Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society
Virtual Annual Meeting
September 22-25, 2021

EMGS 2021:
Virtual Meeting, Real Science

SIG Meeting Schedule 9/13 - 9/16

Special Interest Group meeting schedule in conjunction with the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting


Monday, September 13

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT) | Germ Cell and Heritable Effects SIG - Dr. Joanna Kaplanis, Wellcome Sanger Institute, on the paper "Genetic and pharmacological causes of germline hypermutation," and the first demonstrated evidence of a human germ cell mutagen. See agenda 

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) | Applied Genetic Toxicology SIG - Dr. Maureen McKeague from McGill University, speaking about her work on “Next generation detection of mutagenic DNA damage”. See agenda 

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT) | Genomics and Data Sciences SIG - Dr. Thomas E. Wilson, University of Michigan, “The MAGC Portal: R Shiny web-based tools for interactive data visualization and analysis” (will also touch on GitHub, Globus and other resources and best practices). See agenda. 


Tuesday, September 14

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT) | DNA Repair & Mutagenic Mechanisms SIG - Dr. Tyler Weaver, University of Kansas Medical Center, Molecular and structural basis for APE1 recognition and processing of AP-sites in the nucleosome”, Dr. Janice M. Pluth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,Biological impact of low dose radiation on Mitochondrial defective lymphoblastoid cells”, Dr. Daniela Muoio, Thomas Jefferson University,PARP1 and PARP2 cooperation in the prevention of oxidative stress-mediated telomere crisis”. See agenda

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) | Epigenomics SIG - Dr. Rebekah Petroff, University of Michigan, 'Prenatal Exposures to Common Phthalates and Prevalent Phthalate Alternatives are Associated with Infant DNA Methylation at BirthSee agenda. 


Wednesday, September 15

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT) | In Vivo Mutagenesis SIG

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) | Genotoxicity Risk Assessment and Public Health SIG Meeting Assessment of Human DNA Repair Capacity Variability to Evaluate the Default Inter-Individual Uncertainty Factor used in the Risk Assessments of Environmental Mutagens, Madison Bell, University of Ottawa, Examining in vitro Dose Response Data to Determine Inter-Individual Variability in Human Sensitivity to Environmental Mutagens, Lauren Gallant, University of Ottawa See agenda