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Fundamentals of Life in the Universe Symposium / August 31- September 1, 2017 / Groningen / The Netherlands
Fundamentals of Life in the Universe Symposium / August 31- September 1, 2017 / Groningen / The Netherlands

Thursday August 31

09:00 Welcome and registration

09:30 John Hernlund (ELSI, JP): Copernican inversions in Earth-Life science

Session 1: Origin of the Earth and of life

10:00 Geoff Blake (Caltech, US): Snow lines in protoplanetary disks and the delivery of volatiles to terrestrial planet surfaces

10:30 Bob Hazen (Carnegie, US): Minerals and the origin of life: Insights from big data mineralogy

11:00 Coffee, tea

11:30 John Sutherland (MRC-LMB Cambridge, UK): Origins of Life Systems Chemistry

12:00 Paulien Hogeweg (U Utrecht, NL): PTowards a bioinformatic theory of the origin of life

Session 2: Predicting the evolution of life

12:30 Tim Lenton (U Exeter, UK): Predicting the evolution of biospheres

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Tetsuya Yomo (ECNU, CN): Synthesis and experimental evolution of an artificial cell model

14:30 Marcel Visser (NIOO-KNAW, NL): Evolution on a changing planet

15:00 Phil Donoghue (U Bristol, UK): The timescale of evolutionary history

15:30 Coffee, tea

Session 3: Building and directing life from molecule to biosphere

16:00 Bert Poolman (U Groningen, NL): Can we build a minimal form of life from molecular components?

16:30 Cees Dekker (U Delft, NL): Divided we stand - from bacterial cell division towards synthetic cells

17:00 Speed networking

18:00 Posters and drinks and "WALKING DINNER" and socializing

20:00 Ben Feringa (U Groningen, NL): Keynote speech - Designing dynamic molecular systems

21:00 End of day

Friday September 1

09:00 Han Olff (U Groningen, NL): From molecule to biosphere: reductionistic versus emergentistic approaches

09:30 Dieter Braun (LMU, D): Recreating the origin of life with non-equilibrium mechanisms?

Session 4: Life in extraterrestrial environments

10:00 Giovanna Tinetti (UCL. UK): Biosignatures in exoplanet atmospheres

10:00 Coffee, tea

11:00 Inge Loes ten Kate (U Utrecht, NL): Prospects for life on Mars

11:30 Charley Lineweaver (ANU, Australia): What makes planets habitable?

12:00 Lee Cronin (U Glasgow, UK):Beyond prebiotic chemistry

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Poster session

Session 5: Emergence and bridging of temporal and spatial scales

14:30 Peter Sloot (U Amsterdam, NL): The quantum nature of biology and life

15:00 Alexander van Oudenaarden (Hubrecht Institute, NL): Whole-organism clone-tracing using single-cell sequencing

15:30 Stan Gielen (NWO, NL): The future of research into the origin of life

16:00 Coffee, tea

17:00 End of day 2

20:00 Charley Lineweaver: Are we alone in the Universe? Public talk (downtown)


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