13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens

Maintaining Genomic Health in a Changing World

53rd Annual Meeting of the EMGS

August 27 - September 1, 2022 - Ottawa Canada



ICEM 2022 Sponsors

Become a Sponsor  

Diamond Level: 
TwinStrand Biosciences 

Platinum Level:
Escher Fund for Autism

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute
Proctor & Gamble, Co. 
Health Canada 

Gold Level:
Bristol Myers Squibb

Carleton University 

Silver Level:
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society

Bronze Level:
Lhasa Limited

Moltox, Molecular Toxicology, Inc. 


University of Ottawa

European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society

Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society
Journal of Biochemistry
Gilead Sciences
Pfizer Inc.
Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis Journal 
Bill Kaufmann

Keynote Speakers

The 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM) has been rescheduled to 2022. Below is a list of confirmed keynote speakers (and topics) , which will be held at the Westin Hotel and Conference Centre in Ottawa, August 27-September 1, 2022.

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.  


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


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

9:10 to 10AM | Graham Walker, PhD, 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 | Ajay Pillarisetti, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Rollins SPH, Emory University


8:15 to 9:05AM | Cynthia Burrows, PhD, 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, PhD, 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, PhD, 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, MD, PhD, Senior Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Chair of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium: molecular basis of rare heritable diseases


8:15 to 9:05AM | Yukari Totsuka, PhD, Professor, National Cancer Center Research Institute/ Nihon University, School of Pharmacy, New horizons of DNA adductome for exploring environmental causes of cancer.

9:10 to 10AM | Ulla Vogel, PhD, 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, PhD, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: human genomics and cancer mutational signatures


8:15 to 9:05AM | EMGS Award

9:10 to 10AM | Hollaender Award

10:30AM to 11:15AM - Young Investigator Award


8:15 to 9:05AM | Amander Clark, PhD, 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, MD, Deputy Director, US Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health US NIH: genomic determinants of health and environmental interactions