• SASM 2018

    Dear All

    Compliments of the new year!  The SASM conference is now less than 3 months away!

    Kindly note the early bird registrations for the SASM 2018 conference closes on Friday 19 January 2018. If you want to benefit from the early bird rates, register online before closing date by follow the link www.sasm2018.co.za. If you have not received confirmation of acceptance of your presentation but want to benefit from the early bird rate, please continue with registration online.  We will postpone payment date for early bird registrations to the end of January 2018.

    Please note that submissions for Poster presentation will be closing on Monday 22 January 2018. If you are still planning on submitting a poster presentation, please be sure to do so on the website before the deadline.

    For any assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

    Carla de Jager

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    Prof Fanus Venter

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    We are looking forward to receiving your registrations and presentations.

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  • Lecturer Position: The University of Fort Hare

    FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
    LECTURER: DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY
    ALICE CAMPUS - REF NO: 5041
    R 435 051 - R 540 620 p.a. (All-inclusive package)

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  • Technical Officer Position

    IMBM LOGO FAThe Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) is a leading research unit based within the Department of Biotechnology. IMBM is committed to being a globally competitive institute through excellence in research and in the training of future research leaders. The Institute focuses on the research and development of novel, high-value natural products for the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, food and beverage and agricultural industries, as well as products for industrial processes.

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Welcome to SASM

Welcome to the website of the South African Society for Microbiology (SASM)

SASM is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences in South Africa. Its members comprise microbiologists employed in universities, institutes, industry and government as well as student and corporate members. SASM has grown remarkably during the last four years and currently has over 600 members. Eligibility to become a full member of the Society is open to any person who holds at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent in microbiology or related field. Students majoring in microbiology are encouraged to sign up as student members.

Objectives of the society

  • to promote the professional interests of microbiologists, to improve the standing of the profession and to uphold the dignity of an honourable profession;
  • to act as official and representative mouthpiece of members of the profession;
  • to create a channel by means of which the authorities may gauge the opinion of the profession regarding matters directly or indirectly affecting the profession;
  • to promote high academic standards in the training of microbiologists and to proffer advice in this regard;
  • to advise on the professional assessment of microbiologists;
  • to receive and administer membership fees, other funds and donations for the furtherance of the general or specific objects of the Society;
  • to lay down such rules as are deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the Society and the achievement of its various objects;
  • to make awards;
  • to further knowledge in the various microbiological disciplines and all areas in which it may be applied and to create channels of communication between members who share common interests;
  • to promote affiliation with related scientific societies in South Africa and similar scientific societies beyond our borders;
  • to collect and disseminate information on microbiology.