About the Israel Society for Microbiology (ISM)
The Israel Society for Microbiology was established in 1967, It is a non-profit organization registered at the Registrar of Associations. The Society has around 500 members. They are scientists and graduate students from a variety of educational institutions in Israel, food and medical microbiologists, clinical microbiologists from different health institutes, and active microbiologists from the industrial sectors.
The main purpose of the Israel Society for Microbiology is represent the community of microbiologists engaged in research in and teaching of the field of microbiology at the national and international levels. The association strives to encourage and promote scientific progress, alongside awakening the public at large to the contribution and importance of the Microbiology to society and to the country.
A governing council that is composed of members from the academy manages the Society. The governing council are elected by all members of the association every 2 years for a period of 2 years. The general assembly meeting of all members of the society is held once a year, during the annual meeting, for the approval of financial reports and for the approval of board decisions.
The Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Microbiology:
The highlight of the society’s activities is the annual conference that is usually held in February or March. The conference is considered to be the most important meeting held in the field of microbiology in Israel. Approximately 500 microbiologists attend this conference every year, amongst them top Israeli scientists and scientists invited from abroad. This conference provides exposure to areas of microbiology, which are at the forefront of research in Israel in academia and industry, and creates meeting point of these two worlds.
In addition, the meeting also provides an opportunity for commercial companies to present to become to the latest advances in a variety of cutting edge equipment and technologies.