The Opening of the Exhibition »G. J. Mendel and the painful story about genes«
Yesterday, the opening of the exhibition »G. J. Mendel and the painful story about genes« took place at the University of Nova Gorica’s venue in Vipava, the Lanthieri Mansion.
The exhibition presents Mendel´s life – from his birth, his studies in Znojmo and Vienna, Mendel as a monk, and his striving to become a teacher.
The largest part of the exhibition is dedicated to his research activities, which involve the disclosure of the elderly, including the description of Mendel's genius discovery - extensive attempts at the crossing of the graze, a very (un) successful presentation of his research results. It introduces his "successors": Hugo de Vries, Carl Erich Correns, and Erich von Tschermak, who independently of each other confirmed Mendel's revelations and clues in 1900.
The exhibition also mentions the response of Nazism and Communism to genetics. At the very end, it shows using of genetic knowledge in various fields (e.g. agriculture, criminology, medicine, archaeology, ...). The latter introduced the main Mendel's message to the current company.
The exhibition was opened by the Rector of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Boštjan Golob, the Ambassador of the Check Republic, his Excellency Juraj Chmiel and the President of the Czech-Slovenian Society Alena Šamonilová.
The exhibition is open until 31 May (from Monday till Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm).
Andreja Leban, Public Relations