Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society
48th Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC
September 9-13, 2017
"The Triangle in North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and adjoining cities, as well as Research Triangle Park, is of tremendous relevance to EMGS. It is the home of many of our founders, past officers, and current members. Our meeting will draw on the rich resources there, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, as well as major research universities (Duke, UNC, NCSU, and NCCU). Along with 6 other colleges and universities, these institutions are training nearly 100,000 students in the Triangle. For these and so many other reasons, we are excited to hold our meeting in Raleigh. I look forward to seeing you there!"
Thomas E. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., EMGS President
To promote critical scientific knowledge and research into the causes and consequences of damage to the genome and epigenome in order to inform and support national and international efforts to ensure a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations.
The EMGS mission is (1) to foster scientific research and education on the causes and mechanistic bases of DNA damage and repair, mutagenesis, heritable effects, epigenetic alterations in genome function, and their relevance to disease, and (2) to promote the application and communication of this knowledge to genetic toxicology testing, risk assessment, and regulatory policy-making to protect human health and the environment.
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.