Microbiology has a new domain on the Web. The American Society for
Microbiology (ASM) Homepage premiered on the World Wide Web August 1 at
Designed as a comprehensive, easy to navigate, information source
on the microbiological sciences, the ASM homepage will appeal to everyone
>From scientists to the lay public. The multimedia environment contains
information and activities useful to ASM Members, other scientists and
the general public:
* Financial aid: Information on scholarships, fellowships and
travel grants online.
* Downloadable forms will allow users to do everything from joining
the Society and ordering publications to searching for a job in
* Keep up to date on the latest research being published in the
Society's 11 peer-reviewed journals with tables of contents
online. Also online: press releases, meeting programs, position
statements and congressional testimony on key issues affecting
* Lots of links connect users to a wealth of information on the
microbiological sciences including universities, government
agencies, newsgroups, electronic journals and the latest search
engines for the web.
Work has already begun on a future ftp site of Society documents
as well as inline forms and credit card transactions.
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The American Society for Microbiology, headquartered in
Washington, D.C., is the oldest and largest single biological membership
organization, with nearly 40,000 members worldwide.