Sino-Micro is a registered non-for-profit organization formed by overseas Chinese researchers who study microbiology. Our goal is to establish a social network that will facilitate the advancement of our research programs and the development of our careers. In addition, we wish to work as a group to create a platform for enhancing scientific interactions with our colleagues in China. Current Sino-Micro members are primarily principal investigators in the USA. However, our organization is open to all overseas Chinese microbiologists.