Mendel Sesquicentenary Celebrations
The Genetics Society of AustralAsia hosted events in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the Mendel Sesquicentenary (8th March 2016). We hope that Mendel Day will become a regular celebration on the 8th March each year!
Useful links for Mendel Day
Catalogue of Mendelian traits in humans: http://www.omim.org/
Catalogue of Mendeilian traits in animals: http://omia.angis.org.au
Mendel’s monastery: http://www.opatbrno.cz/opat_hist_en.htm
The original 1901 English version of Mendel’s 1866 paper, with an introduction by Bateson: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/164047#page/8/mode/1up
Mendel’s original paper in German and an English translation, together with much background information: http://www.mendelweb.org
Mendelianum (the main Mendel museum in Brno): http://mendelianum.cz/en
Mendel Museum in Mendel’s monastery: http://mendelmuseum.muni.cz/en/
Mendel lectures in the refectory of Mendel’s monastery: http://mendellectures.muni.cz/#
Useful modern summaries of Mendel’s experiments and results: http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/gregor-mendel-and-the-principles-of-inheritance-593
Educational resources on genetics https://geneed.nlm.nih.gov/
Important classic publications on genetics, and a genetics timeline: http://www.esp.org/foundations/genetics/classical/index.html
The Genetics Society of AustralAsia and the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney invite you to the NSW Mendel Sesquicentenary Celebration
150 years on from the publication of Mendel’s work, please join us for an evening celebrating his legacy.
Featuring talks by geneticists, including:
Prof. Frank Nicholas (The University of Sydney)
Prof. Claire Wade (The University of Sydney)
Prof. Ben Oldroyd (The University of Sydney)
A/Prof. Jenny Donald (Macquarie University)
Followed by a short panel discussion taking questions from the audience. Join us afterwards for hands-on genetics activities, drinks & nibbles.
The University of Sydney
6-8pm, Tuesday 8th March 2016
We would like to invite you to a public seminar on the legacy of Mendel in modern genetics, hosted by the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology, and the Genetics Society of AustralAsia. A panel of scientists will present short talks, explaining the importance of Mendel’s ideas to modern genetic research in evolution, ecology, health and forensics. Speakers will include:
Professor Rod Peakall (ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment) - title TBC
Dr Linda Broadhurst (CSIRO National Research Collections) – title TBC
Shelley Kennedy, MS, CGC Certified Genetic Counsellor (Capital Women's Health) – title TBC
Dr Dennis McNevin (Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths, University of Canberra) - Mendel’s legacy: Forensic DNA profiling
Dr Janine Deakin (Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra) - Epigenetics: Defying Mendelian genetics
Talks will start at 6pm, followed by drinks, nibbles, and a display featuring some of the University of Canberra's genetics research from 7.30pm.
This is a free public event, but seating is limited. Please book to reserve your place!
- Tuesday, 8 March 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (AEDT) - Add to Calendar
- Ann Harding Centre, Seminar Room 2 - University Drive South. University of Canberra. Bruce, ACT 2617 AU
To RSVP please visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mendel-day-seminar-the-legacy-of-mendel-in-modern-genetics-tickets-21796753677