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The Richard Williams Memorial Award 2021

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The IGG are proud to support an award honouring the scientific contributions and memory of Dr. Richard Williams, set up by Lhasa. This award will support early career investigators within industry. The Richard Williams Memorial Award will include a certificate, travel, registration and accommodation expenses for attendance to the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS) meeting.

Please share this message with colleagues and encourage all eligible young scientists to put themselves forward for this award. To apply, please send a title and abstract (max 300 words) to the IGG Committee (info@theigg.co.uk) by 30th September 2021.

Candidates should have completed their most recent degree a maximum of 5 years ago, and their research should have an obvious industrial interest or application.  However, the IGG Committee will have consider reasonable exceptions to these criteria on a case-by-case basis.  All candidates should be UK-based or affiliated with a UK based company or institution.

Note: In addition to Richard Williams awards entries, the IGG are also looking for short talks from early career scientists (even earlier career scientists!) to feature at our meeting.  This would particularly apply to current students, or those recently joining the field.  Again, topics with an industrial interest of application are preferred.

You can find out more about Rich and the award here.

The First Richard Williams Memorial Award Winner

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Last year, at our annual IGG meeting, we held the first Richard Williams Memorial Award honouring the scientific contributions and memory of Dr. Richard Williams, our past IGG committee member. This award was kindly sponsored by Lhasa and was set up to support early career investigators within industry. Supported by the IGG, The Richard Williams Memorial Award will sponsor one individual a year to attend and present at the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS) meeting.

It is with huge excitement that today, we are able to introduce you to the first winner of the Richard Williams Memorial Award, Amy Wilson.

Amy is an Associate Principal Scientist within the Genetic Toxicology team at AstraZeneca. Learn more about Amy’s award-winning work, career to date, biggest inspiration and where you can see Amy present her work in Lhasa’s blog here.

Virtual IGG Meeting Registration is Live!

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Registration for the virtual IGG Annual Meeting is now live! Register Now!

This year we are hosting the first Richard Williams Memorial Award, sponsored by Lhasa Ltd, which will be contested by three excellent early career scientists – you get to vote for the winner! Additionally we have four very respected scientists covering our two themes of the use of Adverse Outcome Pathways for genotoxicity assessment, and the utility of Duplex Sequencing technology.

We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual meeting.

Thanks to UKEMS for supporting this event.