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The Richard Williams Memorial Award

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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 sponsor one individual a year to attend and present at the United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society (UKEMS) meeting.

Rich believed that a key part of his role in industry was to support others; to help others deliver and become better at their role. Both the IGG and Lhasa Limited felt it greatly appropriate to honour Rich with an award in his memory that would give early career investigators, be they students or working within industry, a wonderful opportunity to present their work at the annual UKEMS meeting.

The IGG committee will select 3-4 abstracts from all entries to give a short presentation at the IGG virtual meeting this year (30th November – 1st December). The presentations will be judged and voted on by either the IGG committee or the meeting attendees. The Richard Williams Memorial Award will include a certificate, travel, registration and accommodation expenses for attendance to the UKEMS meeting at which the award winner will have the amazing opportunity of presenting their work.

Lhasa Limited and the IGG committee are asking people to 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 by 30th September 2020.

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

EEMGS Abstract Deadline – Jan 31st

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Mark your presence on the 48th European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society Annual Meeting (EEMGS2020) to be held in Porto, Portugal, between 6 – 8 May 2020, by submitting your abstract now!

There are only a few days left until the deadline of 31st January 2020. Do not miss out the opportunity to share your work with peers from industry, universities and regulatory bodies from all around the world. Submit your abstract here: https://www.eemgs2020.eu/en/registration/submissions/

The general theme of the congress is “Exposure and Susceptibility: bridging gaps to improve health”. The preliminary Scientific Programme is now available on their website: www.eemgs2020.eu

Upcoming In Vitro Toxicology Society Workshop

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The IVTS presents a workshop on the applicability of in silico models to support in vitro studies. This workshop will be held on the 21st October 2019 in Leeds, UK, hosted by Lhasa Ltd. Registration is £40 and includes one year’s membership to the IVTS.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

Save the Date! IGG Annual Meeting 19th-20th June 2019

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Save the date! This year’s IGG Annual Meeting will be held from the 19th – 20th June 2019 at the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester. This meeting is sponsored by Gentronix and will be on the theme “Regulatory Genetic Toxicology: Theory and Reality”. The meeting will start on the evening of the 19th with a keynote from David Kirkland on “Regulatory Assessment of Genotoxicity Data: Past, Present and Future” followed by drinks and bowl food, an excellent opportunity for networking and catching up with colleagues. The 20th will have half a day on “Regulatory Genetic Toxicology: Theory” covering new challenges including oligos and medical devices, while the afternoon will be interactive workshops on proof of exposure and when negative is equivocal. Download the Meeting Flyer for more information. There will be travel bursaries available as well as early bird registration fees and reduced rates for members of EEMGS and affiliated societies. Registration will open soon, so for now, Save the Date!

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: http://www.eemgs2018.eu/

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

Early bird registration deadline is the 18th December 2017; http://www.eemgs2018.eu/registration/

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: http://www.eemgs2018.eu/bursuries/

To apply for an EEMGS travel bursary (deadline 30th November) please contact the EEMGS president, Helga Stopper; stopper@toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de. 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