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Philippine Environmental Mutagen Society, Inc.

The Philippine Environmental Mutagen Society (PEMS), Inc. was incorporated on 10 February 1978.

PEMS aims to:

  1. promote the advancement of knowledge in Environmental Mutagenesis and related fields through research, education, and interchange of professional knowledge among members and related societies,
  2. promote active participation in the dissemination of information on environmental mutagens, and
  3. establish means by which this knowledge can be utilized for the improvement of the socio-economic and health conditions of the country.

Membership is open to regular, honorary, and institutional members.

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41st PEMS Convention

The Philippine Environmental Mutagen Society (PEMS) will be holding its second e-Convention on 19 November 2022 from 1 - 4 PM via Zoom., co-hosted with the Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines-Diliman.  For inquiries, please e-mail

Flyer for the convention can be downloaded HERE. Registration is FREE. Please register at  You can access the e-booklet HERE.

This year's theme is "Environmental Determinants of Health" and we have the following speakers who will be sharing the work that they do related to the theme: 


  • Carcinogenic Health Risk of Arsenic in Fish from Laguna de Bay, Philippines
    Dr. Victorio B. Molina, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, UP Manila


  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances as Highly Relevant Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Philippines
    Dr Michael C. Velarde, Professor, Institute of Biology, College of Science, UP Diliman
  • Artificial Induction of Double Strand Breaks Leads to Formation of Chromosomal Translocations
    Dr. Reynand Jay Canoy, Laboratory Director, Scilore Asia Pacific Limited Liability Company
  • Probing the Philippines Microbial Bioresources for Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development
    Dr. Albert Remus R. Rosana, S&T Fellow, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, DOST

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