Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

49th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas

September 22-26, 2018 - Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Maintaining Genomic Integrity in the Face of Environmental Insult


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The 49th Annual Meeting for EMGS will be Saturday, September 22nd to Wednesday, September 26th at the Hyatt Regency at San Antonio, Texas.

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Welcome to the 49th annual meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS). This year’s meeting will feature the theme of “Maintaining Genomic Integrity in the Face of Environmental Insult” (Program Chair Miriam Poirier, Co-Chair Malathi Banda). The meeting will be held in beautiful San Antonio, TX; historic home of the Alamo, where the meeting hotel is located on the Riverwalk, with easy access to many superb restaurants. In the opening Keynote address, which is open to the public, Dr. Marc Edwards will detail the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Additional keynote topics include signature mutations in cancer, bioinformatics in toxicology, and mechanisms of mutagenesis in skin cancer. The meeting will feature fifteen symposia covering topics such as: fetal effects of lead in pregnancy; chromosome positioning and DNA repair; genotoxicity and cancer in whales; and, controversies and challenges in risk assessment. Looking for more reasons to attend? The San Antonio meeting will also feature generous travel awards and special events for Students and New Investigators, a Women’s lunch, financial breaks for Emeritus Members, and special opportunities for funding New Investigators.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio,

Robert W. Sobol, Ph.D., EMGS President

EMGS Public Keynote Address: Marc Edwards

The Flint Michigan Water Crisis:
A Failure of Government at All Levels Reveals
What a new Dark Age Would Look Like

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Marc Edwards is a University Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he teaches courses in environmental engineering, applied aquatic chemistry and engineering ethics. His research group conducted the investigative science uncovering the 2001-2004 D.C. Lead Crisis and the 2014-2016 Flint Water Disaster. Time Magazine dubbed Edwards “The Plumbing Professor” in 2004, listing him amongst the 4 most important “Innovators” in water from around the world. The White House awarded him a Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1996, he won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007, and in 2013 Edwards’ was the 9th recipient (in a quarter century) of the IEEE Barus Award for “courageously defending the public interest at great personal risk.” In 2016 he was named amongst TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people in the World, the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, Politico Magazine’s Top 50 Visionaries who have transformed American politics, Foreign Policy Magazines 100 World’s Greatest Thinkers, and was short-listed amongst Flint whistleblowers as Time person(s) of the year. He was co-recipient of the inaugural 2017 MIT Disobedience Award, and received the 2018 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility award.

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