This year we celebrate the 200th birth year of Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), the founder of genetics. According to the historian of science Jan Sapp: “There is no greater legend in the history of science than that of the experiments of Gregor Mendel. Three moments in this legend are extraordinary: 1) how in the 1860s, Mendel single-mindedly discovered the laws governing the inheritance of individual characters; 2) how the scientific world failed to recognize the monumental importance of these findings during its life-time; 3) the remarkable “rediscovery” in 1900 of what later came to be called Mendelism”.
12.30 – 13.00: Coffee with Mendel birthday cakes (KeyGene, Wageningen)
13.00 – 13.30: Mendel and his discoveries (Peter van Dijk, KeyGene, Wageningen)
13.30 – 14.00: Mendel’s 1866-paper in today’s university courses (Fons Debets, WUR, Wageningen)
14.00 – 14.30: Mendel’s pea genes (Noel Ellis, John Innes Center, Norwich)
14.30 – 15.00: Meiosis, the mechanism of Mendelian segregation (Kirsten Bomblies, ETH Zürich)
Please register for the meeting here.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
WUR – Orion
Bronland 1, Wageningen