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This page contains a list of professional organizations, U.S government agencies, and international organizations relevant to the field of microbiology and/or various subfields.
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
The American Society for Microbiology advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.
American Society for Virology (ASV)
The American Society for Virology promotes exchange of information and stimulates discussion and collaboration among virologists.
Mycological Society of America (MSA)
The Mycological Society of America is a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology - the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi. MSA aims to promote and advance the science of mycology and to foster and encourage research and education in mycology in all its aspects.
Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB)
The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific information through its meetings and publications, and serves as liaison among the specialized fields of microbiology.
Federal Agencies and Programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
As the United States' health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish this mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects the U.S. against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
Coordinated Outbreak Response & Evaluation (CORE) Network | FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network was created to manage not just outbreak response, but surveillance and post-response activities related to incidents involving multiple illnesses linked to FDA-regulated human and animal food and cosmetic products.
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) | NIH/NIAID
The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) supports extramural research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all human infectious agents except HIV. DMID provides funding opportunities and a comprehensive set of resources for researchers that support basic research, preclinical development, and clinical evaluation.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..."
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) | NIH
Leading research to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods, the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change. USGS scientists develop new methods and tools to enable timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.