Science in the CENTRE: Plants cannot make the grade to our tempo

17. 04. 2015

Veda v CENTRE 30-04-2015

doc. RNDr. Ján Kraic, PhD.

doc. RNDr. Ján Kraic, PhD.

We invite you to the Science Café called the Science in the CENTRE , that the National Centre for Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society a dept. of SCSTI SR organize for the general public in the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR (SCSTI SR) in Bratislava regularly once a month.

On Thursday, 30th April 2015 at 05:00 PM will come into the science café molecular biologist and well-known expert in plant biotechnology doc. RNDr. Ján Kraic, PhD. from The National Agricultural and Food Centre - Plant Production Research Institute in Piešťany, who is also a lecturer at The Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of SS Cyril and Methodius in Trnava.

The sphere of his scientific interest are plant biotechnologies, in particular the use of genotyping, molecular breeding, genetic modification and, in general, characterization of genomes and genotypes of plants.

Plants cannot make the grade to our tempo – is the title of the April Science in the CENTRE, which theme will be plants, especially the reasons and the ways of needed improvement their characteristics. We will find out what is the essence of a targeted and controlled gene transfer between organisms and how far we've come in improving the characteristics of plants by this way. We will explain together with our guest from when and why we try to improve the characteristics of plants, and what fundamental discoveries and reasons influenced and accelerated this process.

If you want to learn more, you can join the discussion in an informal and friendly atmosphere with a coffee. The Science Café called The Science in the CENTRE takes place in the premises of the SCSTI SR at Lamačská cesta 8/A, Patrónka, in Bratislava. Admission to the event is free to the public.

Contact for Media - SCSTI SR:

Mgr. Monika Vozárová, 02/69253 161,

Contact for responsible person: National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society, Promotion of Science and Technology

PhDr. Zuzana Hajdu, 02/69253 134,

Published by: MB

Translated by: LŠ

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