ASM Day On Emerging Bacterial Pathogens

13 - May - 2019


The faculty of Health Sciences has convened a symposium on the Emerging Bacterial Pathogens which is covered by the Master students, under the patronizing of the American Society For Microbiology.

The symposium has kicked off by a well introduction about the American Society For Microbiology which was delivered by Prof. Abdelraouf A. Elmanama who has been recently announced ASM Ambassador in Palestine.

ASM is a microbial professional organization that publishing cutting-edge research on microbiology, highly cited journals and a variety of scientific books in a view to engage ASM members with their peers and connect with a world of experts. Furthermore, it works on solving the pressing global health problems through conducting innovative meetings that could bring scientists together. The ASM Strategic plan goes further to accomplish a visionary community that could partake scientists in finding solutions for critical issues in global health, as well as, shaping a think tank for scientists in order to develop the ASM research repository.

In relation to the ASM interest, the emerging and re-emerging infectious disease and emerging pathogens are a priority concern for the American Society Microbiology. Throughout two sessions, a number of MA students have participated with a number of topics on the microbiology, namely the un-known emerging bacteria which has negative impacts on the human life. Some of which are Helicobacter cinaedi, Simkania negevensis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Capnocytophaga canimorsus; in addition to Waddlia chondrophila Tropheryma whipplei, Aerococcus urinae, Alloscardovia omnicolensNeoehrlichia mikurensis.