People

The Origins Center is a platform for scientists from seven main disciplines involved in the Dutch National Science Agenda key question on the origin of life on earth and in the universe. The Origins Center is currently directed by the Core group (‘D7’), a group of seven representatives of the main disciplines Astronomy, Biophysics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolution, Mathematics and Computational Science, Molecular Biosciences, and Planetary and Geosciences. The larger working group is the connection to all scientists in the field. They do not represent their institutes but their fields. Always feel free to contact any of the members.

Core group (D7)

Frank Helmich (SRON/UG)
Astronomy, Chair
Gijs Wuite (VU)
Biophysics
Sijbren Otto (UG)
Chemistry
Jacintha Ellers (VU)
Ecology and Evolution
Roeland Merks (CWI)
Mathematics and Computational Science
Matthias Heinemann (UG)
Molecular Biosciences
Inge Loes ten Kate (UU)
Planetary and Geosciences
Jan-Willem Mantel
Secretary

Working group members

Astronomy

Biophysics

Marileen Dogterom (TUD)
Sander Tans (AMOLF/TUD)
Claire Wyman (Erasmus MC)
Kees Storm (TUE)
Wouter Roos (UG)
Gijs Wuite (VU)

Ecology and Evolution

Marcel Visser (NIOO/WUR/UG)
Han Olff (UG)
Franjo Weissing (UG)
Jef Huisman (UvA)
Louise Vet (NIOO/WUR)
Erik Smets (Naturalis)
Jacintha Ellers (VU)

Mathematics and Computational Science

Molecular Biosciences

Planetary and Geosciences

Universities and research institutes