Mendel Genetics Conference
20/07/2022 - 16:00

Mendel Genetics Conference

This year is the bicentennial of the birth of the father of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel. To pay tribute to this pre-eminent scientist of the 19th century, Mendel Genetics Conference will take place between 20–23 July, 2022, in Brno, the city where Mendel spent a substantial part of his life, and where he laid the foundations of genetics.

Conference Overview

The conference is a tribute to the life and work of Gregor Johann Mendel, the father of genetics, whose bicentenary is on the opening day of the conference. The organizers are universities and institutions that have long nurtured Mendel’s legacy and promoted it in the scientific community and among the public. Conference participants will have the opportunity to meet over a common theme, genetics, in authentic locations and visit other places associated with Mendel as part of the accompanying program.

Conference Topics

  • Human genetics (inherited diseases, cancer genetics, gene therapies)
  • Plant genetics, animal genetics, the genetics of microorganisms
  • Emerging technologies in genetic research
  • Ethical questions in genetics
  • Genetics and society
  • The history of genetics: research of the life and legacy of G. J. Mendel

Join the Nobel Prize laureates on 21 July 2022

  • Prof. Thomas R. Cech PhD., University of Colorado Bouldert, USA; Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1989
    • Noncoding RNAs in Catalysis and as Regulators of Epigenetic Gene Silencing
  • Prof. Sir Paul Nurse, The Francis Crick Institute, UK; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001
    • Cell Cycle Control
  • Prof. Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009
    • Origin of life-linking RNA domination to nucleic acids/proteins world

More information can be found on the website.