It is a great pleasure to cordially invite you to join us Sunday 26th June to Wednesday 29th June 2016 in London for the 39th Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS). The conference will be held at King’s College London.
The UKEMS meeting will covers all aspects in relation to DNA damage and mutations caused by environmental agents. The organisers thank the Industrial Genotoxicology Group (IGG), the Molecular Epidemiology Group (MEG) and the Genome Stability Network (GSN) for supporting the scientific programme. Hence, the conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet colleagues working in this research field in the UK and abroad.
The venue of the conference is the Franklin-Wilkins Building at the Waterloo Campus of King’s College London, directly in the heart of the city centre. With its history, culture, flair, nightlife and world-leading research institutions, London is the perfect location for the next UKEMS conference.
Thanks to UKEMS, the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health and other sponsors, the conference registration fee and the accompanied cost for university accommodation have been deliberately kept low as reasonable as possible to encourage wide participation in the conference. Participation of young scientists (i.e. PhD students) at even further reduced rates is strongly encouraged and UKEMS is offering a number of travel bursaries to UKEMS members.
The conference will consist of a large variety of invited speakers and keynote lectures. Selected abstracts will be chosen for short oral presentation. We will also have a dedicated young scientist and junior investigator symposium. In addition, we will have poster sessions and we kindly invite all participants to present their work. All abstracts will be published online in the journal Mutagenesis. Presentation prizes sponsored by UKEMS and Mutagenesis will be awarded based on their scientific merit, judged by an eminent panel.
The conference dinner will be held at the Great Hall on the Strand Campus of King’s College London. The Great Hall forms part of the founding building for the university, constructed between 1829 and 1831. It was a sign of the prestige of the project that King’s had to decline the free services of Sir John Nash, architect of Buckingham Palace, in favour of those of Sir Robert Smirke, architect of the British Museum, because Smirke was already the architect of the university’s neighbour, Somerset House.
Once again we cordially invite you to participate at the 39th Annual Meeting of UKEMS in London, June 26th to 29th 2016. We look forward to welcoming you in London for an enjoyable and successful conference.
Dr. Volker M. Arlt
Local Organiser of the 39th Annual Meeting of UKEMS