14th International Comet Assay Workshop

& 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 EEMGS (Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society) meeting.

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



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Thank you,

the ICAWG & ICAW committee

Accepting nominations for the 2022 EEMGS Early Career Award

The EEMGS executive committee is currently accepting candidate nominations 

for the 2022 Early Career Award.

The award is awarded to candidates within 8 years of their last degree (maternity and paternity leave, and long sick leave will be considered) that have made a significant contribution to the field of environmental mutagenesis. Exceptions may be made by the EEMGS board if specific reasons are stated in the application.

Please send nominations (including motivation letter, CV and publication list of the candidate) to amazqueta@unav.es by the 15th December 2021.

We look forward to receiving nominations.

Many thanks,

the EEMGS Executive Committee

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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

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For more information to attend the ICAW meeting, please contact