About Us

The ASM is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 1959 as a learned society devoted to furthering the science of microbiology. In 1976, the ASM became an incorporated professional society, and has a membership approaching 2000. The society functions in “bringing microbiologists together” with the objective of advancing the science of microbiology in Australia.

 
 
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council & governance

As a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, the ASM's Council bears legal responsibilities. The Society also has a number of committees, including Special Interest Groups, State Branches and Standing Committee

 
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aims & objectives

The ASM has a vision and mission around which we base our strategy. Our members have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about the discipline. The Society’s role is to help unlock and harness the potential of that knowledge and bring microbiologists together.

 
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Equality, diversity and inclusion

The ASM supports greater diversity within the field of microbiology.

 
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our history

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.

 
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GUIDELINES & REPORTS

The ASM issues topical guidelines which provide need-to-know information on various subjects.
These resources are prepared with the help of our members, Standing Committees and Special Interest Groups where applicable.