The BEMS is the Belgian Environmental Mutagen Society. The members are scientists who share the passion of studying “cancer and environment” and individuals who want to learn more about this important topic.
The aims of the society are:
– To disseminate knowledge by means of scientific meetings and to share scientific expertise amongst its members
– To promote and to encourage research on the genetic and non-genetic effects of environmental carcinogens, on their detection in exposed humans and on the mechanisms in the development towards cancer (carcinogenesis).
– To provide scientific assistance to official authorities and private industries in the field of environmental mutagenesis.
The society was founded in October 1980 and together with other European national Societies, it constitutes the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS). The EEMS is part of the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies (IAEMS)