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Mendelfest is a celebration of modern genetics

Next week marks the 200th birthday of Gregor Mendel, an important scientist in modern genetics. Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is celebrating with Mendelfest on July 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The morning will consist of various speakers sharing their expertise in anthropology, plant biology, and history. In the afternoon, you’ll find a family friendly event with hands-on activities. Here are the details:

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Charles Roseman PhD from: Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior
Lisa Ainsworth PhD from: Department of Plant Biology and USDA-ARS
David Sepkoski PhD from: Department of History

1 to 4 p.m.

Cupcakes at 2 p.m. (while supplies last)
Hands-on K–12 activities
Plant your own pea plants
Test drive a crop robot
Explore human inheritance…create flower art

1206 W Gregory
July 20th
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo provided by the Institute for Genomic Biology.

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