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American Society for Microbiology to host 115th General Meeting in New Orleans

American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will hold its 115th General Meeting from May 30- June 2, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting will feature approximately 3,000 individual scientific presentations spanning the breadth of microbiology and has an expected attendance of 8,000 people.

The meeting will feature a broad range of cutting-edge research in the microbial sciences including biomedicine, food safety and environmental factors, to name a few.

Among the topics to be presented are:

  • Recent Developments in Microbiome Research
  • Innate Immunity at the Host-Microbe Interface
  • Benefits and Risks of Fresher & More Natural Food Trends
  • Oceans Alive: Marine Microbes in Action
  • The International Space Station: A Built Environment for Microbial Research

Reporters can register for the meeting and receive more information at Additional press materials will be also be provided as soon as they are made available.

Meeting registry is complimentary for reporters and an on-site press room will also be available.

Daily media events will be livestreamed on the internet via the ASM Newsroom and will be archived on YouTube.

The ASM General Meeting Press Center will be located in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will be open starting at noon on Saturday, May 30. Programs, abstracts, news releases and information about daily press media events will be provided.


The ASM, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest and largest single biological membership organization with approximately 39,000 members worldwide. Members work in different organizations, including education (research institutions, undergraduate and graduate institutions, and medical dental and veterinary schools), industry (pharmaceutical, food and agriculture, biotechnology, environmental, and pollution control companies and hospitals), and federal and state governments (research laboratories and public health).

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