We are the INTERREG AT-CZ GJM200 project partners at University of Vienna (2021-2022). As an interdisciplinary team of biologists, philosophers, and science communicators, we developed three public-facing programs on the legacy of Gregor J. Mendel in collaboration with our strategic partners: the Natural History Museum of Vienna (NHM Wien) and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI), Klosterneuburg.
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Our Mendel Stories are now out!
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Registration for October and November school workshops at the Deck50 are still open.
Registration for the 2022 KLI Mendel Symposium: Mendel's Legacy in Science and Society is now open! Please register before Sept 20th , 2022.
Led by Barbara Fischer, Lynn Chiu, and Philipp Mitteroecker at University of Vienna, our mission is to combine theoretical insights from evolutionary biology, philosophy of biology, and science communication to deepen and enrich the public engagement of the life sciences.
Our starting point is Mendel's bicentennial birthday. In collaboration with the Deck50 immersive science space of Natural History Museum of Vienna, we situate Mendel's work under a broader conception of inheritance and bring alive his life, science, and legacy through an interactive theater, a science quiz, a laboratory activity, and a science-art game. At the KLI, we will critically reflect on the impact and legacy of Mendel's work in five areas: history of biology, biology, science education, medicine, and society.
Left to right: Severin Bachmayer | Gernot Ensinger | Lynn Chiu | Barbara Fischer | Philipp Mitteroecker | Ines Méhu-Blantar (Deck 50, NHM Wien)
We are a project partner under the INTERREG AT-CZ GJM200 G. J. Mendel’s Legacy to Science, Culture, and Humanity.
We are affiliated with the Unit of Theoretical Biology under the Department of Evolutionary Biology of University of Vienna. Our project page is here.
IN THE NEWS
July 16th, 2022. Gregor-Mendel-Jubiläum: Erinnerungsorte und Veranstaltungen (Der Standard)
May 31st, 2022. BildungsHub.wien - Newsletter (Vienna City Education Council Newsletter)
May 20th, 2022. LNF2022: Gregor Mendel - Meet a Scientist at DECK50 (Naturhistorisches Museum) (Faculty of Life Sciences, UniVie)
Mar 8th, 2022. New INTERREG project about Gregor Mendel’s legacy for Science, Culture and Humanity (Faculty of Life Sciences, UniVie)
Feb 23rd, 2022. GJ Mendel’s Legacy for Science, Culture, and Humanity (GregorMendel200.org)
Dec 19th, 2021. Mendel turns 200! New grant on Mendel's legacy in science and society (KLI)