Mendel’s 200th Birthday Garden Party

A garden party of science 20 July, 2022

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

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Deadline: 30/06/2022
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Image credit: Joana Carvalho

To mark the 200th birthday of Gregor Mendel and the 2022 Genetics Society joint Mendel Medal awards, the Society invites you to a garden party of science on Wednesday 20th July at RHS Wisley, Surrey.  Join us live from RHS Wisley Garden at 10:50 via the livestream link:



10:00    Arrival, registration, and coffee for a prompt 11am start.

10:50    Welcome, Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith
11:00    Professor Alison Woollard – “Mendel to Modern Day Genetics”
11:40    Dr Rosa Cheesman – “Why we need families: from Mendel to sociogenomics” – Sir Kenneth Mather Prize 2019/20
12:20    Dr Sam Behjati –”Reconstructing Human Development from Somatic Mutations”  – Balfour lecture 2022

13:00    Picnic Lunch

14:00    Professor Irene Miguel-Aliaga –”Gut Feelings” – Mary Lyon Medal 2022
14:40    Professor Davor Solter – “Embryos, RNAs, Retrotransposons etc.” – joint Mendel Medal 2022
15:25    Professor Azim Surani – “Genomic Imprinting: why bother?”– joint Mendel Medal 2022
16:10    Award presentations and questions

16:30    Birthday cake and drinks reception

19:00    Celebration dinner

23:00    Coaches


Meeting organisers:

Kay Boulton
Cristina Fonseca
Contact us with any questions.


Professor Alison Woollard – JBS Haldane Award 2015, Ri Christmas Lectures 2013
Dr Rosa Cheesman –Sir Kenneth Mather Prize 2019/20
Dr Sam Behjati – Balfour lecture 2022
Professor Irene Miguel-Aliaga – Mary Lyon Medal 2022
Professor Davor Solter – joint Mendel Medal 2022
Professor Azim Surani – joint Mendel Medal 2022