New Tracks for ASM Microbe 2018!

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Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (formerly part of Antimicrobial Agents and Infectious Diseases track) 
Applied and Environmental Science
Clinical Infections and Vaccines (formerly part of the Antimicrobial Agents and Infectious Diseases track) 
Clinical and Public Health Microbiology
Host-Microbe Biology
Microbial Ecology and Evolution 
(formerly Ecological and Evolutionary Science) 
Molecular Biology and Physiology
Profession of Microbiology

Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance

AAR 01 Surveillance of Antibacterial Resistance: Molecular Typing, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology
AAR 02 Antibacterial agents: Mechanisms of Action and Mechanisms of Resistance
AAR 03 Antifungal Agents and Resistance
AAR 04 Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and General Pharmacology
AAR 05 Antimicrobial Stewardship, including Quality of Care
AAR 06 Antiviral Agents (including HIV drugs) and Resistance
AAR 07 Experimental Therapeutics
AAR 08 New Antimicrobial Agents (pre-US IND or prior to the start of clinical therapeutic studies/pre-Phase 2) and New Research Technologies
AAR 09 Pharmacological Studies of Antimicrobial Agents pre-NDA (Phase 2/3)

Applied and Environmental Science

AES01 Aeromicrobiology
AES02 Microbiology of Agricultural Systems
AES03 Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment
AES04 Biofilms in Applied & Environmental Science
AES05 Biofuels & Bioproducts
AES06 Bioremediation, Biodegradation, Biofouling, and Biocorrosion
AES07 Electromicrobiology
AES08 Fermentation & Biotransformation
AES09 Freshwater, Wastewater, Drinking Water, and Marine Microbiology
AES10 Genetic & Metabolic Functions in Environmentally Relevant Microbes
AES11 Microbiology of Food, including Spoilage, Fermentation, and Probiotics
AES12 Microbiology of the Built Environment
AES13 New Microbial Processes for Resource Recovery, Carbon Capture, and Resource Efficiency
AES14 Detecting, Characterization, and Source-tracking of Environmental Microbes
AES15 Synthetic Biology
AES16 Geomicrobiology 
AES17 Foodborne Pathogens

Clinical Infections and Vaccines

CIV01 Clinical Studies of Adult Infectious Diseases, including Clinical Trials and Diseases caused by Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Prions or Parasites
CIV02 Infection Prevention and Control: Healthcare-associated and Surgical Infections and Clinical Epidemiology
CIV03 Global Health
CIV04 Transplant Infectious Diseases
CIV05 Pediatric Infectious Diseases
CIV06 Vaccines and Immunization Science

Clinical and Public Health Microbiology 

CPHM01 Administering the Clinical/Public Health Microbiology Laboratory
CPHM02 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
CPHM03 Diagnostic Bacteriology
CPHM04 Diagnostic Immunology
CPHM05 Diagnostic Mycobacteriology
CPHM06 Diagnostic Mycology
CPHM07 Diagnostic Parasitology
CPHM08 Diagnostic Public Health Microbiology
CPHM09 Diagnostic Veterinary Microbiology
CPHM10 Diagnostic Virology
CPHM11 Laboratory Safety, Security and Biodefense
CPHM12 Molecular Diagnostic Microbiology
CPHM13 Laboratory Informatics
CPHM14 Practical Tools for Bench Technologists

Host-Microbe Biology

HMB01 Animal Infections 
HMB02  Genetic & Physiological Adaptation to the Host
HMB03  Host Response to Microbes
HMB04  Cellular/Molecular Host-Microbe Interactions 
HMB05  Invasion & Survival in Host Cells
HMB06  Manipulations of Host Functions by Microbes
HMB07  Microbe-Plant Interactions
HMB08  Microbial Symbioses with Invertebrate Hosts
HMB09  Microbiome-Host Interactions
HMB10  Phage-Host Interactions 
HMB11  Polymicrobial Pathogenicity and Symbosis
HMB12  Sepsis & Inflammation
HMB13  Surface Structures of Pathogenic Microbes
HMB14  Toxins & Secreted Factors
HMB15  Virulence Regulatory Mechanisms
HMB16  Virus-Host Interactions
HMB17 Microbial Metabolism & Host Association
HMB18 Anti-Pathogen Strategies

Microbial Ecology and Evolution

MEE01  Biofilms in Ecological & Evolutionary Science 
MEE02 Biogeochemical Processes and Systems Biology
MEE03 Climate Change and Microbes
MEE04 Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics
MEE05 Ecology and Evolution of Viruses & Phage
MEE06 Ecological & Evolutionary Modeling and Theory
MEE07 'omics to Study Ecosystem Function
MEE08 Patterns, Mechanisms & Experimental Approaches in Molecular Evolution 
MEE09 Polymicrobial Interactions of Ecological or Evolutionary Significance
MEE10 Systems Biology
MEE11 Unusual Microbes & Extreme Environments

Molecular Biology and Physiology

MBP01 Assembly & Structure of Complexes
MBP02 Computational Genomics, Databases & Modeling
MBP03 Enzyme Mechanisms
MBP04 Eucaryotic Cell Biology
MBP05 Gene Regulatory Mechanisms
MBP06 Genome Dynamics and Horizontal Gene Transfer
MBP07 Growth & Development of Microbial Cells
MBP08 Metabolic Networks and Microbial Physiology
MBP09 Molecular Biology & Physiology of Biofilms
MBP10 Motility Mechanisms
MBP11 New Genetic & Genomic Tools
MBP12 Phage Biology & Genomics
MBP13 Protein Secretion & Surface Localization
MBP14 Replication/Repair/Recombination
MBP15 Stress & Stimulus Response Mechanisms
MBP16 Structural Biology
MBP17 Virus Assembly Mechanisms

Profession of Microbiology

POM01 Microbiology Education, Communication and Outreach
POM02 Career and Professional Development
POM03 Microbiology Research and Policy Environments
POM04 History of Microbiology