise:
• Support of scientists who dedicate their research to the investigation
of extremophilic microorganisms and their enzymes for basic
and applied research
• Creating benefits for the ISE members including reduced subscription
fees for the Extremophiles Journal which is the official journal of the ISE
• Support of the local organizers of the biennial Extremophiles Conferences
• Scholarships and travel grants for young scientists
Prof. Koki Horikoshi (JAMSTEC, Japan), former chief editor of the Extremophiles Journal, was the founding president of ISE. He was supported by Prof. Garabed Antranikian (President from 2004 to 2010 and chief editor of the Extremophiles journal). During the Extremophiles Conference in Baltimore, 2004, Prof. Antranikian took over office from Prof. Horikoshi and the ISE organization was transferred to Hamburg, Germany.
For his outstanding contributions to the research of extremophiles and commitment to the International Scociety for Extremophiles Prof. Koki Horikoshi was elected a lifetime honorary president of the society.
Prof. Santos (New University of Lisbon) became the new President of the ISE in january 2011 (Elected during the Extremophiles Conference 2010 in the Azores).
Prof. Ventosa (University of Sevilla) became the President of the ISE in january 2015.