The ISE is chaired by the president who is supported by the secretary general and the ISE office. In April 2015 Prof. Antonio Ventosa followed Prof. Helena Santos as president of ISE.



The president
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ventosa

Contact the president:
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ventosa
University of Sevilla
Dept Microbiology and Parasitology


The vice president
Prof. Dr. Haruyuki Atomi



The honorary president
Prof. Dr. Koki Horikoshi
Founding president of the ISE and lifetime honorary president
Prof. Dr. Koki Horikoshi


The secretary general
Dr. Ralf Grote




Head of the ISE office
Petra Esselun

Contact the secretary general:
Dr. Ralf Grote

Institute of Technical Microbiology
Hamburg University of Technology
Kasernenstr. 12, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 42878 3336, Fax: +49 40 42878 2582

The secretary general is responsible for the day-to-day business of the society. Please contact Dr. Ralf Grote whenever you have a question regarding membership, journal subscription or newsletter. The ISE office is located on the campus of Hamburg University of Technology. The office team consists of the secretary general and the team assistent Ms.Esselun.