G. J. Mendel
Gregor Johann Mendel
In 2022 we commemorate the 200th anniversary of J.G. Mendel's birth.
Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884) laid the foundations for genetics - one of the most important sciences of the 20th century. A modest genius, whose discovery of the laws of genetics were far ahead of his time, was an extremely versatile personality.
On Monday evening (11st of September) we will prepare a "Welcome party" for you in the Mendel Museum, which is located on Mendel Square in the center of Brno.
During the "Welcome party", it will be possible to view the exposition related to Mendel's life and Mendel's work and Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady.
More information here: MUNI Mendel Museum
You will have a possibility to visit two susequent exhibitions and Basilica during the welcome party:
Gregor Johann Mendel - The Story of a Humble Genius will introduce you Mendel's life, his work on the principles of heredity, and his interest in meteorology and beekeeping. The modern exhibition uses audiovisual technology on glass panels. It also includes exhibits from Mendel's studies, monastic life, and scientific research.
Genetics: A Fascinating Journey into the Cell Nucleus will guide you through the mysteries of the nucleus, presenting Mendel's experiments, discoveries, and the foundations of genetics and molecular biology in an interactive form.
Basilica of the
Assumption of Our Lady
Immerse yourself in the blessed silence of this Gothic basilica and soak in the sacred atmosphere of a structure whose vaults were filled with the organ music of Leoš Janáček. Admire the image of the Black Madonna, the tomb of the founder of the Old Brno Abbey, Elizabeth Richeza, or the contrast between the abstract stained-glass window and the Neo-Gothic furnishings.