Tagged: American Society for Microbiology

Where do all the women go? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 06, 2014

This weekend is International Women’s Day and the theme this year is Inspiring Change. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, just 30% of science researchers are women. They have produced a nifty tool to see where those women work and in what fields. For NZ, the tool says that 59% of Bachelors students are … Read More

Monday Micro – citizen science & the scary viruses - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 03, 2013

I’ve recently returned from Denver, Colorado where I was attending the American Society of Microbiology’s (ASM) annual conference. It was one of the biggest conferences I’ve ever been to: approximately 7,100 attendees, nearly 230 sessions, 19 workshops, and over 2,500 posters. All in just 4 days. Exhausting! With such a huge amount going on, the organisors had developed a smart … Read More