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


About the Program Committee & The Program

The Program Committee 

The program co-chairs assembled an influential Executive Committee and Program Committee, including 67 individuals from government, academia, and industry spanning 12 specialty areas to build a cross-cutting program that bridges basic and applied sciences.  Click here to learn more about the Program Committee.

Specialty areas: DNA Repair, Applied Genetic Toxicology, Eco-genotoxicology, In Vivo Mutagenicity,  Risk Assessment, Epigenetics, Germ Cell and Heritable Effects, Computational Toxicology and Bioinformatics, Novel in Vitro/In Silico  Technologies, Genomics, Public Health and Molecular Epidemiology, Radiation Biology. 

The Program 

The program offers plenary and symposia lectures from world leaders in environmental mutagenesis and related fields. Speakers will present the latest findings on how chemical, physical and biological agents damage our genomes, the cellular processes that deal with induced DNA damage, the health consequences of unrepaired damage, and regulatory advances in these areas. Provocative keynotes will challenge our community to consider different perspectives, opportunities, and threats.

The program will offer a balance of basic and applied research symposia on using cutting-edge approaches to answer fundamental questions on the ability of our species to respond and adapt to environmental insults and maintain genomic health in the face of a world that is continuously changing around us. Researchers from around the world will present the latest work in poster and platform sessions and interact with other attendees to develop future collaborations. Specific activities for students and new investigators will foster interest in environmental mutagenesis and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders. 

In total, there will be 32 symposia and eight platform sessions run over the 6-day conference, as well as six workshops. Symposium topics range from basic mechanisms of DNA damage and repair, to applied genotoxicity assessment for safety evaluation and risk assessment, carcinogenesis and genomics, epidemiology and public health, computational toxicology, to big data management and the newest methodologies in genetic toxicology. The Program Chairs identified a diversity champion (Dr. Vivian Krahl, Australia) who is responsible for assisting session chairs to ensure gender and geographic diversity in the program.