EMGS 2022 Young Scientist Award Winners: Jun Xia and Raghuvaran Shanmugam

2022 EMGS Young Scientist Award – Congratulations to Drs. Jun Xia and Raghuvaran Shanmugam

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We want to thank everyone for voting in this year's EMGS Young Scientist Award Contest. In an unexpected turn of events, both candidates received the same number of votes. Help us congratulate both of our 2022 YSA winners. You can view their videos by clicking here.

Raghuvaran Shanmugam:  is currently a research scientist at IMCB, A*STAR, in Singapore His research interests primarily focus on translational findings. His two main research interests include working on telomerase inhibition through small molecules and finding new regulators of telomerase that can be targeted in cancer as well as investigating the role of Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADAR) in immunotherapy response. Telomerase (hTERT gene) targeting is a highly viable approach to target cancers as cancer cells must acquire ways to reactivate this gene for survival.

Xia Pic.jpgJun Xia: is currently a postdoc at the Baylor College of Medicine. His interests include how endogenous DNA damage interacts with environmental factors in driving genome instability and cancer evolution. His research focuses on two topics, discovering new human cancer proteins and freeze-frame protein for trapping DNA-repair intermediates. He will also explore the role of Aquaporin 3 in arsenic-induced DNA damage and mutagenesis.

Come see our 2022 Young Scientist Award winners present during the 13th ICEM in Ottawa, Canada on August 27th - September 1, 2022. YSA presentations will be on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

The 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens and 53rd Annual Meeting of the EMGS 

The theme of the conference is “Maintaining Genomic Health in a Changing World,” encompassing both our changing exposures and ground-breaking tools available to assess adverse genomic effects. Our changing environment includes global warming and the resulting water and air pollution that threaten the survival of our species, the realization of space tourism and colonizing other planets, and technological advancements that allow us to modify the genomes of species at will. Our changing technologies include increasingly data-rich and quantitative sources of mechanistic information, innovative in vitro models and tools, artificial intelligence and novel bioinformatics platforms, and in the clinic, opportunities to tailor disease treatments and custom-design drugs. Today, more than ever, understanding how our environment shapes our genomes and the resulting health effects requires global effort. Register Today: www.icem2022.org

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