American Society for Microbiology to host 107th General Meeting in Toronto

For the first time in its 107-year history, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will hold its annual meeting outside the United States. Featuring over 3,000 individual scientific presentations, and with an expected attendance of 12,000, the 107th ASM General Meeting will be held May 21-25, 2007, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Microbiologists study living organisms and infectious agents, and their work is critical to health, agriculture, the environment and biotechnology. Many accomplishments in the microbiological sciences have significantly affected our lives, such as the development of treatments for infectious diseases, the prevention of food spoilage, the use of microorganisms to clean up pollutants and basic knowledge of the nature of all living things.

Among the topics to be presented are:

  • How global warming is changing patterns of human disease worldwide
  • Extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis: a greater threat than HIV?
  • Diseases from produce and a possible source of the E. coli spinach outbreak
  • The interface of science and art: microbial degradation of cultural heritage materials

The keynote lecture will feature Edward O. Wilson of Harvard University. Considered by many to be the father of the modern environmental movement, Wilson will draw on the ideas of his best-selling book, The Future of Life, to make a passionate and eloquent plea for a new approach to the management and protection of our eco-system. Marshalling arguments from science, economics, and ethics, he demonstrates that proper stewardship of the earth's bio-diversity is not an option -- it is a necessity, and a choice we must make if life is going to continue to thrive on the only home we have.

More detailed information, including programs and abstract, will be available in early May. Preliminary programs and press registration materials are currently available and can be obtained by calling

Contact: Jim Sliwa
American Society for Microbiology

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