Cape Town, South Africa 

18 - 23 August 2024

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Victoria Orphan, CalTech, USA, will give a Birds Eye Presentation at ISME19!
Rob Knight, University of California, San Diego, USA, will give a Keynote Lecture at the Closing Ceremony of ISME19
Jill Banfield, University of California, Berkeley, USA, will be the opening speaker of ISME19
Other confirmed speakers are Osvaldo Ulloa, University of Conception, Chile and Simonetta Gribaldo, Institute Pasteur, France

Please also see the full program with our invited speakers. The complete schedule will be announced in May.

Keep an eye out for upcoming dates and deadlines:
Abstract Submission Deadline Poster Presentation - 12 April
Early Bird Registration Deadline - 26 April

Arrange your trip: 
Book your Accommodation
Book your Airport Shuttle
Request an Invitation Letter

Scientific Program


For ISME members, the presentations of the Keynote Speakers of ISME18 are available to be viewed online. 
Please log in to your ISME account, and go to 'ISME Talks' in the green menu.


ISME19 is the 19th edition of our non-profit symposium which takes place every two years. The conference is the front runner in the field of microbial ecology, with an average of around 1,750 international scientists that attend the conference. You can send us an e-mail if you want to know more and if you are interested in statistics, facts and figures, then check our report on ISME18!

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