This issue of Microcosm focuses on topics that were at the heart of ASM Microbe 2023 (which was held in Houston, Texas in June, 2023): We explore the impact microbes have on our everyday lives and the potentially huge impact they could have on our future.
Microbes and society are so intricately interwoven that neither can be isolated from the other. If we are to advance in the post-COVID era, the deeper implications of this fact cannot be overlooked.
Climate change is a major threat to society. Microbes mediate many of the negative effects of climate change, offering solutions to rising greenhouse gas emissions and harmful environmental changes.
Worldwide, the threat of antimicrobial resistance is responsible for millions of deaths annually. How are ASM members working to identify and address current challenges with novel approaches?
The success of bacterial pathogens depends on interactions with other microbes in and on the host. Studying these interactions has important implications for infection prevention and treatment.
Team science emphasizes collaboration among researchers from multiple disciplines. How can scientists come together to tackle the world's biggest health-related challenges?
Many of the challenges that affect environmental sustainability and human health can be better addressed by developing microbial solutions that bolster plant, animal and environmental health.
Microbiology consists of subdisciplines that span the gamut of science and art, oftentimes intersecting, as the field's dedicated professionals work to elevate scientific discovery and benefit society.
From new perspectives on phage therapy to microbiome management in a changing climate, read about what’s hot in the microbial sciences.
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Explore the latest groundbreaking research in the microbial sciences, stay up to date with what's happening at ASM and read cutting-edge scientific articles in Microcosm, ASM's flagship, members-only magazine.
Leah Potter, M.S.
Colleen Kraft, M.D., M.Sc.
Emory Medical Laboratories
Virginia L. Miller, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Timothy J. Donohue, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Marylynn Yates, Ph.D.
University of California
Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D.
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