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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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Dr. Subramaniam's research focuses on visualizing and modeling cells and viruses at molecular resolution using 3D electron microscopy.

Emerging methods in 3D biological electron microscopy provide powerful tools and great promise to bridge a critical gap in imaging in the biomedical size spectrum. This comprises a size range of considerable interest that includes cellular protein machines, giant protein and nucleic acid assemblies, small subcellular organelles and bacteria. These objects are generally too large and/or too heterogeneous to be investigated by high resolution X-ray and NMR methods; yet the level of detail afforded by conventional light and electron microscopy is often not adequate to describe their structures at resolutions high enough to be useful in understanding the chemical basis of biological function. The long-term mission of Dr. Subramaniam's research program is to obtain an integrated molecular understanding of the molecular architecture of dynamic biological systems by combining novel technologies for 3D biological imaging with advanced methods for image segmentation and computational analysis. Topics of current interest are aimed at addressing fundamental problems related to bacterial chemotaxis, HIV/AIDS and cancer.