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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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The starting point for Tom Fenchel’s scientific career was the ecology of protozoa in marine sediments. That in turn drew his attention to the vertical chemical gradients and the zonation and rates of different microbial processes in sediments. Later he worked on the microbial food chains of the marine water column which contributed to the concept of the microbial loop that fundamentally changed the view of the role of microbes in the sea. Tom Fenchel has also studied the physiology of anaerobic protozoa and their bacterial symbionts, protozoa with endosymbiotic phototrophs, motile behaviour of prokaryotic as well as eukaryotic microbes, and biodiversity and biogeography of protozoa.