ASM works closely with sister societies to promote microbiology best practices in Indonesia. In collaboration with the Indonesian Society for Microbiology (PAMKI), ASM began holding targeted molecular diagnostics and biosafety /biosecurity training programs in 2013. ASM has also fostered relationships with leading Indonesian research universities to begin establishment of two BioResource centers. The first will be housed in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta. The second will be located in the Faculty of Medicine at Airlangga University in Surabaya. Through these sister society collaborations and BioResource Centers, ASM will continue to support the training of scientists in safe and secure molecular diagnostics.
ASM in Indonesia
- Biosafety and biosecurity training
- Molecular diagnostics
- Clinical laboratory capacity development
- Student involvement in microbiology
- Scientific writing and communication
Building Microbiology Mentoring Capacity in Indonesia
In partnership with PAMKI, ASM held its ‘Microbiology Mentoring Program’ train-the-trainers workshop in Surabaya and Jakarta with PAMKI in September 2014. The workshop focused on developing a cadre of Indonesian mentors who will implement the program in their home research institutions to strengthen best practices in disease detection and biorisk management. By teaching these scientists and creating this cadre, ASM promoted sustainable, locally-owned strategies for biorisk mitigation. Feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive, with strengthened awareness of areas of improvement in their home laboratories.
BioResource Centers (BRCs)
The purpose of the BioResource Center (BRCs) is to provide scientists, educators, laboratorians, policy makers, and students with cutting-edge scientific resources, training, and increase their knowledge-base of biological sciences. Both BRCs in Indonesia serve as locations for scientists and stakeholder to convene; offer access to cutting-edge scientific resources; and provide ongoing professional development training through scientific webinars, virtual workshops, and also on-site workshops and lectures.
BRC at the University of Indonesia, Department of Microbiology
Contact: Dr. Bundiman Bela, email@example.com
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BRC at Airlangga University
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Ambassadors to Indonesia
The Country Ambassador would be a senior scientist that represents ASM in Indonesia, facilitating partnership and exchange with other scientists worldwide, while the ASM Young Ambassador is a dynamic young leader, who also represents ASM in Indonesia, facilitating networking, professional development, and collaboration to strengthen science globally. The ASM Young Ambassador mobilizes the next generation of scientists to develop innovative approaches to meet the Grand Challenges in Science.
Country Ambassador - Taking Applications
Young Ambassador - Taking Applications
For more information on ASM's Indonesia program,
please contact Janelle Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org.