American Society for Microbiology

1752 N St NW
Washington DC  20036

Phone: (202) 737-3600

American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 40,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The mission of the ASM is to promote understanding of the central role of microbes on our planet and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of global health and the environment.

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The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world.

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. 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 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.

Eligibility for Full Membership is open to any person who is interested in microbiology and holds at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in microbiology or related field. Many members hold advanced degrees, including a large number at the master's, PhD, ScD, DrPH and MD level. A regularly matriculated student of microbiology or a related field is eligible to become a student member. There are also separate membership categories for postdoctoral fellows and for transitional scientists in the early years of a career.

Microbiologists study microbes--bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, mycoplasma, fungi, algae and protozoa--some of which cause diseases, but many of which contribute to the balance of nature or are otherwise beneficial.

Microbiological research includes infectious diseases, recombinant DNA technology, alternative methods of energy production and waste recycling, new sources of food, new drug development, and the etiology of sexually transmitted diseases, among other areas. Microbiology is also concerned with environmental problems and industrial processes.

Microbiology boasts some of the most illustrious names in the annals 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 bestowed upon microbiologists.




The ASM is the world's largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and

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Founded: 1899

Categories: Education, Non-Profit Organization, Organization

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Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Microbial sciences careers, TWiM Live at Biothreats 2017

Microbial sciences careers, TWiM Live at Biothreats 2017
11:15 am - 02/07/2017

At American Society for Microbiology

Watch the (free) live-stream from the 2017 BioThreats conference (CLICK THE DISCUSSION TAB ABOVE TO VIEW): This Week in Microbiology's Vincent Rancaniello, meets...

Collaborative Solutions Combatting Emerging Biothreats

Collaborative Solutions Combatting Emerging Biothreats
07:30 am - 02/06/2017

At American Society for Microbiology

Watch the (free) live-stream from the 2017 BioThreats conference: Program leaders from within the CDC, DoD and USAID will speak to their work in reducing biological...

Microbes After Hours: Understanding the Pathogenesis of Emerging Viruses wi

Microbes After Hours: Understanding the Pathogenesis of Emerging Viruses wi
05:30 pm - 07/28/2016

At American Society for Microbiology

This special Microbe After Hours event at the headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology will feature Dr. Michael Diamond, the 2016 Elizabeth O. King...

Live Stream: Bill Gates' Opening Keynote Session

Live Stream: Bill Gates' Opening Keynote Session
05:00 pm - 06/16/2016

At American Society for Microbiology

A Conversation with Bill Gates: Bringing the Frontiers of Science to the Front Lines of Development Thursday, June 16 • 5:00 p.m. View the live stream at asm.org In...

Microbes After Hours: This Week in Virology LIVE - Zika Virus

Microbes After Hours: This Week in Virology LIVE - Zika Virus
06:00 pm - 05/31/2016

At American Society for Microbiology

A special live episode of the popular science podcast This Week in Virology at the headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology. Podcast host Vincent Racaniello...

Applications of Clinical Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing

Applications of Clinical Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing
01:00 pm - 02/19/2016

At American Society for Microbiology

Order tickets via Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/e/applications-of-clinical-microbial-next-generation-sequencing-tickets-20905145854?aff=efbevent Despite entrance into...

Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser

Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser
06:00 pm - 01/28/2016

At American Society for Microbiology

UPDATE** Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser has sold out but you can put your name on the wait list using the ticket URL above. Also, we will be live streaming...

ASM Live at ICAAC/ICC 2015

ASM Live at ICAAC/ICC 2015
12:30 pm - 09/18/2015

At American Society for Microbiology

Participate in ASM Live at ICAAC/ICC 2015 in San Diego, CA, where we will be live streaming video interviews of select researchers with host Michael Schmidt,PhD,...

Microbes After Hours: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Microbes After Hours: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
06:00 pm - 06/25/2015

At American Society for Microbiology

In 2011, the NIH Clinical Center had a cluster of infections of a pathogen that tops the CDC’s list of urgent threats: antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae....

ASM Live - The Internet Talk Show from the American Society for Microbiology

ASM Live - The Internet Talk Show from the American Society for Microbiology
08:30 am - 05/31/2015

At American Society for Microbiology

Come join us and be a part of the online audience at ASM Live, the live internet talk show of asm2015 highlighting various sessions and presentations at the 115th...

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