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Thursday, 14 January 2016 09:39

How Well Do You Know ASM?

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Did you know the American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world? Join ASM today at

ASM membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent all aspects of the microbial sciences including microbiology educators.

The mission of ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. ASM accomplishes this mission through a variety of products, services and activities. We provide a platform for sharing the latest scientific discoveries through our books, journals, meetings and conferences. We help strengthen sustainable health systems around the world though our laboratory capacity building and global engagement programs. We advance careers through our professional development programs and certifications. We train and inspire the next generation of scientists through our outreach and educational programs.

ASM members have a passion for the microbial sciences, a desire to connect with their colleagues and a drive to be involved with the profession. Whether it is publishing in an ASM Journal, attending an ASM meeting or volunteering on one of the Society's many boards and committees.

Big parts of our everyday lives, from energy production, waste recycling, new sources of food, new drug development and infectious diseases to environmental problems and industrial processes-are studied in the microbial sciences.

Microbiology boasts some of the most illustrious names in the history of science--Pasteur, Koch, Fleming, Leeuwenhoek, Lister, Jenner and Salk--and some of the greatest achievements for mankind. Within the 20th century, a third of all Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have been awarded to microbiologists.

Subscribe to ASM's YouTube channel at where you can view a wide variety of microbiology related content from science talks and lectures, interviews with leaders in the field, how to videos, workshops/trainings, scientific journal video abstracts and more.