Preamble

The American Society for Microbiology recognizes the essential role of public policy in advancing microbial science as a cross-cutting and global endeavor. Microbiology transcends government agencies and borders, and continued advancement in the field requires adherence to certain core policy principles.

Biosecurity/Biodefense

To advance the microbial sciences and their application to biosecurity and biodefense now and in the future, ASM will advocate for the following:

Fundamental Microbial Sciences and Discovery

To advance the fundamental (also referred to as basic) microbial sciences and their broad applications now and in the future, ASM will advocate for the following:

Microbes and Health

To advance the microbial sciences and their application to human health now and in the future, ASM will advocate for the following:

Microbes in Agriculture

To advance the microbial sciences in agriculture policy now and in the future, ASM will advocate for the following:

Microbes, Energy and the Environment

To advance the microbial sciences in energy and the environment now and in the future, ASM will advocate for the following:

Promoting a Culture for Scientific Advancement

To promote a culture of scientific advancement, ASM will advocate for the following:

ASM's Advocacy Page

ASM is working to make sure the microbial sciences are well represented.

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