The ASM NSW/ACT branch publishes a quarterly newsletter (Syntrophy) which is circulated by email to members. The main feature of Syntrophy is a lead article, which is typically prepared by a PhD student or Early Career Researcher to help publicise their work within the microbiology community; many such articles are written by finalists for our Nancy Millis Awards, and provide a way to showcase the talent and achievements of these young scientists. Syntrophy also provides reports on past branch events, alerts on upcoming events, notifications about prizes and awards, news from the local microbiology scene, and advertisements from sponsors. Past issues have been posted below, to provide a public record of this important archive of local microbiology activities and people in NSW and ACT. But if you want the *latest* Syntrophy and the most up-to-date information, you will need to become a member!

Images of the Month. This new segment in Syntrophy highlights the diverse and beautiful forms of microorganisms, whether it is microscopic images, colonies on a plate, interactions with a host, artistic reinterpretations, or however you like to visualise your microbes! Please send in your submissions for the Microbe of the Month image section to our Branch Secretary Tom Jeffries. Please include both a high-resolution image and a brief description of what your image is and why you have chosen to highlight it in Syntrophy. 


Syntrophy Issue 1 2024