Dr John Merlino
Dr. John Merlino is the current Convenor and Chair of the Australian Society for Microbiology Antimicrobial Special Interest Group with 923 ASM members within the Antimicrobial Group. He is a Committee member of the Clinical Standing Committee National Branch Australian Society for Microbiology; Committee member of the Pathology Association Council of Australia and ASM Workforce Committee; Member of the Editorial Board of the ASM journal - Microbiology Australia.
Honorary Associate in the Faculty of Medicine of the Sydney Medical School - Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology of the University of Sydney. A Senior Scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Concord Hospital – Sydney South West Area Health Service with over 30 years experience in laboratory practice. Past and present positions include Scientific Adviser to the Commonwealth Government – Australian Government – Medicare MBS - Pathology Service Table Committee Department of Health and Ageing. Reviewer and referee for peer-review journals – RCPA-Pathology, JAC, JCM, AAC, EJCMID, DRUGS, World Health Organisation Bulletins, Microbiology Australia, AIMS Journal. Executive Member of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC) and member of ESCMID. His interests include antimicrobial resistance detection and identification, pathogenesis and epidemiology.