The Industrial Genotoxicology Group (IGG) was founded in 1987 and was originally called the Industrial GeneTox Discussion Group (IGDG). The IGG provide a focus group for discussion of issues that primarily affect industrial genetic toxicologists, including:

  • The scientific and technical aspects of genetic toxicology tests required by Regulatory Authorities
  • The overall test strategy
  • New tests under development and their successful validation
  • Development and application of new paradigms of genotoxicity safety evaluation for risk assessment, e.g. quantitative approaches

We also welcome anyone who is interested in any given topic and we seek to co-ordinate collaborative work as needed to support the areas above.

The IGG strives to organise annual meetings covering topics relevant to genotoxicology in an industrial context. The meetings are set out to achieve a balance between formal presentations and practical discussions around data interpretation and risk assessment. However, informal short presentations are also actively encouraged.

IGG membership is open to organisations (1) where genetic toxicology is practised in an industrial manufacturing company or contract research laboratory and (2) groups attached to university departments that undertake genetic toxicology research.

Up-to-date news and information related to IGG can be found on our website:; or on our group page on LinkedIn: Individuals with an interest in the activities of the group are encouraged to join us there.

We can also be contacted through the officers of the committee, who are currently:

Paul Fowler as Chair (

Paul Rawlinson as Secretary (