An image with the headshots of the 20 2023 ASM Awards & Prize Recipients.
For almost 40 years, ASM has offered a wide range of awards to recognize  microbiologists for outstanding contributions to the microbial sciences via the ASM Awards program. In 2021, ASM expanded the program and added the ASM Microbiome Data Prize 

Every year, after a stringent review process, the awards and 1 prize are given to exceptional individuals who come from all sub-disciplines and career stages of microbiology. ASM Awards highlight individuals who have made significant contributions to advance the field, their careers and their institutions. Recipients are awarded an honorarium and are invited to present and be recognized at the ASM Microbe meeting.    

Being nominated for an ASM Award or Prize is an honor for any scientist. It reflects the trust and respect of their colleagues. Therefore, there is no better way to show gratitude to a mentor, respect to a colleague or support for an early career scientist than by nominating them and sharing their good work.

The ASM Awards and Prize program is managed by the  American Academy of Microbiology  (Academy), the honorific leadership group and think tank within ASM. The Academy is aware that there are excellent microbiologists from underrepresented groups who deserve this honor, but are less often nominated. Nomination of microbiologists from diverse backgrounds, geographic locations and sectors are greatly welcomed.

View Past Awards and Prize Recipients’ Contributions

This Week In Virology: Black in Microbiology with Ari Kozik and Kishana Taylor

Drs. Ari Kozik and Kishana Taylor share how their organization amplifies the voices of Black microbiologists around the globe.
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This Week in Virology: Virocentricity II with Eugene Koonin

Dr. Eugene Koonin discusses his theories on the evolutionary origins of viruses.
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Decadal Shifts in Microbial Ecology: James Tiedje Discusses

Dr. James Tiedje discusses his career in microbial ecology studying microbiomes of different habitats and how decadal shifts have influenced the field.
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Microbiology Resource of the Month: Rock-Inhabiting Microbes

Microbiology Resource Announcements Editor-in-Chief Dr. Irene Newton notes how rock microbial communities can spur future research on microbial diversity.
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