Environmental toxins and toxicants impact human physiology and biochemistry by altering or modifying DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites. Across the spectrum of scientific inquiry, we are challenged with understanding the mechanisms which respond to or modulate these genotoxic effects. Furthermore, the development of tools for analysis, as well as, for evaluation of these biological endpoints are critical for the promotion and protection of human health. By forging a bridge to bring scientists studying exposures, mechanisms, and regulatory sciences, the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) will provide a venue for stimulating cross-disciplinary research and discovery. We will learn how environmental agents impact genomic, proteomic and metabolic signatures, and how we can use this knowledge base to develop informed biomarkers and improved regulatory policies that address human health concerns related to environmental exposures. Join us as we cross this bridge, find common ground in our advances in the study of Environmental Health Sciences, and bring together our efforts on Exposure, Mechanism and its impact on Public Health.
The scientific program consists of symposia, platform and poster sessions, including rapid “flash” talks of abstracts, Thursday workshops, and internationally recognized speakers. Throughout there is a focus on the newest findings and technologies in basic and applied environmental science and how they are shaping future endeavors. In addition to the scientific program, the Annual Meeting will convene the nine Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that represent the diversity of the Society and help set the agenda for future EMGS meetings as well as to celebrate the society’s 50th Annual Meeting!