International Mendel’s Day

Celebrating The Genetics Society Centenary and the "Father of Genetics" 8 March, 2019

The Royal Institution, Albemarle St, London, UK

General Information

As part of The Genetics Society Centenary celebrations, we teamed up with the Mendelanium, a museum dedicated to the work of  “the father of genetics”, Mendel, to host the International Mendel Day for the first time in the UK.

Friday 8th March was also International Women’s Day and therefore at the Royal Institution, London, we presented a programme dedicated to Mendel and women in Genetics:

Programme:

2.00 – Welcome by Laurence Hurst and Eva Matalova (Mendelianum)
2.15 – Daniel Fairbanks: Darwin’s Influence on Mendel
3.00 – Gregory Radick: ‘If Only Darwin Had Read Mendel…’

3.45 – Coffee break
4.15 – Jiří Sekerák – Introduction to Mendelianum
4.30 – Mendelianum Mendel Medal – Christina Laukaitis
5.15 – Alison Woollard: Women in Genetics
6.00 – Drinks reception

7.00 – Genetics Society Mendel MedalMary-Claire King

Award winning Douglas Vernimmen was present to photograph International Mendel’s Day 2019