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Celebratory symposium on his 200th birthday with talks by Mendel Medal laureates

Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Time: 13:00 to 19:00
Location: Leopoldina, Jägerberg 1, 06108 Halle (Saale)

July 20th marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Augustinian monk Gregor Mendel, who laid an important foundation of modern genetics by his experiments with crossing peas in the Brno monastery garden and the rules of inheritance named after him.

For this reason, the Leopoldina is organizing a celebratory symposium in Halle on Mendel's birthday, at which not only a great researcher will be remembered, but also Mendel medallists will take a look back at their research path. The Mendel Medal was donated by the Leopoldina to mark the Mendel anniversary in 1965.

The symposium takes place on the initiative of microbiologist Regine Kahmann ML and Leopoldina Vice President Ulla Bonas ML.

ML = member of the Leopoldina

Further Information and Registration

The event is open to everyone. Admission is free. Registration is requested. Registration

The symposium will be held in English.

The applicable hygiene concepts will be observed at the event.



Annegret Ruprecht
Assistentin des Akademiepräsidenten
E-Mail: annegret.ruprecht@leopoldina.org
Tel.: +49 (0)3345 47 239 914


Katharina Richter
Assistentin des Akademiepräsidenten
E-Mail: katharina.richter@leopoldina.org
Tel.: +49 (0)3345 47 239 915


The event can also be watched via live stream.