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.

EMGS Special Symposium

Genome Maintenance Systems in Cancer Etiology and Therapy: A Tribute to Paul Modrich

September 18-19, 2019

Co-Chairs: Guo-Min Li, Robert W. Sobol, Joann Sweasy, and Karen Vasquez
Organizing Committee: Farid Kadyrov, Bill Jack, Robert Lahue, Guo-Min Li, A-Lien Lu-Chang, Robert W. Sobol, Michael Su, Joann Sweasy, Karen Vasquez, Leroy Worth

The goal of this EMGS Special Symposium is to celebrate Dr. Paul Modrich’s career-long scientific contributions as a leader of the DNA repair field. The focus of the Symposium is to bring together scientists working at the cutting edge of current efforts to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of genome-maintenance systems and their roles in cancer etiology and therapy that were pioneered by Dr. Modrich. A key outcome of the Symposium will be to stimulate discussions and to further cross-fertilize ideas at the forefront of the field. In addition to invited talks and interactive poster sessions, the program will also include short talks and “poster flash” platform presentations, as a key mechanism to ensure ample attention to the contributions and participation of students, postdoctoral fellows and other early career scientists, and to seek out and actively encourage their attendance at the symposium. We invite scientists in the field to join the exciting symposium.

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*Registration for the Annual Meeting is a separate form*

Meeting Highlights

  • Acquire knowledge of DNA repair pathways in cancer development and treatment.
  • Prepare a poster and highlight your research.
  • Network with national and international seasoned researchers.
  • Celebrate Dr. Paul Modrich’s career-long scientific contributions as a leader of the DNA repair field

Confirmed Speakers

  • Thomas Kunkel, NIEHS, USA
  • Joseph Jiricny, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Robert Lahue, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Farid Kadyrov, Southern Illinois University, USA
  • Dorothy Erie, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Patrick Sung, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
  • Tanya Paull, University of Texas Austin, USA
  • Priscilla Cooper, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, USA
  • Robert W. Sobol, University of South Alabama
  • Stephen West, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
  • Daochun Kong, Peking University, China
  • Joann Sweasy, Yale University, USA
  • A-Lien Lu-Chang, University of Maryland Baltimore, USA
  • Graham Walker, MIT, Cambridge, USA
  • Karen Vasquez, University of Texas Austin, USA
  • Guo-Min Li, UT Southwestern, USA
  • Christopher Pearson, University of Toronto
  • Wei Yang, NIH/NIDDK, Bethesda, USA
  • Samuel Wilson, NIEHS, USA
  • Titia Sixma, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
  • Lorena Beese, Duke University, USA
  • Phil Hanawalt, Stanford University, USA
  • Susan Wallace, University of Vermont, USA
  • Paul Modrich, Duke University, USA
  • Errol Friedberg, UT Southwestern, USA


  • GenScript
  • New England Biolabs
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Decibel Therapeutics
  • Agios
  • Biochemistry
  • MBC Pharma Inc.
  • Nucleic Acids Research (Oxford University Press)
  • Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • American Chemical Society
  • NERx Biosciences
  • ABclonal Technology
  • DNA Repair (Elsevier)