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ASM Press publishes the largest, most concentrated selection of books on microbiology in the following topic areas:

  • Applied and Industrial Microbiology
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Fungi and Fungal Pathogenesis
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Viruses and Viral Pathogenesis
  • General Interest
  • History of Science

ASM Press titles are available in both print and as ebooks. To shop, visit ASM Press online.


ASM Press, the book publishing division of the American Society for Microbiology, is the premier publisher of microbiology titles. The ASM Press Committee, a standing committee of ASM’s Council Policy Committee, creates the vision for and oversees the implementation of established product lines and development of future publishing products that respond to market needs. Caroline S. Harwood, PhD, Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, is ASM Press Committee Chair.

Wholly dedicated to the science of microbiology, ASM Press publishes a broad selection of content, including textbooks, references, monographs, and general interest titles that are used as the foundational texts in colleges and universities and as reference materials in laboratories and governmental agencies around the world. ASM Press also publishes EcoSal Plus and Microbiology Spectrum, periodicals that review focused microbiology topics.

ASM Press content is subjected to a rigorous peer review and development process. These trusted, well‐respected resources are used around the globe and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

When you buy books directly through the ASM Press, you support the society that supports the science of microbiology:  ASM Press online.

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New Appointments to ASM’s International Ambassador Network

Following a highly competitive application process and extensive review, seventeen ASM Ambassadors were appointed in November 2012. These appointments expand ASM’s worldwide network of in-country representatives to 87 countries and further enhance the Society’s ability to engage our international members, partners and stakeholders. ASM congratulates the following Ambassadors on their recent...


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2012 Round Two Grantees: Indo-US Professorships in Microbiology

The Indo-US Professorships in Microbiology, sponsored by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum, encourages partnerships between the United States and India. Open to ASM members and non-members alike, the program provides microbiological expertise to faculty and students in both countries by supporting grantees to teach interactive short courses or perform...





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