The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is a professional organization for microbiologists and other researchers in the field of microbiology. Founded in 1899, the ASM is the largest single life science society in the world, with more than 30,000 members from over 100 countries.
The ASM is dedicated to promoting the study of microbiology and to advancing the field of microbiology for the benefit of humanity. The organization provides a range of resources and services to its members, including continuing education opportunities, networking opportunities, and advocacy efforts aimed at improving policies and practices related to microbiology.
The ASM is committed to advancing the understanding of microbiology and to promoting the application of this knowledge to improve human health and the environment. The organization works closely with government agencies, healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders to advance its mission and to promote evidence-based policies and practices related to microbiology.
In addition to its work on behalf of microbiologists, the ASM also provides resources and support to students and early-career professionals in the field of microbiology. The ASM is a vital resource for microbiologists and other researchers, and its mission is to empower them to be leaders in promoting the understanding and application of microbiology.