14th International Comet Assay Workshop

& 50th Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society meeting

Welcome to the website of the joint ICAW and EEMGS meeting

14th International Comet Assay Workshop (ICAW) will take place 

in Maastricht, the Netherlands on May 23rd - 26th, 2022 *.


In 2022, the 14th ICAW meeting will also include the 50th EEMGS (Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society) meeting.

* Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic situation, the 14th ICAW was postponed from 2021 to 2022.


LIVE! geNIus Pub quiz

organized by EEMGS New Investigators (NI)

Join the first NI live event - geNIus pub quiz that will be held on Sunday, May 22nd 2022 in Maastricht, the Netherlands!

The quiz will serve as casual networking event where NI will be able to chat, connect, and have fun together with senior members.

Never too late to join us in Maastricht
for our live joint ICAW and EEMGS meeting

See the Full Programme for the Joint ICAW & EEMGS Meeting that will be held on May 23rd - 26th 2022 in Maastricht and register now here 👇!


for the pre-conference Hands-on training course

The Advanced comet assay training course - the use of 3D models and high throughput comet chip - will take place on May 21st and 22nd 2022.

Since there are only 25 spaces available for this training course, registrations will involve an application and selection process.

For more information, click the button below.


for the joint ICAW & EEMGS meeting!

Have you missed the deadline for the joint ICAW & EEMGS meeting?

No worries, you can still submit an abstract for a poster presentation until 22nd of April 


We thank all who have already submitted their abstracts and will notify all about abstract acceptance by the end of March.


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Thank you,

the ICAWG & ICAW committee

Newly formed International Comet Assay Working Group (ICAWG) within the EEMGS

International Comet Assay Working Group (ICAWG) was founded as a specialist interest group 

of the European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EEMGS) in 2020.

ICAWG was created by hCOMET COST-Action (CA15132) members and organizers of the ICAW.

ICAWG exists to unit those scientists working in the field of genetic toxicology, DNA damage and DNA repair with interest in the comet assay.

Everyone interested in these topics is welcome to join the ICAWG group!

For more information, please visit www.icawg.com.

About International Comet Assay Workshops (ICAW)

The International Comet Assay Workshops (ICAW) are a series of scientific conferences dealing with practical and theoretical aspects of the Comet Assay, aimed at both experienced and new users of this popular technique.

Since 1995 the ICAW has been organized every 2 years.

The workshops have always been rather informal. They began as a satellite to the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Mutagens.

The first five meetings in this series were called simply 'Comet Assay Workshops'. 'International' was added in 2005. At that time, the Comet Assay community was small, but in the meantime, has grown exponentially as did the popularity of this assay. All are equal, and the newest recruits can readily share ideas with the old-timers.

The 14th ICAW will be hosted by the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology of Maastricht University


financially supported by the Limburg University Fund/SWOL.

Save the date! May 23rd - 26th, 2022

See the programme:

For more information to attend the ICAW meeting, please contact