Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB)

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Description of SSMB Logo and the consitutions of the society
SSMB Logo Microbiology encompasses many fields such as bacteriology, mycology, virology, protozoology, immunology and molecular biology. The Petri dish in the SSMB logo (outermost ring) is used to represent microbiology, as it is a common apparatus used in all fields of microbiology.

The second ring of dsDNA depicting cell and molecular biology forms the link between microbiology and the developing field of biotechnology.

Biotechnology is said to have commenced with the cutting and splicing of DNA by Cohen and Boyer, which permitted the first gene cloning in 1973. Hence, the use of a plasmid with a foreign gene as the third ring serves to represent biotechnology in the logo.

The horizontal lines which form the background for the three concentric rings represents gene amplification by PCR, a vital technique in microbiology and biotechnology, The abbreviation of SSMB for the Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology is written horizontally to lessen the monotony of the ring design.

Download the constitutions of SSMB