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 HISTORY AND ART REVIVES ORIGINS OF GENETICS IN CZECH REPUBLIC
Brno, 15 May 2002 - Artists, scientists, architects and curators from around the world have joined forces with the abbot of the Abbey of St Thomasin Brno, Czech Republic, in a unique venture that honours the father of modern genetics.
These are some of the questions addressed by the exhibition currently being shown in Mendel’s Abbey of St Thomas in Brno, Czech Republic.
Today is an important day for the Czech Republic, the international community of scientists as well as society as we pay tribute to a remarkable man called Gregor Mendel who’s experiments with peas in the 19
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 Genes come in pairs.
Mendel spent most of his adult life in Brno at the Abbey of St. Thomas where he eventually became the Abbot.
In 1843, Mendel entered the Augustinian Monastery in Brno (in what is now the Czech Republic) as a novice.
In his autobiography, Mendel said that unlike other clerics, he didn't feel called to the Church: "my circumstances decided my vocational choice." Mendel did have a good life at the monastery; he was part of the cultural and scientific circles of the area.
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 HISTORY AND ART REVIVES ORIGINS OF GENETICS IN CZECH REPUBLIC
He entered the Augustinian Abbey of St Thomas in Brno in the Czech Republic and was a teacher.
Within easy reach of Vienna and Prague, Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and is the home of several international universities.
Today is an important day for the Czech Republic, the international community of scientists as well as society as we pay tribute to a remarkable man called Gregor Mendel who’s experiments with peas in the 19
www.mendel-museum.org /eng/3news/kit/Press_pack_launch.htm   (5066 words)

  
 About VFG
The VFG was co-sponsor of the conference, "EMBO Workshop, Genetics after the Genome", be held in the Abbey of St Thomas, Brno, 16-19 May 2002 the (www.univie.ac.at/brno2002).
The charitable society was founded in Vienna in 2000 to support genetic research and to encourage constructive dialogue between scientists and members of the public.
Lectures In pursuit of the society's goal to contribute to the public understanding of science in Austria, the VFG organises lectures by leading figures in genetic research.
www.mendel-museum.org /eng/5credits/vfg.htm   (5066 words)

  
 Gregor Mendel
A peasant with a passion for learning, owing to the poverty of his family, Mendel noviced at the Abbey of St. Thomas at what is now Brno, Czech Republic, in 1843, was ordained in 1847.
It was on this date, July 22, 1822, that Moravian monk and amateur botanist Gregor Johann Mendel was born in Heinzendorf (now Hyncice), a tiny village in Austrian Silesia, which was then under Hapsburg rule.
The world can use more scientists like you, so I wish you well in your studies.
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 Science, civilization and society
Mendel statue (circa 1910) in garden of the Abbey of St Thomas, Brno, Czech Republic.
Mendel's second discovery was that some genes, which he called dominant gametes, suppressed the action of others, which he called recessive gametes The purple-flower gene, for example, is dominant, while the white-flower gene is recessive, which explained why the first generation of hybrids had only purple flowers.
After his return to his monastery in 1854 Mendel worked as a teacher for natural science in the technical high school of Brünn until 1868, when he was elected abbot.
www.incois.gov.in /Tutor/mendel.html   (615 words)

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