Every year, after a stringent review process, 16 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. Nominations and applications for ASM Awards and Prize are open until June 20, 2022.
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.
Awards and Prize
With 16 awards and a microbiome data prize, there is an award for everyone.
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2022 Award and Prize Recipients
ASM congratulates the 2022 ASM Award & Prize recipients for their achievements in research, education and leadership.
Recognize Excellence in Microbial Sciences
From early career to lifetime achievement, clinical to environmental microbiology, there is an award to honor outstanding science at every career level and in every sub-discipline of the microbial sciences.
View Past Awards and Prize Recipients’ Contributions
Mythbusting in Susceptibility Testing with Dr. Romney Humphries
Dr. Romney Humphries joins to talk about controversies and myths about accurate antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST). AST is a key tool in addressing the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a complicated and rapidly changing area in clinical microbiology.
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Silencing Your Inner Critic: Spotlight on Michael D.L. Johnson
Dr. Michael D.L. Johnson shares how self-belief has helped him combat imposter syndrome throughout his career and discusses how a musician's mindset has informed his opinion about the world and helped him stay grounded in his research.
ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) Offers Community and Training for Biology Educators
Drs. Nancy Boury and John Buchner, chairs of the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, share their experience at ASMCUE.
New Editors-in-Chief Announced for ASM’s Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Journal of BacteriologyASM is pleased to welcome Gemma Reguera, Ph.D., as Editor-in-Chief for Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM).
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