Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society
54th Annual Meeting
September 9-13, 2023

EMGS in the Windy City: Billowing the Sails of DNA Science

EMGS 2023
September 9-13, 2023

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL, USA

EMGS President:
Francesco Marchetti, PhD

Program Chair:
Jeffrey Craig Bemis, PhD

New Investigator Co-Chair:
Isabelle R. Miousse, PhD

2023 EMGS Annual Meeting Program


1:00PM - 3:00PM | Workshop 1: Integrating Research Perspectives on Mechanistic Constructs for Genotoxicity/Mutagenic Modes of Action to Inform Application 

Chairs: Carole Yauk and Bette Meek, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

1:00PM - 3:00PM | Workshop 2: Using NAMs to Predict In Vivo Genotoxicity and Carcinogenicity Test Results

Chair: Daniel J. Roberts, Toxys, Canandaigua, NY, USA

3:00PM - 5:15PM | EMGS Executive Board/Council Meeting

7:30PM - 9:00PMKeynote Speaker 1: TBD


7:00AM - 8:15AM | DNA Repair SIG Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AM | Germ Cell and Heritable Effects SIG Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AMFinance Committee Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AM | Awards and Honors Committee Meeting

8:30AM - 9:30AM | Keynote Speaker 2: The Relationship Between Light and Cancer: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Mariana Figuero, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

9:45AM - 11:45AMSymposium 1: Undoing the DNA damage of Aging: cheating your epigenetic grave

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Symposium 2: In Vivo-Like Testing Strategies for Genotoxicity Risk Characterization

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Platform 1

1:00PM - 3:00PMSymposium 3: Error-corrected sequencing for mutation detection in male germ cells: progress, opportunities, and challenges

1:00PM - 4:45PM | Flash Talks

4:45PM - 6:00PM | Poster Session 1

6:00PM - 7:00PM | President's Meet and Greet


7:00AM - 8:15AM | Genomics and Data Sciences SIG Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AM | Applied Genetic Toxicology SIG Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AM | Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs Committee Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AMDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Meeting

8:30AM to 9:30AM | Keynote Speaker 3: TBD
Hans Clevers, PhD,
 Utrecht University, Utrecht, NL

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Symposium 4: Mechanisms of DNA repair in chromatin

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Symposium 5: Advancing the battery of in vivo testing assays in genetic toxicology

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Platform 2

12:00PM - 1:00PM | Women in EMGS Luncheon

1:00PM - 3:00PM | Symposium 6: Single cell sequencing insights into adverse outcome development due to environmental

1:00PM - 3:00PMSymposium 7: Adductomics: an approach to explore the health effects of the exposome

1:00PM - 3:00PM | Platform 3

3:30PM to 4:30PM | Hollaender Award Lecture: TBD

4:45PM to 6:00PM | Poster Session 2


7:00AM - 8:15AMGenotoxicity Risk Assessment and Public Health (GRAPH) SIG Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AMIn Vivo Mutagenesis SIG Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AM | Membership and Professional Development Committee Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AM | EMGS Endowment Board Meeting

8:30AM to 9:30AM | Keynote Speaker 4: “Precision Environmental Health” vs “Divide Arbitrarily by Ten”: Can Genetics be Great Again?
Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Symposium 8: Evaluating Genotoxic and Tumorigenic Potential of Gene Therapies Pt 1

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Symposium 9: Enhancing chemical hazard screening with epigenetic measurements

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Platform 4

12:00PM - 1:00PM | EMM Editorial Board Meeting Lunch

1:00PM - 3:00PMSymposium 10: Evaluating Genotoxic and Tumorigenic Potential of Gene Therapies Pt 2

1:00PM - 3:00PMSymposium 11: New Approaches for Assessing DNA Repair Capacity and Genome Integrity in Individuals for Clinical and Population-Based Studies

1:00PM - 3:00PM | Platform 5

3:30PM to 4:30PM | EMGS Award Lecture: TBD

4:45PM - 6:00PM | EMGS Business Meeting

6:00PM - 7:00PM | Emeritus/Retiree SIG Mixer

7:00PM - 11:15PM | EMGS Banquet


7:00AM - 8:15AM | Epigenomics SIG Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AMHollaender International Outreach Committee Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AMPublic Relations Committee Meeting

7:00AM - 8:15AMPublication Policy Committee Meeting

8:30AM to 9:30AM | Young Scientist Award Lecture: TBD

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Symposium 12: Finding de novo structural mutations in germ cells or offspring

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Symposium 13: High throughput gene expression and cell state dynamics in tissues: a new way of understanding the biological impacts of environmental exposures

9:45AM - 11:45AM | Platform 6

1:00PM - 3:00PMSymposium 14: Ongoing validations of TGR tech transfer and bridging studies from TGR to ecNGS

1:00PM - 3:00PMSymposium 15: Mechanisms of Mutagenesis

1:00PM - 3:00PM | Platform 7

3:15PM - 4:30PM | Program Committee Meeting