2021 December 18: ICSP Judicial Commission member and Vice-Chair, Professor Ramón Rosselló-Mora from the Grup de Microbiología Marina, CSIC-UIB, Spain, will present the tenth talk of the BISMiS Live seminar series (www.bismis.net/index6702.html).


2021 November 20: IJSEM Editor-in-Chief, Professor Martha E. Trujillo from the University of Salamanca, Spain, will present the ninth talk of the BISMiS Live seminar series (www.bismis.net/index6702.html).


2021 July 17: ICSP Representative for the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM) and Executive Secretary of the Executive Board of the ICSP, Professor Aharon Oren from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, will present a talk on “Naming New Taxa of Prokaryotes in the 21st Century”, another presentation of the BISMiS Live seminar series (www.bismis.net/index6702.html).

See video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=254Uh9YZ514


2021 June 29:  The recently released Journal Impact Factor List 2021 – JCR, Web of Science lists the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) with an IF of 2.747.

This is an increase from last year’s IF of 2.415.

Journal Citation Report (JCR) was published earlier as Science Citation Index; now it is published by Clarivate Analytics, a Web of Science Group  (https://impactfactorforjournal.com/jcr-2021/)

Congratulations to Prof. Martha Trujillo (Editor-in-Chief), Dr. Hilary Logan (Journal Development Editor), the IJSEM Editorial Board and the entire Microbiology Society publishing team!


2021 April 17:  ICSP Representative for the Microbiology Society (MS) of the UK and Chairman of the Executive Board of the ICSP, Professor Iain Sutcliffe from Northumbria University, UK, will present, “Microbial Taxonomy: Where are we now and where are we going?”, the second presentation of the BISMiS Live seminar series (www.bismis.net/index6702.html)
See video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xy9gJRRL7E


2021 March 20: ICSP Representative for the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM), Professor Phil Hugenholtz, from the University of Queensland, Australia, will present the inaugural talk for the BISMiS Live seminar series (www.bismis.net/index6702.html), “The Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB) – Lessons Learned”

See video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR-IUXLEA4o


2020:  Announcement of the award of the 2020 C.B. van Niel International Prize (doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.004466)

The van Niel International Prize for Studies in Bacterial Systematics 2020 has been awarded to Dr Tanja Woyke from The DOE Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley, USA. 

The van Niel International Prize, established in 1986 by Professor V.B.D. Skerman of the University of Queensland, to honour the contribution of scholarship in the field of microbiology by Professor Cornelis Bernardus van Niel.


2020: The ICSP is pleased to announce the appointment of the following Life Members:

Professor Jean Euzéby (Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire, Toulouse, France) in recognition of his outstanding service in establishing and maintaining (1997-2013) the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature and other contributions (see https://lpsn.dsmz.de/archive/-cv.html).

Professor Karl-Heinz Schleifer (TUM Emeritus of Excellence, Technische Universität München, Germany) in recognition of his research and scholarly contributions to prokaryotic systematics (see https://www.emeriti-of-excellence.tum.de/en/a-z/karl-heinz-schleifer/).


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