EMGS 50th Annual Meeting

In 2019 the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) is celebrating 50 years in support of research and regulation on damage to our genomes. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all established scientists, new investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and students, with interests in mutagenesis, DNA repair, genomics, genetic toxicology, epigenetics, heritable diseases, and related fields, to attend our 50th Anniversary meeting in Washington DC, Sept 19-23, 2019.

Reasons for not missing this important meeting include a stellar cast of keynote speakers, including an opening address by Dr. Thomas A. Kunkel, NIH Distinguised Investigator. Additional keynoters include Dr. David DeMarini, pioneer in mutagenesis, Dr. Elizer VanAllen, expert in clinical computational biology, Dr. Frederica Perera, leader in maternal and fetal molecular epidemiology, and Dr. Sarah Wallace, microbiologists and pioneer in space biology. Furthermore, on Sept 18 and 19 there will be an advance satellite meeting to honor Nobel Laureate Paul Modrich, providing an opportunity for students and new investigators to meet many DNA repair experts.

The site for abstract submission is now open online and the abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2019, with late breaking abstracts due by Aug 29. Not only have we lowered our meeting registration prices significantly, compared to last year, but in honor of this anniversary, there will be an expanded number of $750.00 travel awards for students, postdocs and new investigators, the applications for which are also online and due May 15.

Come join us for great science, targeted support for your career stage, intimate views of Washington DC and lots of good fellowship!

Miriam C. Poirier, Ph.D.
EMGS President

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