HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
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
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
21-Mar-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
2. Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimers disease
3. American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
5. American buffalo slaughter fueled by international trade
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
7. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007
8. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007
9. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
10. Wiley extends publishing partnership with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
11. Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... In an upcoming episode scheduled for the fall ... Care Testing solutions (POCT). Check local listings for more info. , Today, the majority ... are shipped to labs throughout the country. Results are then available several days later. ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... 2020 , ... The field of quantitation of large molecules or proteins has ... area. However, the use of mass spectrometry in this field has gained a lot ... do you choose which approach to use (LBA or MS)?” In many cases, ...
(Date:6/19/2020)... , ... June 18, 2020 ... ... webinar series, “Automate Your Lab with Software for Data Decisions,” for pharmaceutical ... learn how to integrate and automate cutting-edge scientific instruments and laboratory equipment ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... With the ... vaccine or drug treatment. In an effort to better understand the cellular responses ... world’s largest imaging dataset portraying therapeutic compound effects from over 1,600 approved and ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2020 , ... ... now offering an Amniosomes special offer. This includes buy three, get the fourth ... call (888) 568-6909. , Amniotic derived exosomes, known as exosomes, have been a ...
(Date:6/11/2020)... ... 2020 , ... PathSensors Inc., a Baltimore biotechnology company, announced ... program funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) entitled “Food ... goal was to engineer and develop a field-deployable instrument for portable pathogen and ...
(Date:5/30/2020)... ... May 29, 2020 , ... Medrio, Inc., ... animal health markets, has enabled Cytovale, Inc., a medical technology company dedicated to ... to achieve their first patient in (FPI) in just seven days. The Cytovale ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: