Welcome to the ASM
The ASM is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 1959 as a learned society devoted to furthering the science of microbiology. The ASM became an incorporated professional society in 1976.
A member of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.
ASM is a member Society of Science & Technology Australia.
Latest News Items
November 11 2014
WWI soldier's sample continues to help fight against dysentery
In Honour of Remembrance day, a link to the NCTC story on a strain of Shigella flexneri isolated from a WWI soldier, and how it continues to contribute to modern research into dystentery:
19 September 2014
2014 Bi-state conference Victoria/Tasmania
21 & 22 November 2014
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
Sandy Bay, Hobart
Discounted accommodation at the casino has been organised (subject to availability). Guests must quote Reference BB729212 at time of booking for Arrival on 21st November 2014 and Departure on 22nd November 2014.
Mountain Side rooms @ $115pn, SGL DBL TWN
Tower rooms @ $159pn Nett, SGL DBL TWN
Tower Executive rooms @ $187pn Nett, SGL DBL TWN
17 September 2014
Microbiome Forum Asia - ASM Member Reduced Rate!
19-20 January 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The field of metagenomics has allowed researchers to look into the diversity of the body’s microbiota with findings that the microbiome is a home for diversity, natural immunity, metabolism, behavioural traits, and plays an instrumental role in health and disease. The latest academic and industry research will explore the human microbiome across the following areas:
- Characterising the human microbiome
- Venture capital, collaborations and investment
- The human microbiome’s effect on health and disease
- New research into different microbial systems – both inside and outside the GI tract
- Probiotics, prebiotics, diet and the microbiome
- Skin and dermatology research
Members can get a 10% discount with discount code “ASM/10”
11 September 2014
Lab Management Conference - ASM Member Reduced Rate!
If you work in or control a laboratory, there are specific issues you face everyday:
- human resources
- occupational health & safety
- staff training and retention
The annual conference is dedicated to the professional development of laboratory professionals from all walks of life.
Be they from academic "blue sky" research labs. through to QA/QC labs. in industry, all laboratory (and for that matter: scientific, technical & facility) managers face very similar issues in the day to day running of their laboratories. The LMC is unique and applicable across all laboratories, irrespective of where they are to be found.
Special registration rates earned by membership of the Australian Society for Microbiology. These rates can be accessed by either filling in the registration form in the linked flyer or registering online here. and using the special Promo Code "ALMA14" (without quotation marks).
The detailed conference program can be accessed here.
Prof Elizabeth Hartland and Dr. Jaclyn Pearson, finalist for the 2014 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research
September 3, 2014
ASM members Prof Liz Hartland and Dr Jaclyn Pearson have been nominated for the 2014 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research based on their work on Pathogenic E. coli. Congratulations!
STA's media release - "A plan at last: Chief Scientist launches STEM strategy"
September 2, 2014
Australia's scientists have warmly welcomed today's release of a plan for the use of science, technology, engineering and maths as the foundation of a competitive knowledge-based economy and society.
For more information see the plan here.
Media comment: STA President Dr Ross Smith, 0405 151 824 STA CEO Catriona Jackson 0417 142 238
2014 ASM Award Winners
- David White Excellence in Teaching Award- Priscilla Johanesen
- bioMérieux ASM Identifying Resistance Award- Denis Spelman
- BD ASM Student Travel Awardees:(VIC) Danielle Ingle, University of Melbourne, (TAS) Kamarul Zaman Zarkasi, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, (NSW) Robert Moran, University of Sydney, (QLD) Ashleigh Shannon, University of Queensland, (WA) Amir Ariff, University of Western Australia, (NT) Evan McRobb, Menzies School of Health.
- Burnet-Hayes Postgraduate Award- Erica Kintz
- ASM Frank Fenner Award- Benjamin Howden
- Jacqueline Heath, The University of Melbourne: "PG1058 in the Type IX Secretion System of Porphyromonas gigivalis"
- Carla Giles, University of South Australia: "Development of an adenoviral rector vaccines for Rhodococcus equi infections in foals"