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Please see the write-up on our successful Fall meeting in the December 2016 edition of the NIEHS e-Factor!

Fall Meeting Agenda

Mitochondrial DNA Mutagenesis and 

Human Health Impacts

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.


Stephanie Smith-Roe, Ph.D., President

Brian Chorley, Ph.D., President-Elect

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

The Role of DNA Polymerase Gamma in Mitochondrial DNA Mutagenesis

William C. Copeland, Ph.D., NIEHS, RTP, NC

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Therapeutics for Mitochondrial DNA Instability

Sherine S.L. Chan, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Sponsor Exhibits

     Odd posters attended: 10:30 – 11:15

     Even posters attended: 11:15 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided with registration)

     Lifetime Achievement Awards

     Business Meeting

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Mitochondria as a Target of Environmental Toxicants

Joel N. Meyer, Ph.D., Duke University, Durham, NC

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Trainee Platform Presentations

     Talk 1:  2:00 – 2:15

     Talk 2:  2:15 – 2:30

     Talk 3:  2:30 – 2:45

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Break (beverages and snacks)

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Mitochondrial Regulation of the Epigenome and Transcriptome

Janine H. Santos, Ph.D., NIEHS, RTP, NC

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Awards and Closing Remarks; Adjourn at 4:30 p.m.

Platform session for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Best Talk Award:  Travel Support to attend the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society 2017 annual meeting, sponsored by Tom Hughes (past GEMS President) and EMGS

Poster prizes:  $200, $150, and $100 for First, Second, and Third, respectively, sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

P.O. Box 13475, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

GEMS is incorporated as a non-profit scientific organization in the state of North Carolina  and with the federal government. 

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