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Oxidative Stress – Role of Metals and Metalloids in Cancer
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00AM Welcome: Stephen Little, M.Tox., GEMS President
Introductions: Nagu Keshava, Ph.D., GEMS President-elect
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Linking arsenic metabolism and toxic effects
David Thomas, Ph.D., National Health and Environmental
Effects Research Laboratory, Environmental Protection
9:45 AM –11:30 AM Posters, sponsor exhibits and coffee
11:30 AM –12:15 PM Does oxidative damage play a role in the carcinogenicity
of hexavalent chromium?
Michelle Hooth, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences, National Institute of Health
12:15 PM –1:45 PM LUNCH
(short business meeting, election results, & sponsors)
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Talks by students/post docs
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Nickel carcinogenicity: bioavailability of nickel ions and
indirect genotoxic effects
Adriana Oller, Ph.D., Nickel Producers Environmental
3:45 PM Announcement of Awards
4:15 PM Adjourn
The Friday Center at UNC-CH
100 Friday Center Drive
Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society
GEMS is a regional science/technology society initiated in 1982 to provide a forum for current topics relevant to environmental mutagenesis. The Society presents two annual meetings and other related events for its members, sponsors in central North Carolina.