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NC3Rs-Unilever PhD Studentship Launch Event

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NC3Rs-Unilever PhD Studentship Launch Event


On 2 April the NC3Rs are holding a launch event in central London to highlight a new collaboration with Unilever, who will be co-funding three of our PhD Studentship awards this year. The event will allow potential applicants to find out more about the scheme, network with fellow researchers and discuss ideas with staff from both Unilever and the NC3Rs.

The NC3Rs PhD Studentship awards embed the 3Rs into the training of graduate scientists from a broad range of scientific backgrounds. The joint NC3Rs-Unilever Studentships will focus on the following areas in the field of non-animal safety assessment:

  • Local exposure – microbiome, skin, lung
  • Clearance mechanisms – renal, liver metabolism
  • Repeat dosing
  • Non-animal models with a human focus


Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from NC3Rs grant holders and Unilever researchers applying the 3Rs within the safety assessment field.
  • Learn about the PhD Studentship scheme and hear tips on how to apply.
  • Have a one-to-one with a member of NC3Rs or Unilever staff to discuss potential ideas.
  • Network with fellow researchers, potential collaborators and meet with Unilever and NC3Rs representatives.


To register for the event please complete the form on our events page, using your institutional email address by 27 March 2019. If you would like to book a one-to-one session, please state your interest in the “Other requirements” section or alternatively email Please note these sessions will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Further information on the PhD Studentship scheme can be found on the scheme webpage.

IGG at UKEMS 2019

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This year, UKEMS will hold a joint meeting with the BTS at Robinson College Cambridge from 15th – 17th April.

The BTS-UKEMS Congress 2019 programme has a strong speaker line-up, which hopes to draw a record number of delegates, all key members within the field of toxicology.

Registration is open.

Abstract submission is open, the deadline for submission is February 1st 2019.

To view the latest programme highlights, to register and for abstract submission click here.

UKEMS provides bursaries for students, postdoctoral and industrial members to attend the annual UKEMS conference. To apply, click here.

IGG will host a session at the meeting. Check our meeting page, Twitter and LinkedIn for updates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

IGG @ UKEMS 2018

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UKEMS 2018 will be held from September 2nd – 5th at Magdalen College, Oxford

The IGG have contributed to sessions at this year’s UKEMS meeting by selecting speakers on topics relevant to the industrial community. These include:

James Whitwell, Covance, Harrogate: Extended treatment with recovery is required for detection of certain chemicals in the human peripheral blood lymphocyte assay.

Amy Wilson, AstraZeneca, Cambridge: High content comparison of GeneTox responses in parent and p53 knock out cell lines.

Shareen Doak, Swansea University: 3D liver spheroids for genotoxicity testing.

Follow us on Twitter for live updates from the meeting.

Send us your feedback on the 31st Annual IGG Meeting

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Thanks to everyone who attended the 31st Annual IGG Meeting at the Hallam Conference Centre, London, from 11th – 12th December 2017.

We had excellent talks on all of the IWGT working groups with great discussion. The evening session on the Monday and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday gave time for networking and catching up with colleagues.

If you attended, please give us your feedback by completing our survey here.

Visit our Twitter account to see some pictures from the meeting.

46th EEMGS and 30th GUM Meeting – Abstract deadline extended

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The EEMGS (European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society) and the GUM (Gesellschaft für Umwelt-Mutationsforschung) will have a joint meeting held at the University of Potsdam, Germany, between 18th and 21st March 2018.

Registration & abstract submission is open. Please visit the webpage for further details on the conference and registration:

Abstract Submission DEADLINE: Thursday 30th November EXTENDED, 15th December 2018

Early bird registration deadline is the 18th December 2017;

To encourage young scientists to attend the meeting both EEMGS and GUM are awarding travel bursaries to promising young scientists. Further details can be found here:

To apply for an EEMGS travel bursary (deadline 30th November) please contact the EEMGS president, Helga Stopper; You will be notified about your bursary application on the 15th of December, to allow time for you to register for the early bird.

Major topics of the EEMGS/GUM conference:

  • Cell-type specificity of genotoxicity and DNA repair
  • DNA damage response and DNA repair
  • Alternatives to animal testing: Emerging models and techniques
  • Mutagenicity and aging
  • Discovering causes of disease: New approaches in human biomonitoring
  • Environmental Health and early life exposure
  • Hot topics in carcinogenicity
  • Understanding mechanism underlying mutational signatures in human cancer using whole genome sequencing
  • Next generation risk assessment of genetic toxicity
  • Testing of impurity for mutagenic potential in drugs, substances and products
  • Genome safety in gene therapy

Agenda for the 31st Annual Meeting

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The agenda for the 31st Annual Meeting has now been finalised.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Hans-Joerg Martus (Novartis)
  • Ann Doherty (AZ)
  • Anthony Lynch (GSK)
  • David Kirkland (Kirkland Consulting)

You can see the full agenda here

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear all about the topics discussed at the International Workshop on Genotoxicity Testing (IWGT) in Japan, and to network and catch up with colleagues. Register here