UKEMS Meeting: Dec 1st – Spread the word!

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It’s just over a week until our One Day UKEMS Meeting in London on December 1st.

With many plans coming together in a short time, we encourage you to book asap via the website here.

The programme can be found on the website.

Venue details
The meeting is being held at Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ. Sessions will be held in the Council Chambers with badge collection and refreshments/lunch in the Regent Suite.


2021 annual meeting postponed to February 2022

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The IGG Committee have taken the decision to postpone our 2021 annual meeting to February 2022, and also to make it a virtual meeting.  This is due to a number of factors including uncertainty around government restrictions, attendee safety, company travel policies, and travel budget restrictions.

The precise date and timings are still to be confirmed but we will update you and share the agenda as soon as we are able.  The meeting will still include the Richard Williams award so we would like to invite all eligible speakers to stand for this (details with the revised entry deadline will be sent out soon).

Many thanks.

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.

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:

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:

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.