New Mendel center was established in Brno by institutions and organizations whose activities have a close relationship to the founder of genetics G. J. Mendel. On the activities of the center will participate the Universities in Brno City, Mendel Museum, specialized research institutes, private companies and Old Brno Abbey where Mendel worked. The emergence of the city today completed the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between Mendel University and Mendel Museum of Masaryk University.
"The aim is to link together to take care of G. J. Mendel in all sectors, in which he was anxious also to the tradition of the environment from which Mendel's scientific work came. Mendel lived two thirds of my life at the Old Abbey, was a man with an interest in the neighborhood and was a member of numerous scientific societies based in Brno, "said the director of the Mendel Museum Ondřej Dostál.
"The abbot proved to have good and friendly relations across the society and throughout his life, we can observe the effort to support their neighbors and community development. I emerging center wants to follow Mendel Mendel in this his openness and cooperation so as to enable all people of good will. This is a prerequisite to understanding his extraordinary personality in all its breadth, "said the abbot Lukáš Evžen Martinec.
Mendel Centre is situated in the area of the Old Brno Abbey. The first task will be to prepare the celebration of the anniversary of 150 years since Mendel Lectures 2015 Basic information on the anniversary are already on a special Web site www.mendelgenius.com <http://www.mendelgenius.com/>.
The establishment of the Centre is involved Augustinian Abbey in Old Brno, Mendel Museum of Masaryk University, Mendel University, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Genetic Society of Gregor Mendel, the CEITEC, Mendel Society for beekeeping research, SEMO and Agritec Šumperk.
Other partners are: Sundrive, Znojmo town, village Sardice and birthplace of J. G. Mendel.