EMGS announces exciting slate of upcoming Webinar and Online Workshops

The Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society will build on its series of Webinar and Online Workshops (WOW) in the coming weeks and months with the announcement of several planned sessions. All WOW sessions are free and are open to EMGS members and guests. All participants must register prior to the meeting; a link to the meeting site will be provided via email following registration.  

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Defeating Self Sabotage

The series continues starting April 8 at 2PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (US) with “Defeating Self Sabotage,” presented by the Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs Committee.

Duration: 90 minutes

NOTE: An outdated Zoom link for this meeting was inadvertently shared in the EMGS newsletter. Attendees MUST REGISTER for this session; a new Zoom link will be shared following registration.

The “Defeating Self Sabotage” WoW will be led by Hugh Kearns, who is recognized internationally as a public speaker, educator, and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world and his areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over 25 years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand, and Australia.

This workshop, designed for researchers and research students wishing to understand their behavior patterns better and become more productive, will help attendees understand some of the key self-sabotaging behaviors and what you can do about them: 

  • procrastination, perfectionism, overcommitting, getting distracted. 
  • how to recognize if you are self-sabotaging 
  • when is it just life getting in the way? 
  • identifying what specifically is stopping you from getting your research finished. 
  • what you can do about it 
  • what if you know you are doing it, but that still does not help? 


Spotlight on Diversity & Inclusion

On April 13 at 6PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (US), join the Diversity & Inclusion Committee as they host “Spotlight on Diversity & Inclusion,” a session geared toward individuals who are focused on increasing diversity in not only EMGS but in the scientific field. 

Duration: 90 minutes

Within the society, the mission of the Diversity and Inclusion committee is to promote diversity within the EMGS, recognize the scientific achievements of our diverse membership, and foster career development and advancement for individuals from underrepresented groups. It is with great pleasure that we extend this invitation to Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan who has contributed not only in her field of expertise, but also has dedicated herself in the fight for equity and equality today. Dr. Jordan will provide her insight and expertise in how we can reach individuals from underrepresented populations within the scientific community to create critical networking opportunities. 


The Epigenomics Special Interest Group’s Mid-Year Meeting, featuring a presentation by Dr. Raquel Chamorro-Garcia

The third of the currently scheduled WoW sessions, The Epigenomics Special Interest Group’s Mid-Year Meeting, featuring a presentation by Dr. Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, is slated for July 15 at 1PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (U.S.). This session is designed for Epigenomics SIG members and EMGS members and guests who seek an opportunity to learn about the latest research in multi-generational inheritance through epigenetic mechanisms. 

Duration: 60 minutes

Dr. Raquel Chamarro-Garcia, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Santa Cruz, will present on her research followed by a question-and-answer session. Dr. Chamarro-Garcia conducts cutting-edge research examining the impact of environmental exposures on the epigenome in early gestational development and investigating how this is propagated across generations. Her research fits into the mission of EMGS to apply genetic and epigenetic knowledge to evaluate risk of environmental exposures and ultimately to promote health. This webinar will serve as a connection point in the summer for our members and provide an educational opportunity to learn about new research in this area. 



Look for announcements of more WOW sessions soon, and find the current schedule on the EMGS website.
REMINDER: All attendees MUST REGISTER for each scheduled workshop.


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