The ASM Communication Ambassador program has recently been featured in the Science Communication themed Issue of the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE). This showcases the excellent work our Communication Ambassadors have been carrying out on behalf of the society for the last 4 years.
ASM South Australian member Dr Katharina Richter is the winner of Fresh Science SA 2018, a competition designed to highlight the scientific stories of early-career researchers in Australia. ASM congratulates Dr Richter, and the spotlight this brings to her work on novel antimicrobial therapies utilising bacterial iron metabolic pathways.
Applications for ASM Communication Ambassador Program now open:
The Vice-President Corporate Affairs plays an important role in overseeing the management of the Society’s finances. The current VP Corporate Affairs is Cheryl Power, who has served her term, and we are seeking someone to replace her. The position is for 3 years, which can be extended to 5 years. The successful nominee will serve one year as VP-elect before taking up their role. During this period, they will work with Cheryl. In addition to overseeing their specific portfolio area, the successful nominee will be a member of the executive team. In this role she or he will interact with the other VPs and the ASM President to guide all aspects of the Society's operations.
The Summer Student Research Awards are designed to enable undergraduate students taking subjects in Microbiology (and Masters by Coursework students taking subjects in Microbiology) to complete a research experience in the laboratory of an ASM member, on a specific research project.
I am delighted to announce that the following members of the society have been awarded the position of Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology.
This week’s program will be hosted by Jenny Davis, who will be presenting a special feature on the eminent female scientist, Nancy Millis. Jenny will be interviewing scientist and writer, Sally Morrison; microbiologist Jim Pittard; and scientist Tony Priestley.
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s sciences sector.
The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.
The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.
Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to September 15th:http://www.wla.edu.au/funding.html