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Published: 6 March 2015

ASM History SIG: Microbiology Australia

The ASM History SIG was launched at ASM Adelaide 2013 at a meeting on 12 noon Tuesday 9th July 2013 and Dr Diane Lightfoot was elected convener for the first 2 years of this SIG.

The purpose of this SIG is to record the history of Microbiology in Australia, in the ASM archives, including details about certain microbiologists, microbiological institutions, and microorganisms, as well as disseminate this information to ASM members.

Regularly notes on topics of interest will be contributed to the ASM Victorian Branch Newsletter from the History SIG (e.g. prominent microbiologists, significant microbiological discoveries by Victorian microbiologists, microbiological institutions/major events at these institutions). In future it is intended to have a History of Australian Microbiology Symposium at the ASM annual scientific meeting.

The AGM of the History SIG will be held at the ASM scientific meeting in Canberra July 2015.

If ASM members have that significant ASM memorabilia that they would like to donate to the ASM archives or suggestions of topics suitable for possible symposia at the ASM Annual Meetings. Please send details of memorabilia or suggestions/topics of interest or for possible symposia to:

History SIG convener, c/o Australian Society for Microbiology Office, 9/397 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Vic. 3068, Australia.

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