Two books by Munipress for "Mendel 200"
Mendel Lectures 2002–2022
This jubilee publication provides a representative overview of twenty years of the world-renowned lecture series and introduces all the speakers – more than 130 scientists, including 15 Nobel Prize laureates. The book details the history of the Mendel Lectures and the significant activity of scientists associated with the so-called “Brno Initiative”: Kim A. Nasmyth, Anna Nasmyth, Max Perutz, Paul Nurse, Tim Hunt, James Watson, Eric Wieschaus, Peter Swetly, Jiřina Relichová, Jan Motlík, Emil Paleček, Eva Jiřičná, and Gustav Ammerer – the founders of the series, thanks to whom the lectures regularly take place, moreover, on the premises where the founder of genetics worked 200 years ago.
Edited by: Lumír Krejčí, Dominika Hobzová, Kateřina Krejčí, Jiřina Relichová, Gabriela Pavlíková and Alena Mizerová
Layout by the Hrdina & Pavlík studio
Published with the support of the MU “Scientia est Potentia” fund
This volume of collected Mendel Lectures is 320 pages in a gift edition.
Gregor Johann Mendel
Cesty ke genomu zakladatele genetiky
Begründer der Genetik – die Wege zu seinem Genom
Ways to the genome of the founder of genetics
Eva Drozdová, Michael Doubek, Šárka Pospíšilová (Eds.)
The book maps the ways to the analysis of the genome of Gregor Johann Mendel, a project which was carried out to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of this important scientist. It describes the exhumation of his remains from the Augustinian tomb at the Central Cemetery in Brno and the scientific examination that followed, as well as the search for traces of Mendel’s DNA on his personal belongings kept in the Augustinian Abbey in Old Brno.
The individual chapters, that is, the ways of research, introduce the reader to the initial impulses leading to the archaeological research on the tomb and the subsequent analysis of Mendel’s genome. They describe the process of identifying the remains found in the grave with the person of Abbot Mendel, the anthropological research on his skeletal remains, as well as the process of isolation and analysis of the DNA of this historical figure. Rich photographic documentation chronicles the exciting work of the scientific team. Thanks to their efforts, the book reveals surprising findings and new, important details about the founder of genetics.
Texts by: Eva Drozdová, Dana Fialová, Filip Pardy, Michael Doubek, Blanka Křížová, Marek Peška, Antonín Zůbek, Kristýna Brzobohatá, Jan Emil Biernat, Šárka Pospíšilová. Foreword: Jiří Dušek.
Translated by Magdalena Havlová, Benjamin Jeremiah Vail and Karel Svačina
Layout by Jakub Konvica. Published with the support of the MU “Scientia est Potentia” fund, AstraZeneca Czech Republic and AbbVie in the series Masaryk University Contributions to Genetics, 200 pages.