What We DoEstablished in 1899, ASM is the home for microbial scientists from around the globe to connect, learn, discover and prepare for the future.
ASM and its 30,000 members partner with global organizations to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We connect with millions of experts and harness their science to serve humanity. From climate change, antimicrobial resistance, industrial, basic and applied microbiology, ASM is a leader in scientific publishing, stands for open science and advocates for evidence-based public policies.
Convening Experts and Members Network at ASM Meetings
ASM’s meetings and conferences are the physical forum for the latest research in the microbial sciences and microbiology education. Connect and network with your community by registering for one of our meetings, showcasing discovery and innovation across the full spectrum of the field.
Advancing Microbiology Publish Innovative Science
ASM is an authoritative and trusted source of basic, clinical and applied microbiology research. With 15 peer-reviewed journals and hundreds of key reference books for the scientific community, we are one of the most renowned, influential and prolific scientific publishers.
Building Our Community Become an ASM Member
Wherever you are in your career, ASM is here to support you and help you advance in your professional journey. Build meaningful connections, access member-exclusive resources and discounts and help shape the future of the microbial sciences by joining ASM.
Who We Are
We know that microbiology has the power to impact lives, and we are uniquely positioned to bring together key stakeholders to institute life-saving programs, advocate for science funding, encourage the next generation of microbiologists and contribute to the resolution of the most pressing global health challenges.
We strive to make the microbial sciences the most diverse field in STEM and to be a homebase where microbiologists from every part of our world can come together, connect, learn and recharge for the future.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors upholds ASM's mission to advance the microbial sciences.
Council on Microbial Sciences
The Council on Microbial Sciences prioritizes the scientific focus of the Society and identifies opportunities that benefit the members and the scientific community at large.
ASM's Senior Leadership Team translate our mission into action.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
ASM strives to make the microbial sciences the most welcoming field in STEM by elevating and embodying Inclusive Diversity with Equity, Access and Accountability (IDEAA). ASM works to create a diverse community and a culture of inclusion where all staff, volunteers, members and the community are respected, treated fairly and provided opportunities to develop professionally and excel in their chosen career pathway.Explore Our DEI Work
Global Public Health Programs
ASM strengthens levels of health care around the world through lab capacity building, training of local staff and providing solutions for outbreaks when they arise.Learn More
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