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EMGS formally announces Randy Jirtle as the 2019 recipient of the Alexander Hollaender Award.

Randy is a friend of ISCAST having visited us (the ISCAST Vic committee and Mark Worthing in Adelaide) about this time last year. He is a leading researcher in genomics, particularly in environmental mutagenesis, the process whereby the environment can affect the expression of genes and phenotypic traits in living things.

We congratulate him on receiving the 2019 Alexander Hollaender Award.

From his citation: “His pioneering work in epigenetics and genomic imprinting has uncovered a vast territory in which a gene represents less of an inexorable sentence and more of an access point for the environment to modify the genome. His discoveries have produced a far more complete and useful understanding of human development and diseases”.

The full award citation can be found here.