ASM - Western Australia


City Dinner 2017

The 2017 City Dinner will take place on February 27 at 6:00PM at the University Club of WA. This year's speaker will be Paal Skytt Anderson from the Statens Serum Institute. Tickets include a three course dinner and wine. Tickets are now available at This event always sells out so make sure to book early.

2017 City Dinner



Student travel awards applications are now open

Applications for the BD and Branch travel awards are now open. These awards finance students to attend the 2017 ASM Annual Scientific Meeting in Hobart from 2-5 July. Students are strongly encouraged to apply. More information is available here.

 Travel Awards 2017



Quiz Night is back!

Quiz night 2016




Vacation scholarship applications are now open

Students are invited to apply for summer vacation scholarships for the 2016/17 summer period. More information is available here.




Congratulations to our WA award winners in 2016!

 At the Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth in July 2016 we had two award winners from WA:

  • Dr David Smith – Lyn Gilbert award
  • Mr Daniel Knight – BD ASM Student Travel Award - WA

Congratulations to the recipients of student awards in UWA and Curtin University:

  • Ms Lauren Savage – Highest aggregate mark in Microbiology – UWA
  • Ms Virginia Hilpipre – Highest mark in final year Microbiology, Laboratory Medicine degree – Curtin University

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Daniel Knight presenting in the BD Award session at ASM 2016

 SAVE THE DATE: Tri-State 2017 and Parasitology Masterclass

22-25 September, Darwin.

Tri State 2017 Save the Date flyer



Calling for Social Media Ambassadors!


You can engage with microbiology more broadly through social media for the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM):

ASM’s Communication Ambassador program is always looking for new participants to take over ASM’s social media channels.

Our Communication Ambassadors are in charge of ASM’s online channels while engaging in science communication with scientists, industry, media members, and policy makers.  Ambassadors greatly expand their professional networks and receive discounted conference registrations.

Applications close 31 March each year – join us and find out more! 

ASM Videos from Canberra 2015

Below are videos of ASM members explaining the importance of microbiology to society and why you should join the ASM. Enjoy! 


Congratulations to our WA award recipients!

At the recent ASM meeting in Canberra 2015, A/Professor Charlene Kahler (UWA) was honoured with Fellowship of the ASM.

Dr Megan Lloyd (WA) received the ASM Teacher's Travel award.

The student travel awards went to Mr Shakeel Mowlaboccus (UWA, ASM Clinical Microbiology Travel Award) and Ms Lucy Furfaro (UWA, BD ASM Student Travel Award).

Congratulations to you all on these well-deserved honours! 

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From left: WA Committee member Jane Bew, WA Committee chair Fiona Daga, Dr Megan Lloyd, A/Prof Charlene Kahler, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Lucy Furfaro.