200 years Gregor Mendel: of peas, cows and people

200 years Gregor Mendel: of peas, cows and people

Half Day Symposium

12:30 ‐ 18:00

  • Symposium
  • 150 Jahre BOKU

Half Day Symposium - 11. March 2022, 12:30 – 18:00
target audience: SCIENCE to PUBLIC

Venue: BOKU Festsaal, Gregor Mendel Strasse 33, 1180 Wien
… or join via livestream: https://youtu.be/3_K5U9HUC68 




12:30 -13:00 Opening: Jagdhornbläser*innengruppe der BOKU "Gregor Mendel"
13:00 Welcome addresses by vice rector Christian Obinger, Gabor Meszaros and Hermann Buerstmayr

Scientific programme

Plant genetics

13:10 – 13:40 Brigitte Poppenberger (Technical University Munich, Germany)
How genetics assists us in plant breeding - examples from sunflower

13:40 – 14:10 Sebastian Michel (BOKU, Vienna, Austria)
Linking Mendelian and quantitative genetics in plant breeding

Animal genetics

14:10 – 14:40 Tosso Leeb (University Bern, Switzerland)
Following the legacy of Gregor Mendel: Studies on the inheritance of coat color in domestic animals

14:40 – 15:20 Coffee break

15:20 – 15:50 Alessandra Stella (National Research Council, Milano, Italy)
Interpreting the sequence: challenges and opportunities of big data in genetic analysis

Human genetics

15:50 – 16:20 Johannes Zschocke (Medical University Innsbruck, Austria)
Gregor Mendel and the concepts of dominance and recessiveness (online connected from Innsbruck)
Genetics in everyday life

16:20 – 17:00 Günther Mayr (ORF, Redaktion Wissenschaft, Austria)
Wissenschaft versus Wut - Sind Gefühle Teil der DNA? | Emotionen aus der Spritze - Verständnis schaffen als Immunisierungskampagne gegen Halbwahrheiten (in German)

17:00 -18:00 Chill out and buffet


12:30- 18:00 AgriGenomics Poster Exhibition
The AgriGenomics PhD students display and are happy to explain posters of their PhD projects in plant breeding, animal breeding, genetics, genomics, metabolomics and phenomics.


Registration is requested for planning purposes until March 6, 2022 | NO registration fee.
Please register your participation at https://form.jotform.com/220452409162044 

This symposium is supported by the project nr. ATCZ278, G. J. Mendel's legacy to science, culture, and humanity, co-financed by Interreg Austria-Czech Republic. DE: ATCZ278, G. J. Mendels Vermächtnis für Wissenschaft, Kultur und Menschheit
CZ: ATCZ278, Odkaz G. J. Mendela vědě, kultuře a lidstvu


Event location
Gregor-Mendel-Haus, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien
BOKU, Institute of Plant Breeding, Institute of Biotechnology in Plant Production, Institute of Animal Breeding
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Language: German & English
Public: Yes
Entrance fee: No