13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens

Maintaining Genomic Health in a Changing World

53rd Annual Meeting of the EMGS

August 27 - September 1, 2022 - Ottawa Canada



ICEM 2022 Sponsors

Become a Sponsor  

Diamond Level: 
Morningside Foundation
NIEHS R13 Grant No. 5R13ES031435-03 
TwinStrand Biosciences

Platinum Level:
Escher Fund for Autism 

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute
Proctor & Gamble, Co. 
US-FDA R13 Grant No. 5R13FD006702-04
University of Ottawa 
MGI Americas Inc.
Carleton University

Gold Level:
Bristol Myers Squibb
Canadian Institutes for Health Research
Inotiv Inc.

Silver Level:
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society
Gilead Sciences
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Merck Research

Bronze Level:
Lhasa Limited
The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials

Moltox, Molecular Toxicology, Inc. 
BASF Corp.
Toxys B.V.
Litron Laboratories
Kao Corporation


Johnson & Johnson
University of Michigan
John J. Nicolette, MS, DABT

European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society

Japanese Environmental Mutagen and Genome Society
Journal of Biochemistry
Pfizer Inc.
Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis Journal 
Bill Kaufmann, PhD
Genetic Toxicology Association
Society of Toxicology

Keynote Speakers

The 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM) has been rescheduled to 2022. Below is a list of confirmed keynote speakers (and topics), which will be held at the Westin Hotel and Conference Centre in Ottawa, August 27-September 1, 2022.

The ICEM will be opened by local government officials, with opening remarks provided by Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor to the Governmental of Canada.  


4:00PM - 6:00PM | Opening Ceremony
Plenary Speaker 1: Our Changing World: Keeping Precision Environmental Health at the Forefront
Rick Woychik, PhD, US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

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8:15AM to 9:05AM | Plenary Speaker 2: Complex Structural Variation in a Complete Human Genome
Evan Eichler
, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

9:10AM to 10AM | Plenary Speaker 3: Unraveling Mutagenic Translesion DNA Synthesis: A Personal Journey from the Ames Test to Cancer Chemotherapy
Graham Walker, PhD,
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

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1:30PM to 2:30PM | Plenary Speaker 4: Household Energy and Health: What's Come and What's to Come
Ajay Pillarisetti, MPH, PhD, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA


8:15PM to 9:05AM | Plenary Speaker 5: Base Excision Repair at the Crossroads of Mutagenesis and Gene Expression during Oxidative Stress
Cynthia Burrows, PhD,
 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

9:10PM to 10AM | Plenary Speaker 6: Genomics and the Future of Medicine
Mayana Zatz, PhD, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

1:30PM to 2:30PM | Plenary Speaker 7: How Scientific Data Can Meet Evidence Needs in Chemicals Policy and Regulation
Maurice Whelan, PhD, European Commission, Joint Research Center (JRC), Ispra, Italy

3:00PM to 4PM Plenary Speaker 8: Local Spotlight: Understanding the Molecular Basis for all Rare Genetic Diseases
Kym Boycott, MD, PhD, CHEO Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada


8:15AM to 9:05AM | Plenary Speaker 9: New Horizons of DNA Adductome for Exploring Environmental Causes of Cancer
Yukari Totsuka, PhD, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, Nihon University School of Pharmacy, Funabashi-Shi, Chiba, Japan. National Cancer Center Research Institute, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

9:10AM to 10AM | Plenary Speaker 10: Status after Two Decades of Nanosafety Research: Toxicology of Inhaled Nanoparticles and Regulatory Needs
Ulla Vogel, PhD,
 National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

1:30PM to 2:30PM | Plenary Speaker 11: Surveying Somatic Mutations for Evidence of Environmental Exposure
Sir Michael Stratton, PhD,
 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom


8:15AM to 9:05AM | EMGS Award Winner:  Novel Mechanisms of Genetic Instability in Cancer
Dr. Karen M. Vasquez, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

9:10AM to 10AM | Hollaender Award Winner: Defining Genotoxic Mechanisms of Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Dr. Michael J. Plewa, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

10:30AM to 11:15AM | Young Scientist Award Winners
Jun Xia, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, & Raghuvaran Shanmugam


8:15AM to 9:05AM | Plenary Speaker 12: Stem Cell-Based Approaches for Studying Germline Environmental Exposure
Amander Clark, PhD,
 University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

9:10AM to 10AM | Plenary Speaker 13: The Last Mile Problem in Health Protection Sciences
Syril Pettit DrPH, Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, Arlington, VA, USA