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Ancient Imaginations of the Microbial World

Microbial Sciences

Ancient Imaginations of the Microbial World

Long before microscopes were invented, ancient physicians and scholars imagined the existence of microbes.

Scott Chimileski - avatar Scott Chimileski microbiology history, germ theory, Malaria

Behind the Scenes with Microbe 2017 co-Chair Robin Patel

mBiosphere

Behind the Scenes with Microbe 2017 co-Chair Robin Patel

Microbe 2017 co-Chair Dr. Robin Patel sits down to discuss the Microbe program and tips on how attendees should prepare.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

New Report Discusses Role of Point-of-Care Testing in Changing Diagnostic Paradigms

Press Releases

New Report Discusses Role of Point-of-Care Testing in Changing Diagnostic P…

The American Academy of Microbiology has released a new report on point-of-care (POC) and near-patient testing and changing diagnostic paradigms in microbiology. Technology for diagnosing infectious diseases in patients is...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications diagnostics, academy, report

Colistin testing – are we whacked out?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Colistin testing – are we whacked out?

The ever-changing CLSI recommendations for colistin testing (and one lab director’s endless frustration with this!) are reviewed.

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

Fusing Design and Science, ASM’s Agar Art Contest is Back for Round Three

Press Releases

Fusing Design and Science, ASM’s Agar Art Contest is Back for Round Three

The American Society for Microbiology has announced winners for their 3rd annual Agar Art contest

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

The surprising plasticity of the SSV1 archaeal viral genome

mBiosphere

The surprising plasticity of the SSV1 archaeal viral genome

SSV1 is an archaeal virus found in the hot, acidic waters where its Sulfolobus bacterial hosts reside. Researchers have found its genome is surprisingly tolerant of mutation, including loss of...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Research

Press Releases

The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Resear…

Three teams of researchers will be the recipients of the Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge that supports novel, cross-cutting tools and methods in the field of microbiome research. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications Kavli, research, microbiome, grants

Diagnostic technology: Molecular or not molecular?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Diagnostic technology: Molecular or not molecular?

Molecular technologies revolutionized microbiology as well as  medicine, patient care, infection control and prevention, and overall hospital operation.

Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow - avatar Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow

High Incentives and Praises for Laboratory Technologists

Careers

High Incentives and Praises for Laboratory Technologists

In celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Dr. Robin Patel, Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic, shares her insights on how to become a laboratory...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

16S Alphabet Soup: A Quick Guide

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

16S Alphabet Soup: A Quick Guide

Broad-range bacterial 16S PCR and sequencing as a clinical diagnostic tool is quickly gaining in popularity. This post offers a quick refresher on the applications, limitations, and aliases of this...

Audrey Schuetz  - avatar Audrey Schuetz

After the book, Henrietta Lacks' family continues to engage in patients' rights

mBiosphere

After the book, Henrietta Lacks' family continues to engage in patients' ri…

The HeLa cells derived from Henrietta Lacks have played a vital role in many scientific advances, including production of the polio vaccine. But the unethical manner in which they were...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

How to Write a Great Grant Application

Teaching Microbiology

How to Write a Great Grant Application

Writing a grant application can be daunting, especially when you’re new to the process. How do you know what funding opportunities are available, how to make your writing both succinct...

Education - avatar Education Education

On a leaf, no one can hear you scream - TWiV 443

TWiV

On a leaf, no one can hear you scream - TWiV 443

TWiV reveals the puppet master: an RNA virus injected with wasp eggs that paralyzes the ladybug so that she protects the cocoon until the adult emerges.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Virology

Fly Ferries Fungus Feebleness - BacterioFiles 295

Bacteriofiles

Fly Ferries Fungus Feebleness - BacterioFiles 295

Fungus-eating flies transfer viruses that help make fungi less harmful to plants.

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Fungi, Virology

Does toxoplasma make you sexy? - TWiP 134

TWiP

Does toxoplasma make you sexy? - TWiP 134

TWiP solves the case of the Haitian Girl Who Failed To Thrive, and visit two studies that address the question of whether infection with Toxoplasma gondii alters human behavior.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Toxoplasma gondii, Parasitism

Don’t miss your chance to receive personalized feedback

ASM News

Don’t miss your chance to receive personalized feedback

Attend the Microbe Academy for Professional Development prior to ASM Microbe to get feedback on your presentation and build networking skills. Open to students.

Leah Gibbons - avatar Leah Gibbons

ASM Summary on Administration's FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Statements and Testimony

ASM Summary on Administration's FY 2018 Budget Proposal

The ASM Office of Public Affairs has completed a summary of the Administration's FY 2018 budget proposal with programs and agencies of importance to the microbial sciences.

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board research and development budget

Coalition Letter Urging Investments and Sustained Funding for Scientific Research

Statements and Testimony

Coalition Letter Urging Investments and Sustained Funding for Scientific Re…

The ASM signed onto a coalition letter to Congressional leadership urging support for scientific research as they begin work on the FY 2018 appropriations.

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Research and Development Budgets

ASM's Spending Review

Press Releases

ASM's Spending Review

Over the past several months, the ASM leadership has been conducting a strategic spending review, driven by the necessity to achieve a 2018 breakeven budget, after several years of substantial...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

ASM Microbe 2017: Tweets, Storytelling, Blogging, and Videos - Communicating Your Science

Careers

ASM Microbe 2017: Tweets, Storytelling, Blogging, and Videos - Communicatin…

You most likely receive formal training for communicating your research to other scientists, which is thoroughly practiced at meetings and seminars, but what about to non-scientists? ASM is providing multiple...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

ASM Letter Regarding Appointment of USDA Chief Scientist

Statements and Testimony

ASM Letter Regarding Appointment of USDA Chief Scientist

ASM Letter regarding the nomination of the Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board Agriculture

Statement of the ASM on the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget to Congress

Statements and Testimony

Statement of the ASM on the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget to Congress

The ASM has released a statement on the release of the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget urging Congress to reject the Administration’s proposed severe cuts to science and public health programs.  

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board research and development budget

ASM Microbe 2017 for Microbiology Educators: What Not to Miss

Teaching Microbiology

ASM Microbe 2017 for Microbiology Educators: What Not to Miss

Headed to New Orleans for ASM Microbe 2017? The online program is now available, and as a microbiology educator there are a few sessions that have me excited for the...

Education - avatar Education

 

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