Joint ICAW and EEMGS meeting

May 23rd - 26th, 2022

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.

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 by the 15th December 2021.

We look forward to receiving nominations.


Many thanks,

the EEMGS Executive Committee

1st International Comet Assay Working Group (ICAWG) Symposium


& hCOMET meeting

May 17th - 18th, 2021

You are welcome to join the online symposium,

which will be organized by the newly launched International Comet Assay Working Group (ICAWG).

This symposium will also include several lectures with the results from the hCOMET project.

Business Meeting


The International Comet Assay Working Group (ICAWG) was founded as a specialist interest group of the European Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society (EEMGS) in 2020.


In March 2021, the ICAWG began collaborating with another affiliated group within the EEMGS - the New Investigators (NI) group.


The group was created by hCOMET COST-Action (CA15132) members and organisers of the International Comet Assay Workshops (ICAW), 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.


Other collaboration: