September 2015

Thermophiles 2015
13th International Meeting at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, August 30 - September 4, 2015

April 2015

Professor Antonio Ventosa has been unanimously elected to become the 4th president of the International Society of Extremophiles. Professor Ventosa’s term began on April 1st. He took over presidency from Professor Helena Santos who has served as president of the ISE for four years. The ISE thanks Helena Santos for her longstanding commitment towards ISE.    

September 2014

The ISE thanks Prof. Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya and her team for a perfectly organized Extremophiles 2014 meeting in Saint Petersburg/Russia.

Read free! “Extremophiles” Topical Collection on Extremophiles 2014

Springer, publisher of ISE’s official organ “Extremophiles”, invites you to read the just-published topical collection on Extremophiles 2014 – a selection of articles from the speakers at the meeting. Check out the articles, and meet the authors at the conference for further discussion! Free access is available until September 30

Special Issue

September 2012

The ISE thanks Prof. Antonio Ventosa and his team for a perfectly organized Extremophiles 2012 meeting in Seville/Spain. 


March 2012

Call For Papers: 6th International Congress on Biocatalysis (biocat2012), Hamburg, Germany, September 2-6, 2012 For more information visit:

January 2011

During the General Member Assembly, which was held at the International Congress On Extremophiles 2010, Azores, Professor Helena Santos was elected as the new ISE President. She took over presidency from Professor Garabed Antranikian. Professor Harayuki Atomi is the new vice president of the society. The ISE office stays in Hamburg, Germany.

Handbook.jpgThe Extremophiles Handbook was published at Springer. The Extremophiles Handbook brings together the rapidly growing and often scattered information on microbial life in the whole range of extreme environments. It presents a comprehensive overview on extremophiles research and covers microbial life in the whole range of extreme environments.

September 2010

8th International Congress on Extremophiles (Extremophiles 2010), Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

June 2010:

Halophiles 2010, Beijing, China, June 29 - July 3, 2010

August 2009

THERMOPHILES2009, Beijing, China, August 16-21, 2009

May 2009

8th Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting, Ischia, Italy, May 10-13, 2009

September 2008

International Congress on Extremophiles, Cape Town, South Africa, September 7-11, 2008 08

September 2008

4th International Congress on Biocatalysis Hamburg University of Technology, Germany August 31 - September 4, 2008

December 2007

The ISE office wishes all members a peaceful holiday season and a prosperious year 2008!Renew your membership 2008 here

September 2006

The ISE thanks Dr. Joel Querellou and his team for a perfectly organized Extremophiles 2006 meeting in Brest/France.

Congratulations to the ISE Award winners:
Marc T. FACCIOTTI, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Wa, USA; Takashi ENDOH, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan; Kirsten BECK, Department of Biochemistry II, University of Bayreuth, Germany. Kirsten BECK also received the ISE travel grant which allows her to visit a research laboratory of her choice within the ISE network.

July 2006

Professor Koki Horikoshi, honorary president of the ISE, was awarded the prestigeous Japan Academy Prize. Professor Horikoshi received the prize in an award ceremony in the presence of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. The ISE cordially congratulates Professor Horikoshi for receiving this important prize.

June 2005

The ISE honors Prof. Karl O. Stetter with a life time honorary membership for his outstanding contrubution to expremophiles research. The award was announced on the occasion of the meeting 'Archaea - The First Generation' at Hohenkammer Castle, Munich, Germany.

January 2006

International Symposium on Extremophiles and Their Applications. The ISE thanks the organizers of this perfectly organized and successful meeting.

April 2005

The ISE homepage has been updated. Browse our web site and find out more about ISE.

January 2005

Prof. Garabed Antranikian took over presidency from Prof. Koki Horikoshi. The ISE office has been transferred from Tokio to Hamburg.

March 27th

30th 2006: International Conference on Alpine and Polar Microbioloyg, Innsbruck, Austria.
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September 17th

September 23rd: International Congress on Extremophiles 2006, Brest, France
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