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

 

Keynote Speakers

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.  

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

Opening Ceremony | Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US NIH: climate change and emerging public health issues

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

8:15 to 9:05AM | Stephen Scherer, Director, Center for Applied Genomics, Hospital for Sick Children: genetic variation in the human genome and disease susceptibility

9:10 to 10AM | Graham Walker, American Cancer Society Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, member of US National Academy of Sciences: recent advances in understanding of DNA repair processes

1:30 to 2:30PM | John Holdren, Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Former Science Advisor to President Barack Obama: use of scientific research for development of sound governmental policies

MONDAY, AUGUST 30

8:15 to 9:05AM | Cynthia Burrows, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry, University of Utah: Base damage across the genome

9:10 to 10AM | Mayana Zatz, Director of the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, University of São Paulo: genetic basis of human neuromuscular diseases

1:30 to 2:30PM | Maurice Whelan, Director of Systems Toxicology, European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods, European Commission Joint Research Center: (geno)toxicity testing in the 21st century, alternatives to animal testing

3:00 to 4PM | Local Spotlight: Kym Boycott, Senior Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Chair of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium: molecular basis of rare heritable diseases

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31

8:15 to 9:05AM | Sunney Xie, Director of the Biomedical Pioneering Innovation Center, Peking University: single cell genomics and chromatin architecture

9:10 to 10AM | Ulla Vogel, Senior Research Professor, Danish National Center for the Working Environment: human health safety assessments and regulation of manufactured nanomaterials

1:30 to 2:30PM | Sir Michael Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: human genomics and cancer mutational signatures

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

8:15 to 9:05AM | EMGS Award

9:10 to 10AM | Hollaender Award

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

8:15 to 9:05AM | Amander Clark, Chair of the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles: germ cell development, epigenetic programming, novel models

9:10 to 10AM | Adebowale Adeyemo, Deputy Director, US Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health US NIH: genomic determinants of health and environmental interactions