Welcome to AAEMS Website!
Welcome to the website for the Asian Association of the EMS. We are an Asia-Pacific community focused on the research of the environmental factors interacting with genomes. Currently, eight Asian-Pacific EMS societies from China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thai and Australia are members of AAEMS. Asia-Pacific region with more than 50 countries is considered the largest continent fostering a unique concoction of different cultures, customs and economy. From developing nations to the developed, we face diverse environmental and health problems. The aim of AAEMS is prompting research activities and exchanging up-to-date information and resources to prevent diseases arising from these problems in Asia-Pacific region.
We have Asian Congress on Environmental Mutagens (ACEM) as one of AAEMS activities. The 6th ACEM was held on November, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, which was the joint meeting of 49th Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society meeting (49th JEMS). The 49th JEMS/6th ACEM was successfully ended due to the great effort of Dr. Masamitsu Honma, who was the president of AAEMS/JEMS as well as the host of the 49th JEMS/6th ACEM.
As the representative of CEMS, I am glad to be selected as the president of the 7th Asian Association of Environmental Mutagens Societies(AAEMS) (2020-2021) to get more opportunities to serve to all of you. I will try my best to further develop the AAEMS and to achieve our aim.
CEMS decided that the 7th ACEM ACEM will be held in Qingdao of China, which will be the joint meeting of 19th Chinese Environmental Mutagen Society meeting (19th CEMS) in mid-October 2022 and will be hosted by Prof. Yuxin Zheng (the Dean of School of Public Health, Qingdao University). AAEMS and CEMS highly concentrate on this meeting, we will decide the theme of this meeting in the next spring and announce it on the website . The keynote and invited speakers will be selected not only in Asian countries, but also in other countries. We believe this will be another scientific feast of AAEMS. We would like to provide more opportunities for younger scientists to communicate with each other and get good progress by this conference.
The new council committee has already been in working. I expect our working could push this association to develop more and make the progress for environmental mutagens research in Asian area.
Administration of AAEMS is vested in the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of presidents of member societies, and a few additional society members. The molecular and experimental pathology society (MEPSA) of Australasia has recently joined to AAEMS, making a total of eight national societies encompassing the Asia-Pacific region. The AAEMS exchanges and promotes up-to-date information and resources related to the Society's field of interest and issues concerning Asia-Pacific countries communities. The President of AAEMS was Takehiko Nohmi (JEMS) from 2006 to 2009; Malyn Chulasiri (TEMS) from 2010 to 2011; Jia Cao (CEMS) from 2012 to 2013; Ashok Giri (EMSI) from 2014-2015, Hoonjeong Kwon(KEMS) from 2016-2017; Masamitsu Honma (JEMS) from 2018-2019; Jia Cao (CEMS) from 2020-2021.
The primary purpose of the ACEM is to provide a means whereby the members may exchange scientific information, discuss their professional experiences, exchange ideas, and acquaint themselves with the scientific progress and technical problems. ACEM was held five times, i.e., 1st ACEM in Japan in 2007, 2nd ACEM in Thailand in 2010, 3rd ACEM in China in 2012, 4th ACEM in India in 2014, and 5th ACEM in Korea in 2017.