Daily program of the conference

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Opening Gala Evening

Thursday 21 July 2022

Key note speakers

  • Prof. Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Sir Paul Nurse, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
  • Prof. Thomas Cech, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • Prof. Kim Nasmyth, University of Oxford, UK
  • Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Jan Korbel, Ph.D., EMBL Heidelberg, DE

Friday 22 July 2022


Sectional lectures

  • Human genetics - Inherited disorders
  • Human genetics - Cancer Genetics
  • Human genetics - Gene Therapies
  • Novel emerging technologies in genetic research
  • Plant Genetics
  • Animal Genetics
  • Genetics of microorganisms
  • History of genetics
  • Ethical questions in genetics
  • Roundtable - Ethical questions in genetics

Organizing Committee

Prof. RNDr. Šárka Pospíšilová, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies at Masaryk University

Ph.D. Prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Adam, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for Creative Activities at Mendel University in Brno

RNDr. Barbora Javorová

Lead of the Communication and Marketing Department of the Moravian Museum

ThLic. Ing. Jozef Ržonca, Ph.D. et Ph.D.

Augustinian Abbey

Ing. Jakub Carda

Director of Společně, o.p.s.

Scientific Committee

Prof. RNDr. Šárka Pospíšilová, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies at Masaryk University

Ph.D. Prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Adam, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for Creative Activities at Mendel University in Brno

prof. RNDr. Jiří Fajkus, CSc.

Research Group Leader Senior at Mendel Centre for Plant Genomics and Proteomics, Central European Institute of Technology

prof. MUDr. Milan Macek jr., DrSc., MHA

Head of the Department of Biology and Medical Genetics 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, President of the Society of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Czech Medical Society of Jan Evangelista Purkyně, z. s.

doc. MUDr. Lenka Foretová, Ph.D.

Head of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Masaryk Cancer Institute in Brno

prof. MVDr. RNDr. Petr Hořín, CSc.

Research Programme Coordinator (Animal Immunogenomics) at Central European Institute of Technology, Institute of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University

prof. RNDr. Ladislav Havel, CSc.

Institute of Plant Biology, Mendel University in Brno

Prof. Ing. Luděk Žůrek, Ph.D.

Senior researcher at Central European Institute of Technology

Mgr. Karel Říha, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader Senior at Central European Institute of Technology

Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Doležel, DrSc.

Head of the laboratory at the Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics, Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Mgr. Jiří Mitáček, Ph.D.

Director General of the Moravian Museum

PhDr. Jiří Sekerák, Ph.D.

Head of the Department of the History of Biological Sciences of the Moravian Museum

Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D.

Head of the Department of Medical Ethics and Humanities of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague, Catholic priest

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Zschocke Ph.D.

Managing Director of Department of Genetics and Pharmacology at Innsbruck Medical University

Prof. Olaf Riess, MD

head of the Institute of Medical Genetics and Applied Genomics, University of Tübingen

Liam Dolan

Group leader (Development and Evolution of Land Plants) at Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid

Group leader (Epigenetic Changes in Plants) at Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of Austrian Academy of Sciences

Paul Nurse

Director of The Francis Crick Institute, Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine in 2001

Nils Christian Stenseth

Professor at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo

prof. Maurizio Genuardi

Professor at Faculty of medicine and surgery, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

President of the Executive Board of The European Society of Human Genetics

Dr. Vladimir Benes

Head of Genomics core facility, EMBL Heidelberg

John J. Mulvihill, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, CHF Kimberly V. Talley Chair in Genetics at the University of Oklahoma

dr. Daniel Fairbanks

Professor of Biology and University Research Officer at Utah Valley University

Conference concept

  • Key genetics event discussing the development of the science from Mendel to the future
  • Sessions on the human genetics (inherited disorders, cancer genetics, gene therapies)
  • Sessions on the plant genetics, animal genetics, genetics of microorganisms
  • Novel emerging technologies in genetic research
  • Ethical questions in genetics, visions in genetics
  • History of genetics

Daily program

The conference will be held from Wednesday July 20 to Friday July 22, 2022.



Key note speakers

Call for papers

The conference will be held in English. Presentations can therefore be given in English.

Important Dates to Remember

January, 15th, 2022 Registration and Poster Abstract Submission Opens

March, 31st, 2022 Poster Abstract Submission Deadline

April, 30th, 2022 Acceptance notification is sent

July 15th, 2022 Poster Submission Deadline

Posters will be presented electronically at the conference site. All accepted abstracts will be available in a special online abstract book on the congress website. Authors of excellent abstracts may be invited to present at the conference.

Authors have the option to publish an email address with the abstract to enable interested parties to contact them directly. The email address will be the one given when submitting the abstract.

Criteria for abstract submission

Abstracts should meet the following criteria:

1. Title of abstract text: The title should clearly and succinctly identify the contents of the abstract. Be sure to use title casing. Capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles, and names of species.

2. Authors and Affiliations: Enter each author separately and identify whether the individual is the primary author or a coauthor. Enter each name by providing the author’s name and organization. Do not include the department, division, branch, street address, etc., when completing the organization information.

3. Category

The following category selections will be available:

Human genetics
Plant Genetics
Animal Genetics
Genetics of microorganisms
Novel emerging technologies in genetic research
Ethical questions in genetics
History of genetics

4. Abstract Text

The abstract text cannot exceed 2000 characters (incl. spaces, excl. title and authors).
Abstracts must be written in English, explained abbreviations may be used.
References are not required. If supplied, they must be included in the character count.
Only one table may be included per abstract.

Abstracts must use the following outline (with the exception of case reports):

Introduction and aims
Methods
Results
Discussion and conclusion

For case reports ONLY use the following section headings:

Introduction
Case Summary
Conclusion

The entire abstract is limited to one page only.

The review will be carried out according to the following criteria:

Aims-Background-Context: Relevance of hypothesis, clearly state aims.
Quality of Method: Sampling, data collection, analytical strategy; stringency of theoretical position, reference to relevant knowledge base etc.

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