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Welcome to Sino-Micro!

Sino-Micro stands for The Overseas Chinese Society for Microbiology (海外华人微生物学会). Sino-Micro is an association established by and for overseas Chinese microbiologists.

Sino-Micro is formed to the promotion of discovery, exchange, and dissemination of knowledge and ideas in the field of microbiology and professional growth and career development of overseas Chinese microbiologists. Sino-Micro acts in two principal ways: (i) facilitating interaction between members; and (ii) interaction between members and microbiologists in China. Sino-Micro accomplishes these objectives through meetings and symposia, dissemination of technical information, mentoring of students and young scholars, and participation in national and international research and educational programs.


  • 6/9/2022: "The Overseas Chinese Society for Microbiology (Sino-Micro) 2022 Symposium" will be held at 12 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time, on June 9, 2022, in association with the ASM Microbe 2022. The venue of our symposium is Monument (room name), Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. Washington Marriott Marquis is the "convention center headquarters hotel", next to Walter E. Washington Convention Center (the main conference venue). Sino-Micro 2022 symposium is open to everyone. Please check out the Sino-Micro 2022 agenda. Aslo see more information in our Sino-Micro 2022 meeting website. Welcome to join!

  • 5/3/2022: Prof. Qijing Zhang, Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), USA. See more on NAS News: http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/2022-nas-election.html. Dr. Zhang is also a member of the Sino-Micro Board of Directors. Congratulations, Qijing!

  • 10/25-29/2021: The Sino-Micro 2021 symposium meeting open. A summery is provided here:
    • Five opening talks, including the welcome messages from Dr. Zixin Deng (conference co-chair), Dr. Yumei Wen (honorary chair), Welcome introduction by Dr. Yi-Wei Tang (conference co-chair), the Scientific committee report by Dr. Oliver He (scientific committee chair), and welcome message by Dr. Ping Xu (organization committee chair).
    • 64 oral presentations, including 16 plenary presentations, 15 keynote presentations, and 33 lectures. Many world-renowned scientists such as Russ Higuchi, George Fu Gao, and Feng Shao delivered wonderful talks.
    • 52 poster presentations. 
    Also see a list of selected Sino-Micro 2021 pictures and videos taken during the meeting.   

  • 10/24/2021: The Sino-Micro 2021 meeting program is available at here. Six session topics are covered: Pathogen, Virus and Vaccine, Metabolic Sciences and Microbial Metabolism, Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology, Antibiotics & Resistance, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, and Intestinal Microbiomes and Microbial Bioinformatics. Welcome to attend.

  • 5/17/2021: The second circular of the Sino-Micro 2021 meeting program is available at here. The meeting theme is set up as: Addressing the unprecedented public health challenges: the essence of microbial sciences and global collaboration. The meeting time has been changed to October 25–29, 2021 The website for the meeting is here: http://www.icms-sjtu.org/.  

  • 1/1/2021: The Overseas Chinese Society of Microbiology (Sino-Micro) and State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will co-host the Annual Meeting of Overseas Chinese Society of Microbiology (Sino-Micro 2021) in the end of October 2021 in Shanghai. Scientists and practitioners in fundamental, clinical and environmental microbiology are invited to attend the event to share their new discoveries and to seek opportunities for collaborations. The first circular of the Sino-Micro 2021 meeting program is available at here. Welcome to attend.

  • 8/31/2020: Dr. Yi-Wei Tang (new Sino-Micro President) and Dr. Hua Wang (new Sino-Micro Chair of Board Directors) announced in email the 2020 election results: President-Elect: Yongqun (Oliver) He (University of Michigan). Board Directors: Zhaoqin Luo (Purdue University), Ping Xu (Shanghai Jiaotong University), Jingren Zhang (Tsinghua University), Qijing Zhang (Iowa State University); and Jizhong (Joe) Zhou (University of Oklahoma). Welcome, Sino-Micro new leaders!

  • 8/5/2020: Dr. Hua Wang, our Sino-Micro president, emailed to the Sino-Micro email list Sino-Micro president's message .

  • 3/1/2020: Dr. Yi-Wei Tang distributed the first circular of the Six Sino-Micro Symposium with the theme "One Health: Emerging Pathogens".

  • 10/10-13/2019: The 2nd International Conference on Biofilms (ChinaBiofilms 2019) will be held on October 10-13, 2019 in Guangzhou, China. ChinaBiofilms 2019 is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of biofilms and food safety control to a common forum.

  • 7/12-15/2019: The 2019 Sino-Micro Symposium was held at Beijing.

  • 6/18/2019: Prof. Jizhong (Joe) Zhou received the 2019 ASM Award for Environmental Research. This award "Recognizes an outstanding scientist with distinguished research achievements that have improved our understanding of microbes in the environment, including aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric settings." Congratulations!

  • 4/26/2019: The first newletter was announced.

  • 1/24/2019: The second circulation of the 2019 Sino-Micro Symposium was announced. We look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Yanqi Lake Campus of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, located in Huairou District, Beijing.

  • 6/15/2018:Prof. Xingmin Sun, our SinoMicro member from USF Health Department of Molecular Medicine, has been funded through a newly awarded $2 million NIH R01 grant and a NIH R21 grant to develop effective vaccines against Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Dr. Sun was interviewed at the ASM Microbe 2018 conference to share his team's progress and perspectives. Watch the videos of his interviews: "A Vaccine for C. difficile: Current Progress", and "A Vaccine for C. difficile: What to Consider".

  • 6/6/2018: The final program of the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium announced. The information of the final program is also recorded on the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium website.

  • 5/23/2018: An updated program of the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium announced. The information of the final program is also recorded on the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium website.

  • 4/28-29/2018: The program of the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium was updated. The information of the final program is also recorded on the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium website.

  • 3/14/2018: The first draft program of the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium announced. The information of the first draft program was also recorded on the 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium website.

  • 2/19/2018: The 2018 Sino-Micro/ASM Society Day registration website is now ready for members to register. The registration website is here: http://www.sinomicro.org/2018symp/registration.php. Please register soon.

  • 02/06/2018: In the general ASM meeting this year, a 2018 Sino-Micro Symposium will be held on June 7, 2018. Please join the global leaders in fundamental, clinical & translational, and environmental microbiology to interpret the history and shape the hottest future of microbiology, business and global collaboration.

  • 03/17/2017: Xi, Chuanwu (president of Sino-Micro) emailed: "We are excited to announce that this year our annual symposium will be held in Xi'an from 6/29-7/1/2017. You may know that we have decided that we alternate our annual meeting location in the US and China each year. This year, Dr. Haihua Liang from Northwest University at Xi'an graciously agree to host the meeting for us." Please see the first announcement of the event. We hope to see you at the meeting and present your very recent discoveries. The 2017 symposium website is: http://www.microsociety.com.cn/. Please go to the website and submit your abstract by 5/20/2017. We appreciate very much if you can let us know earlier once you decide to join.

  • 06/15/2016: 2016 Sino-Micro business meeting was also held on June 15, 2016.
    • Wang, Hua (Ohio State University), a two-term board members of Sino-Micro and the Past Division Chair of Food Microbiology of ASM, was elected as 2016-2018 Sino-Micro Secretory and President-Elect. Xi, Chuanwu (Univ. of Michigan), the current President-Elect, will be the 2016-2018 Sino-Micro President.
    • 2016 Excellence in Service Awards were given to the following members: Tang, Yi-Wei (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Wang, Hua (Ohio State Univ.), Zhang, Jing-Ren (Tsinghua Univ.), Zhang, Qijing (Iowa State Univ.), and Zhou, Jizhong (Univ. of Oklahoma). This was just a small token to show our appreciation to their service and dedication to SINO-Micro organization. As Frank introduced: "They have served as SINO-Micro board members for two consecutive terms during 2010-2016, and are the key members of building SINO-Micro since the beginning. They rotated off from the board after finishing two terms to give opportunity to other members to serve, but they all expressed their continuing dedication to serve SINO-Micro."
    • New board members were also elected by a formal voting process.
    • An amendment of Sino-Micro Bylaw was passed during the meeting.

  • 06/15/2016: The one-day 2016 Sino-Micro Symposium (“International Symposium of One Health: the Role of Microbe”) was held successfully. See the meeting program for detail.

  • 11/19/2015: The abstract submission for ASM Microbe 2016 (June 16-20, Boson, MA) was open. The conference abstract submission deadline is January 12, 2016. Note that our Sino-Micro symposium will be held on June 15, 2016, one day before the ASM Microbe 2016 conference starts.

  • 11/15/2015: A web page was generated for the 2016 Sino-Micro Symposium. The first circular document is HERE.

  • 11/13/2015: 中科院医药学组院士新鲜出炉,祝贺邵峰当选! 邵峰 (Shao, Feng) , a Sino-Micro member, is 北京生命科学研究所学术副所长 and 资深研究员. His research "专注研究病原细菌感染宿主和宿主先天性免疫防御的分子机制".

  • 10/28/2-15: 首届“周集中—石小娅奖学金”颁奖仪式在清华大学中意环境节能楼举行. 清华大学环境学院“千人计划”特聘教授周集中为首批5名获奖的研究生和本科生颁发了证书. Prof. Jizhong Zhou (our Sino-Micro member) and his wife set up the “周集中—石小娅奖学金”, 用于奖励清华大学从事生态学、环境科学和工程专业的优秀学生。从而促进清华大学生态学、环境科学和工程专业的学生培养,为优秀学生提供更多的激励.

  • 5/23/2015: Hua Wang’s research findings on antibiotic resistance received lots of media coverages as well as award:
  • 5/22/2015: Please join us to congratulate Joe (Ji-Zhong) Zhou to receive the highly prestigious 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award (劳伦斯奖)! Lawrence Award in biological and environmental sciences is the Department of Energy’s highest scientific award. The Lawrence Award was established by President Dwight Eisenhower to honor the memory of Dr. Ernest Orlando Lawrence, who invented the cyclotron - an accelerator of subatomic particles - and received a 1939 Nobel Laureate in physics for the achievement. The news was just announced today at different websites:
  • 4/22/2015: Chuanwu Xi announced the news on the "2015 Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans". Time: 6:30-8:00 pm, Sunday, May 31, 2015. Venue: Room (Galerie 2), New Orleans Marriott Hotel (asm2015 Headquarters). Agenda: (1) Sino-Micro business briefing and plan for a symposium in 2016; (2) Member Research update (15min/speaker, 3-5 speakers). In addition, there will be a Dinner together starting at 8:00 pm (optional and on own).

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Sino-Micro: Overseas Chinese Society for Microbiology