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Pasteur and Mendel - two pioneers of modern natural research

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the births of Louis Pasteur and Gregor Mendel. With their work, they both made groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of chemistry, microbiology and genetics, which have had a decisive influence on further research. In six lectures, the two pioneers of natural science are placed in the context of current research in their fields.
Date

Fr. 03.02.2023
Mi. 07.12.2022

Time

20:15 - 21:45

Speaker

Dr. Toni Bürgin, President of the St.Gallen Natural Science Society (NWG)

Location

University of St.Gallen, Room A 01-012
Hauptgebäude
9000 St. Gallen
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2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the births of Louis Pasteur and Gregor Mendel. With their work, they both made groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of chemistry, microbiology and genetics, which have had a decisive influence on further research.

Gregor Johann Mendel was born on 20 July 1822 in Heinzendorf near Odrau in Silesia. He is considered the discoverer of the rules of sexual inheritance named after him. His groundbreaking research was not rediscovered and understood until 16 years after his death on 6 January 1884.

Louis Pasteur was born on 27 December 1822 in Dole, France. The French chemist is considered a co-founder of medical microbiology and made decisive contributions to the prevention of infectious diseases through vaccination. He died on 28 September 1895 near Paris.

In six lectures, the two pioneers of natural science will be placed in the context of current research in their fields.

28 September What do we know today about the human genome?
12 Oktober Weinstein and the handedness of molecules.
26 Oktober Why counting peas is important: Gregor Mendel's experiments
PD Dr. Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid, Gregor Mendel Institute for Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna
9 November Pasteur, vaccinations and medical progress. A problem history 
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Wolff, Seminar for Cultural Studies and European Ethnology, University of Basel
23 November  Epigenetics - Beyond Mendelian Genetics?
Prof. Dr. Johannes Gräff, Brain Mind Institute, EPF Lausanne
7  Dezember Louis Pasteur and the development of modern microbiology
Dr Kurt Frischknecht, Microbiologist, Fontnas
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