EMGS Committees

The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society has a number of committees which are populated by EMGS Members. Participation at the committee level is a great opportunity to get involved with EMGS and engage with the leadership. EMGS committees have contributed significantly to the growth of EMGS through their oversight and development of new programs.

Becoming involved with a committee is simple. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact EMGS Headquarters or the committee chairperson.

For more information about the individual committees and their activities, visit the links below.

Awards and Honors

The Awards and Honors Committee is responsible for choosing the annual EMGS awardees (EMGS Award, Alexander Hollaender Award, EMGS Service Award, Student and New Investigator Travel Awards, and the Alexander Hollaender Student Travel Award).

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Committee on Inclusion was formed to support all members of our community, irrespective of age, culture, ability, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation or socioeconomic status. The Committee on Inclusion welcomes input and is available to listen and support the EMGS membership.

Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs

The Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs Committee develops programming and makes recommendations to promote maximal participation of students and new investigators in EMGS activities.

Finance and Fundraising

The Finance and Fundraising Committee advises the Treasurer on financial policies and reviews budgetary activities.

Hollaender International Outreach

The mission of the Alexander Hollaender Outreach Committee is to broaden the opportunities in mutagenesis research internationally for scientists and students from countries where such opportunities are historically underrepresented through planning, promoting, and teaching courses on pertinent subjects throughout the world.

Membership Professional Development

Recruitment and retention, the charge of the Membership and Professional Development Committee, is accomplished through innovative programs like the Special Interest Groups to promote interactions between EMGS members and mentoring to facilitate successful career development.


The Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and recruiting candidates to stand for election to President, Secretary, Treasurer, and EMGS council.


The Program Committee plans and sets the program for the upcoming annual meeting.

Public Relations and Communications

The Public Relations and Communications Committee is the key to EMGS communication: we publish the popular Winter and Summer Newsletters describing our activities with abundant photos at each annual meeting and preparing for the next annual meeting.

Publication Policy

The mission of the Publication Policy Committee (PPC) is to provide advice and oversight to the Editor(s) and to advise the EMGS Executive Board on publication policy issues related to the Journal.