13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens

Maintaining Genomic Health in a Changing World

52nd Annual Meeting of the EMGS

August 28 - September 2, 2021 - Ottawa Canada


Below is a list of confirmed keynote speakers (and topics) for the 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM), which will be held at the Westin Hotel and Conference Centre in Ottawa, August 28-September 2, 2021.

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.  

  • Adebowale Adeyemo, Deputy Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, NIH
    Genomic determinants of health and environmental interactions
  • Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Climate change and emerging public health issues
  • Cynthia Burrows, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
    Chemical modifications of DNA and RNA bases, understanding cellular function of base modifications
  • Amander Clark, Chair of the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA
    Germ cell development, epigenetic programming, novel models
  • Stephen Scherer, Director, Center for Applied Genomics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
    Genetic variation in the human genome and disease susceptibility
  • Sir Michael Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    Human genomics and cancer mutational signatures
  • Ulla Vogel, Senior Research Professor, National Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark 
    Human health safety assessments and regulation of manufactured nanomaterials
  • Graham Walker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, member of US National Academy of Sciences
    Recent advances in understanding of DNA repair processes
  • Maurice Whelan, Director of Systems Toxicology, European Center for Validation of Alternative Methods, European Commission Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy
    (Geno)toxicity testing in the 21st century; alternatives to animal testing
  • Sunney Xie, Director of the Biomedical Pioneering Innovation Center, Peking University
    Single cell genomics and chromatin architecture
  • Mayana Zatz, Director of the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, University of Sao Paulo
    Genetic basis of human neuromuscular diseases
  • Kym Boycott (Local Spotlight), Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Chair, International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC), Diagnostics Committee
    Molecular basis of rare genetic diseases