2022 EMGS Young Scientist Award
EMGS is committed to helping young scientists - our future - make critical career transitions. At our Annual Meeting, we feature the EMGS Young Scientist Award, a chance for a new investigator embarking on an independent scientific career to give a plenary talk.
You Pick the Winner
The EMGS Young Scientist Award is based on YOUR support, and YOU will choose the winner from the candidates below! Please view their competition videos HERE. To cast your vote, scroll to the bottom of your page and click 'Add to Cart'.
Contestants are screened by EMGS and invited to participate. All are just finishing their education and training or within 3 years of establishing an independent scientific career. This is a unique opportunity to participate in science and support a promising young scientist.
- Jun Xia: is currently a postdoc at the Baylor College of Medicine. His interests include how endogenous DNA damage interacts with environmental factors in driving genome instability and cancer evolution. His research focuses on two topics, discovering new human cancer proteins and freeze-frame protein for trapping DNA-repair intermediates. He will also explore the role of Aquaporin 3 in arsenic-induced DNA damage and mutagenesis.
- Raghuvaran Shanmugam: is currently a research scientist at IMCB, A*STAR, in Singapore His research interests primarily focus on translational findings. His two main research interests include working on telomerase inhibition through small molecules and finding new regulators of telomerase that can be targeted in cancer as well as investigating the role of Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADAR) in immunotherapy response. Telomerase (hTERT gene) targeting is a highly viable approach to target cancers as cancer cells must acquire ways to reactivate this gene for survival.
Up to $2,500 will go toward hosting the award winner's attendance at the meeting and a small honorarium. Additional contributions will support the travel of more young scientists to the annual meeting.
Voting ends on June 30th at 11:59 EDT. Winner will be announced July 7th.
The 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens and 53rd Annual Meeting of the EMGS
The theme of the conference is “Maintaining Genomic Health in a Changing World,” encompassing both our changing exposures and ground-breaking tools available to assess adverse genomic effects. Our changing environment includes global warming and the resulting water and air pollution that threaten the survival of our species, the realization of space tourism and colonizing other planets, and technological advancements that allow us to modify the genomes of species at will. Our changing technologies include increasingly data-rich and quantitative sources of mechanistic information, innovative in vitro models and tools, artificial intelligence and novel bioinformatics platforms, and in the clinic, opportunities to tailor disease treatments and custom-design drugs. Today, more than ever, understanding how our environment shapes our genomes and the resulting health effects requires global effort.
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