ASM Stands Up for Global Science

Feb. 6, 2020

The 30,000 members of the American Society for Microbiology, including the 2,500 fellows of its honorary branch, the American Academy of Microbiology, recognize that global collaboration is an essential component of microbiology today, as it is with many scientific disciplines. ASM members around the world are working to improve lives through research on human and animal health, agriculture, energy, the environment and biothreats; and addressing pressing global public health challenges such as Ebola, HIV, TB and the novel coronavirus. Arguably, global collaboration is more important in the microbial sciences than in other scientific disciplines.
In light of recent events and decisions, ASM reaffirms its support along with others in the scientific community for advancing policies that strike the appropriate balance between national security and an open, collaborative scientific environment.

Read the scientific community’s letter on the importance of global collaborations.
The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 30,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.

Author: ASM Advocacy

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