Activities

Workshops will be held on each of the 5 gamechangers:

 5 April 2017 Finding extraterrestrial life

11 April 2017 Bridging long temporal and spatial scales

12 April 2017 Predicting evolution

13 April 2017 Origin and co-evolution of earth-like planets and life

21 April 2017 Building and directing life from molecule to biosphere

These 1-day workshops will take place in Leiden.

Fundamentals of Life in the Universe Symposium (31 August – 1 September 2017 – University of Groningen)

We will organize a two-day symposium called “Fundamentals of Life in the Universe”, covering a wide spectrum of topics, from planetary evolution to the fabrication of synthetic cells. The topics of the meeting are:
1. The origin of the earth and of life
2. Predicting the evolution of life
3. Building and directing life from molecule to biosphere
4. Life in extraterrestrial environments
5. Emergence and bridging of temporal and spatial scales
Besides invited talks, the conference includes a keynote lecture by Ben Feringa (2016 Nobel laureate in chemistry) and a public lecture by Charley Lineweaver.
We expect 150-200 participants from the fields of chemistry, geosciences, biology, astronomy, and physics. Participants will be able to present their own research in the form of posters in a dedicated session. The program also includes opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking.

For more details and for registration, see: www.origins-symposium.nl