Feb. 9, 2012
Irvine, Calif., February 9, 2012 – Markus Ribbe has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world’s oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.
Today, the Academy serves as a resource to governmental agencies, industry, ASM and the larger scientific and lay communities by convening colloquia to address critical issues in microbiology. The Academy convenes four to five colloquia a year for in-depth analysis of critical issues in microbiology. The Academy manages ASM’s scientific achievement awards program, recognizing outstanding achievement and potential in all areas of microbiology.
The academy maintains a website http://academy.asm.org that describes its activities and provides a roster of members and their areas of research. Markus will be honored with the new, 2012 fellows at the ASM Annual Meeting in San Francisco in June.