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13-Jan-2014

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American Society for Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology launches science diplomacy magazine

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) announces a new quarterly publication, Cultures, that explores the intersection of science, policy, and the global challenges we all share by bringing diverse voices to a common platform.

Each issue will feature articles and interviews focused around a central global theme. The inaugural issue explores the question, "What is the role of scientists in addressing today's global challenges?" Drs. Bruce Alberts, John Holdren, and Gebisa Ejeta speak from their unique perspectives on diplomacy, climate change, and food security. In addition to these pieces, the issue features an interview with past ASM President Dr. Jo Handelsman, an essay by eight ASM Young Ambassadors of Science, and a sister society contribution by the American Chemical Society.

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Cultures is available online as an open access publication. The inaugural issue can be found at http://www.asm.org/cultures.

The magazine welcomes contributions from individuals interested in science diplomacy and global engagement. To learn more about the next issue's theme and submission requirements, please email cultures@asmusa.org.

The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of over 39,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide.



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