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What We Do

ASM has various internal departments that work to advance the society's mission.

ASM ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY

The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. Visit http://academy.asm.org/


ASM PRESS

ASM publishes books by internationally renowned authors and editors with expertise in a broad range of microbiology disciplines. View ASM's book catalog here. http://asmscience.org/content/books?order=date


ASM EDUCATION

ASM's education department works to educate individuals at all levels in the microbiological sciences. It supports both student and faculty development through fellowships, online publications, conferences, workshops/ institutes and networking opportunities.


ASM INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

ASM's global activities leverage subject matter expertise to implement specialized programs in laboratory capacity building, microbiology mentorship, biosafety and biorisk management, and health security. Our programs ensure sustainable health systems strengthening around the world, where it is needed the most. Currently we are focusing our efforts in 24 countries and constantly working on expanding.

 

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ASM JOURNALS

The mission of the ASM Journals program is to advance the microbiological sciences through the pursuit of scientific knowledge and dissemination of the results of fundamental and applied research. Edited by working scientists who are drawn from eminent institutions around the world, ASM Journals have delivered excellence and value for nearly 100 years. Known for their quality, rigor, and fairness, ASM Journals continue to provide current, influential coverage of basic and clinical microbial research. View all of ASM's journals.


ASM PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE

The Professional Practice Committee's (PPC) mission is to provide professional development opportunities and content to members to increase their skill, enhance their job performance and contribute to the profession. The PPC will serve the microbiology profession by representing clinical microbiologists and immunologists, microbiologists working in the pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries and biological safety officers. Currently, the PPC oversees professional certification, accreditation of postgraduate clinical training programs, the clinical microbiology portal, mentoring for clinical microbiologists, and the Speakers' Bureau. The PPC also develops evidence-based and consensus-based practice guidelines and offers professional development opportunities.



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