Wednesday 19th August 17:00-19:00
Location: Club E
This event is for the geomicrobiology community to discuss the conclusions of two recent workshops held in Chicago, USA, and Beijing, China. The Chicago workshop was convened to review advances made in the last 15 years, infrastructure that has made these advances possible, emerging approaches that hold promise to yield major breakthroughs, and grand challenges ahead in the field. The China workshop focused on current understandings of microbial extracellular electron transfer with minerals as electron sources and sinks (MEETS) and key science questions and hypotheses for MEETS research. This town hall meeting will begin with two presentations summarizing the workshops, followed by time for comments and discussion on conclusions and the potential for international research collaborations.