Mendel Days 2022

Mendel and the world

Mendel Days brought both expert lectures focused on the contribution of Mendel's versatile personality and his scientific work and a rich cultural and educational programme for the general public.

Mendel Days are organised as part of the project G. J. Mendel's legacy to science, culture and humanity, reg. number ATCZ278 from the Interreg V-A Austria - Czech Republic programme.

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Wednesday 2 November 2022

Mendel Refectory| Mendel Museum | Mendlovo náměstí 1a, Brno

Opening speech | lectures | concert

16.00 | opening speech by Martin Bareš, rector of Masaryk Univerzity 

16.20 | Gregor Mendel’s Reception in the World
Daniel Fairbanks (Utah Valley University, USA)

17.00 | Gregor Mendel's Grand International Journeys
Peter van Dijk (Keygene, NLD)

17.40 | Coffee break

18.15 | From Mendel to CRISPER: Genetics, Its Uses and Abuses Throughout History 
Marek Vácha (Charles University, Prague)

19.00 | Hugo Iltis: Mendel’s Biographer and Courageous Fighter Against Racism and Nazism
David Iltis

20.00 | Mass in the Basilica with a musical performance of Duruflé's Requiem
Mass celebrated by Marek Vácha, Requiem performed by Ensemble Versus

Thursday 3 November 2022

Mendel Refectory | Mendel Museum | Mendlovo náměstí 1a, Brno

Workshop | lecture | museum tour | concert

10.00 - 13.00 | Workshop „Teaching Mendel and Genetics"
Lynn Chiu (University of Vienna, Austria) and Peter Sziemer (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien), Eva Chocholová and Eliška Svobodová (Masaryk University), Ines Méhu-Blantar (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien), Hana Svozilová (Masaryk University)

13.00 - 14.00 | Lunch 

14.00 - 15.00 | Museum tours
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15.30 | Concert in the Basilica "Composers of Mendel's time": František Musil, Pavel Josef Křížkovský, Leoš Janáček
Brno Philharmonic Choir Beseda Brněnská, tenor: Petr Levíček, harph: Pavla Kopecká, organ: Dagmar Kolářová, Petr Kolář. Directed by Petr Kolář

17.00 | Mendel Lecture: Supramolecular Latch: a New Chemical Tool for Chemistry, Biology and Materials Science
Kimoon Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)


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