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History of Genetics Day

Most of the presentations during the History of Genetics Day were recorded and are available for viewing by following the links below. Unfortunately, due to technical issues with the sound recording, the sound quality is quite poor.

9th September 2009

Session 1: Bateson and his circle; early Mendelian genetics

Robert Olby (USA): William Bateson and the establishment of the John Innes Horticultural Institution

Marsha Richmond (USA): Institutionalizing Mendelism: Women in the John Innes Workforce

Session 2: Bateson and alternative approaches to heredity and evolution

Donald Forsdyke (Canada): William Bateson’s contributions to evolutionary theory

Theodore Porter (USA): Biometry and the question of blending inheritance 

Session 4: Post war cultures of genetics

Soraya de Chadarevian (USA): Genetics in the atomic age

Colin Law: From Plant Breeding Institute to Crop Genetics

Concluding discussion led by Professor Hans-Jorg Rheinberger

Organising Committee

Professor Keith Roberts (Chair, JIC Emeritus Professor), the late Professor Chris Lamb (Director JIC), Professor Sir David Hopwood (JIC Emeritus Professor), Professor Enrico Coen, (JIC), Dr Dee Rawsthorne (JIC), Sarah Wilmot (JIC), Professor Paul Nurse (Rockefeller, NY, USA), Sir Walter Bodmer (Oxford, UK). Secretariat: Dawn Barrett