8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM - 9:00AM Welcome: Nagu Keshava, Ph.D., GEMS President
Introductions: Lyle Burgoon, Ph.D., GEMS President-elec
9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Shale Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Environmental Health
Robert B. Jackson, Ph.D., Duke University
9:40 AM -10:20 AM Old? New? Different? Nanotechnologies: What Makes Them Toxic?
Martin Philbert, Ph.D., University of Michigan
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Coffee Break
10:40 AM – 11:20 AM Biofuels Statewide: Millions of Gallons. Also Landscape-changing,
No Small Task, and Civic Responsibility.
W. Steven Burke, Biofuels Center of North Carolina
11:20 AM – 12:00 PM Disinfection byproducts in drinking water:
Human health risks and risk management option
Detlef Knappe, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM The Future of Environmental Data: Why You Should Care About
Scientific Data Management
David Lyons, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Concluding Remarks
Lyle Burgoon, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
When & Where
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.