Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

50th Annual Meeting, Washington DC

September 19-23, 2019 - Capital Hilton Washington DC

Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics: The Next Fifty Years

Special Symposium

 Important Dates


3/4/19-Registration is now Open
7/27/19-Early Bird Registration Ends
8/19/19-Advanced Registration Ends


2/22/19-Abstract Submission is now Open
5/15/19-Abstract Submission Deadline
8/29/19-Late Abstracts Deadline

Travel Awards

Travel Award Form Available
5/15/19-Travel Award Deadline

Hotel Information

2/27/19-Reservations Open
8/21/19-Reservation Deadline

Young Scientist Award

EMGS Welcomes You

The EMGS welcomes members and attendees from across the US and around the world. Our diversity is essential to our success, and as your national professional society, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive forum for the communication of world-class science. The EMGS Diversity and Inclusion committee sends a special welcome to members of the LGBT community.  Please reach out to any member of the EMGS Diversity and Inclusion Committee with your comments.

Monday, September 23, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Committee Meeting

Hollaender Outreach
Committee Meeting

Diversity and Inclusion
Committee Meeting

Publication Policy

8:30 - 9:30 AM


Clinical Computational Oncology for Precision Cancer Medicine

Eliezer Van Allen, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Carcinogenic Potential of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides: Human, Animal and Mechanistic Evidence

Co-Chair: Luoping Zhang, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

10:00 - 10:30 AM
Evaluation of the Carcinogenicity of Glyphosate by the IARC Monographs Program and New Developments
Kurt Straif, Section Head, International Agency for Research on cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-analysis and Supporting Evidence
Luoping Zhang, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

11:00 - 11:30 AM
Effects of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides at Doses Considered Safe (US ADI): Animal Evidence
Fiorella Belpoggi, Director, Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, Ramazzini Institute, Bologna, Italy

11:30 - 12:00 PM
Evaluation of Glyphosate, (Aminomethyl)phosphonic Acid, and Glyphosate-Based Formulations for Genotoxicity and Oxidative Stress Using In Vitro Approaches
Stephanie Smith-Roe, National Toxicology Program/NIEHS


Mutation Rates and Evolution

Co-Chairs: Rosalie Elespuru, US FDA, Joann Sweasy, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA





12:00 - 1:15 PM

Special Interest Group Meeting

Committee Meeting

Committee Meeting

1:30 - 3:30 PM

DNA repair: The Next 50 years

Co-Chairs: Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Ashwaya Prakash, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA

1:30 - 1:55 PM
Novel Precision Tools for Studying DNA Damage and Repair
Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1:55 - 2:20 PM
The SMX and GEN1 Endonucleases Promote the Resolution of Replication and Recombination Intermediates
Steve West, The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom

2:20 - 2:45 PM
Targeting DNA Repair: Beyond Cancer
Thomas Helleday, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

2:45 - 3:10 PM
DNA 3R and Genome Stability
Wei Yang, NIH/DI

3:10 - 3:30 PM
From Abstracts

DNA as a Biomarker of Human Health: Associations Between Human Mutagenesis and Genomic Instability with Disease and Implications for Regulatory Testing

Co-Chairs: Kristine Witt, DNTP/NIEHS, Clint Valentine, TwinStrand Biosciences

1:30 - 1:55 PM
Towards an Intergrated, Single-Cell Assay for the Quantitative Analysis of Genome Sequence Integrity
Jan Vijg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1:55 - 2:20 PM
Somatic Mutations and Brain Aging
Mike McConnell, UVA School of Medicine

2:20 - 2:45 PM
Risk Factors for CNV Mutations: the Little We Know and Much We Don't Know
Tom Glover, University of Michigan Medical School

2:45 - 3:10 PM
Germ Cell mutations: A Return to the Roots of the EMGS
Francesco Marchetti, Health Canada

3:10 - 3:30 PM
Nuclear and Mitochondiral Mutagenesis as a Biomarker of Aging and Disease
Jason Bielas, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center