Updated August 8, 2022
The Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network invites you to attend the OMGN2022 Meeting on Oomycete Biology, Pathology, and Ecology in Brno (Czech Republic) from Monday, August 22nd to Thursday, August 25th, 2022.
This meeting will be organized by the Phytophthora Research Centre, Mendel University in Brno. Mendel University is in Brno city centre which is easily reachable from the main access roads from Vienna, Prague and Bratislava. (Click here for location in Google Maps).
Mendelova Univerzita v Brně
613 00 Brno
Keynote Speakers are:
- Andrea Sanchez-Vallet from the Center of Biotechnology and Genomics of Plants (CBGP) in Madrid, Spain. Andrea studies molecular mechanisms of fungal what pathogens. For details go to https://www.cbgp.upm.es/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=169. Publications: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%22andrea+sanchez-vallet%22&hl=en&as_sdt=0,47
- Clive Brasier from Forest Research, UK. Clive has an extensive track record in oomycete and Phytophthora research. For details go to https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/staff/clive-brasier/. He will talk about ‘The development of breeding system concepts in the Oomycetes’.
BRNO AND SOUTHERN MORAVIAN REGION
Brno, the commercial and social hub of South Moravia, is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of 380,000, a convention centre and many important governmental and non-governmental institutions. In addition, it is home to many theatres, galleries, museums, cinemas and shopping centres.
Brno is an important university city with ca 80,000 students of higher education institutions every year. The city also harbors several institutions directly related to research and development, like the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) or the Phytophthora Research Centre from Mendel University in Brno which is the local organizer of this conference.
In Brno you can find many attractions – e.g. the functionalist Tugendhat Villa, a UNESCO cultural heritage sight, the Špilberk castle, the interesting medieval underground system, or the Augustinian Abbey where Gregor Mendel lived and combined his scientific experiments with the life as a monk..
If you visit the city of Brno, do not forget to also include its surroundings, e. g. the Moravian Karst with more than one thousand caves, the Znojmo wine region with Podyjí National Park, Pálava and the Lednice-Valtice landscape area, which is also an UNESCO sight.
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