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ASM Membership matters at asm2015. In addition to the many other society-wide advantages, ASM's new membership tiers provide you with benefits and discounts at asm2015.

Please Note: Your member/non-member standing for asm2015 registration is based on your 2015 ASM membership status. If you have not renewed or joined for 2015, please visit prior to registering for asm2015. Supporting members receive the same rates as non-members. Supporting members must upgrade to Contributing or Premium membership to be eligible for member discounted rates.

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.

Eligibility for membership is open to any person who is interested in microbiology and holds at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in microbiology or related field. Many members hold advanced degrees, including a large number at the master's, PhD, ScD, DrPH and MD level. A regularly matriculated student of microbiology or a related field is eligible to become a Student Member. There are also separate membership categories for postdoctoral fellows in the early years of a career.

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