2017 Quiz Night
Our annual fundraising Quiz Night will take place on Tuesday November 14 at the Perth Soccer Club. As usual, tables of maximum 8 people will be accepted, with tickets at $15 per person, which will include entry into the raffle and all games. You are welcome to bring your own food to share at your tables but drinks must be purchased from the bar. Tickets will be available soon from your local committee member.
Student award winners
Congratulations to our student award winners! It's great to see so much diverse and interesting work happening locally. Good luck to our travel award winners at the Annual Scientific Meeting in July!
BD Travel Award for WA – Shakeel Mowlaboccus
Whole-genome Sequencing Reveals a New Cluster of Penicillin-resistant Serogroup W Neisseria meningitidis in Western Australia
WA Branch Travel Award – Su Chen Lim
Antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolates from food, compost and lawn, collected in Western Australia from 2015 to 2016
2016/17 Vacation Scholarships:
Clare Moran (UWA) – Experimental validation of the effects of commercially available anti-viral inhibitors using Zika virus monocyte cell infection models.
Leah Rankine-Wilson (UWA) – Cloning the mcr-1 gene from Escherichia coli
Katherine Middleton (UWA) – Human and avian cell tropism of novel Alphavirus isolated from Culex annulirostris mosquitoes in the Kimberley, Western Australia
Curtin University top final year Microbiology student in the Laboratory Medicine course – Cindy Duong
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 https://www.trybooking.com/255734. This event always sells out so make sure to book early.
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.
Quiz Night is back!
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
Daniel Knight presenting in the BD Award session at ASM 2016
SAVE THE DATE: Tri-State 2017 and Parasitology Masterclass
22-25 September, Darwin.
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!
From left: WA Committee member Jane Bew, WA Committee chair Fiona Daga, Dr Megan Lloyd, A/Prof Charlene Kahler, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Lucy Furfaro.