Save the Date for the IGG Annual Meeting 2020!

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‘Save the Date’ for the IGG Annual Meeting!

The IGG Annual meeting will be held on November 30th – December 1st 2020.

The meeting will have the theme ‘New ways with old data’, and talks will cover new technologies for genetic toxicology and new data analysis methods. Also, for the first time, this year we will host a New Investigator Session with an award for the best talk. For more information, see the flyer. Updates will follow soon. To stay up to date check our website where you can also join our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, and join our LinkedIn group.

NUKEMS Committee member vacancy

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NUKEMS are looking for new committee members!

NUKEMS aims to actively represent New Investigators within UKEMS and its linked societies. Its committee is made up of both academic and industrial scientists with less than 4 years post-doctoral, post-graduate or industrial experience. NUKEMS aims to be innovative in supporting, enthusing, educating and recruiting young scientists, and to play a major role in organising the Sunday session of the UKEMS Annual Conference, which is traditionally run as an Educational Session aimed at young scientists. NUKEMS also aims to enhance the online presence of UKEMS via the website and social media platforms.

Please see the flyer for more information.

If you interested in joining the NUKEMS Committee or have any questions please contact Fiona Chapman.

Genetic Toxicologist Vacancy at AstraZeneca – Deadline Extended!

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Do you have a primary focus on toxicology science with a working knowledge and experience of drug development?

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Genetic Toxicology Team in Cambridge to support the development of innovative drugs and improve patients’ lives.

The group is part of Functional and Mechanistic Safety, which is a global department that is part of the Clinical Pharmacology and Safety Sciences (CPSS) function & applies innovative science to drive the design, selection and development of safer medicines. The Functional and Mechanistic Safety group work collaboratively delivering safety science from early discovery through clinical development.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Job Reference: R-075502

Closing date: 16th April 2020

Call for IGG Ordinary Committee Member

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A position is available for an ordinary committee member of the Industrial Genotoxicity Group (IGG).  Committee members will be involved in setup of IGG meetings and also initiatives that of benefit to our members.

If you are interested in joining the committee, or have any questions, please contact Paul Rawlinson, the IGG Committee secretary (

The deadline for putting yourself forward is the end of November.

HESI GTTC Comet Assay Survey

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The Health and Environmental Sciences Institute Genetic Toxicology Technical Committee (HESI GTTC) needs your help.  We are developing a project to improve the clarity and application of OECD TG 489 (In Vivo Mammalian Alkaline Comet) for applications across most industries.  But to accomplish this, we need to identify the most critical issues and concerns to address.  So included below is a link for our survey that will help us gather this information.  If you have been considering, conducting, requesting, reviewing , or even avoiding regulated in vivo comet assay studies, please complete our survey.  And if you have any colleagues that may be willing to contribute their input, we would really appreciate it if you could forward to them the link for our survey. Regardless of one’s industry or level of experience with the comet assay, everyone’s input is very critical to this process.  The survey will only take a few minutes and we are asking participants to please complete it by the end of December 2019.  Please note that every participant will be informed of the results of this survey and the GTTC plans to address the issues raised.

HESI GTTC Survey Link: