Event: Gordon Research Conference: Biological Mechanisms in Evolution in Basic Biology, Cancer, Infectious Disease and Medicine
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 5, 2013
The goal of this meeting is to bring current understanding of biological mechanisms, including molecular mechanisms of genome plasticity, mutagenesis, protein- and RNA-based inheritance, epigenetics, stress, stress responses, stochasticity, and phenotypic variation and plasticity (among others), to bear on understanding of evolution, and the many medical and basic-science problems driven by evolution. We hope to unite what have been disparate fields: evolutionary biology and mechanistic molecular genetics, genomics and...
Deadline for registration, accommodation booking and abstract submission: 15 April 2013
The meeting aims to bring together scientists and teachers engaged in astrobiology education in universities and other training institutions to
• discuss new teaching and assessment forms in astrobiology
• foster international cooperation in astrobiology teaching
• give the attendants a thorough overview of the field
Training students in such a multidisciplinary subject implies a lot of challenges and pitfalls, both in the set-up and organization of the...
Deadline for registration, accommodation booking and abstract submission: 15 April 2013
The third meeting of the Nordic Network of Astrobiology will be devoted to the subject “Isotopes as diagnostic tools in astronomy, geology and biology”. Isotope ratios are used in many fields of astrobiology, to determine the origin and synthesis pathways of interstellar molecules, to date early geological formation, to assess paleoclimates and, last but not least, to detect life on early Earth. The conference aims to bring researchers from...
This eleven-day scientific discovery tour that journeys from the Western Australian coastal town of Denham through the Pilbara will be a trip back in time. It is designed for scientists interested in the earliest life on Earth, and early environments. Highlights range from the modern stromatolites of Shark Bay, through the banded iron formations of the Hamersley Ranges to the earliest convincing evidence of life on Earth in the 3.5 billion-year-old rocks of the Pilbara Craton. Your guide, Professor Malcolm...
Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
The Origins of Solar Systems Gordon Research Conference is to be held June 23-28, 2013 at Mount Holyoke College.
This conference is dedicated to understanding how our solar system formed, and how its architecture compares with other planetary systems around other stars. The overarching theme of this year’s conference will be devoted to answering the question: how “normal” is our solar system? We will explore this topic on a large variety of scales. Our goal...
Deadline for Abstract Submission – April 30th
The 10th international congress on halophilic microorganisms – Halophiles 2013, which be held on the campus of the University of Connecticut, Storrs from June 23rd – 27th 2013.
This conference will bring together an exciting cohort of scientists from many fields of halophile research including but not limited to biodiversity, evolution, ecology, astrobiology, biogeochemistry, biochemistry, physiology, protein structure/function, genetics, genomics, metagenomics, and biotechnology.
Please visit our website for more details. www.regonline.com/halophiles2013
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The summer course “Molecules in space”, which will be held at Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden from 25 June to 2 July 2013, aims to give participants a thorough introduction into the role of molecules in many astronomical environments such as
- the early universe
- star-forming regions and protoplanetary disks
- atmospheres of plants and their satellites
- cometary comae
- circumstellar envelopes
- supernova remnants
The event will be organized by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology. Observations at the 20m telescope at Onsala and exercises will complement the lecture program. The...
The Australian Centre for Astrobiology and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are pleased to invite you to the Australian Astrobiology Meeting. The two-day conference is open to all with an interest in astrobiology. It will be held at the Sydney Kensington campus of UNSW on Monday the 1st and Tuesday the 2nd of July, 2013. For further information or to lodge an expression of interest please visit the conference website: http://aca.unsw.edu.au/aa-meeting
The Protostars and Planets series has served the community for more than three decades with state of the art compilations of the current knowledge in the fields of star and planet formation. The previous volume PPV was published in 2007. Since then, the field of protostars and planets has advanced tremendously, from a theoretical as well as observational point of view.
The primary outcome of the conference will be the Protostars and Planets VI book of review articles....
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 23, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline.
The concept of a Microbial Population Biology GRC emerged at the 1983 meeting of the Genetics Society in St. Louis. Frustrated by a sense that most evolutionary biologists had little time for microorganisms, Dan Dykhuizen and Barry Hall called an informal session of those interested in the topic: they did so by nailing notices on trees. About...
15 March: Deadline for travel grant applications
15 March: Deadline for abstract submission
30 March: Deadline for booking hotels at discounted prices
The European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) has organized the 13th European Workshop on Astrobiology in Szczecin, Poland from the 22th to the 25th of July. The main topics will be:
- Astrochemistry, interstellar medium;
Astrophysics, protoplanetary discs and planets;
Planetary habitability and exploration;
Macromolecules and models of prebiotic molecules;
Origin and evolution of life, extremophiles;
Rocks, fossils and meteorites;
- Astrochemistry, interstellar medium;
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 30, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline.
Archaea, one of three evolutionary lineages of life, is a diverse group of microbes with deep roots overlapping those of eukaryotes. The focus of the “Archaea: Ecology Metabolism and Molecular Biology” GRC conference expands on a number of emerging topics highlighting new paradigms in archaeal metabolism, genome function and systems biology; information processing; evolution and the tree...
The Analog Sites Workshop is planned as an interactive process that consists of online discussions that will take place in advance of the in-person meeting and breakout sessions during the workshop with assessment of proposed analog sites against the science objectives. The workshop will be held on August 5th-7th at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington, DC.
The open online forum will be used to discuss and identify outstanding Mars science questions that might be answered through previous, ongoing,...
Application Deadline: 30 April 2013
The course “Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life” will take place from 16 to 25 August 2013 at Kuressaare and the Kaali impact crater site on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia. The following subjects will be covered:
- Roles of impacts in the formation of habitable planets
- Physical and chemical properties of comets and meteorites
- Detection and investigation of impact craters by geological methods and remote sensing from space
- Ecological consequences of impacts and the role of impacts...
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 12, 2013
Convenors: Matt Schrenk, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Chris Ballentine
Keynote: Eric Boyd (Montana State University)
The microbial biosphere at the Earth’s surface has long been thought to lack dispersal barriers. The extent to which this is true in the subsurface biosphere remains to be tested. Taking into account the spectrum of subsurface biomes, there are numerous variants impacting microbial dispersal, success, and evolution in the global subsurface. These include a range of dynamics and time...
The Open University in Milton Keynes, England is hosting the first HGT and LUCA Conference September 5 & 6, 2013.
For all the conference information visit: http://www.hgts.co.uk/
Registration and abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2013
The 5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology (PAM5) will be held in Big Sky, Montana (USA) from 8-12 September 2013. This meeting will be a continuation of the highly successful meetings previously held in Rovaniemi, Finland (2004), Innsbruck, Austria (2006), Banff, Canada (2008) and Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011), which brought together leading international researchers and students in this field. The objectives of the Big Sky meeting will be again to bring...
We are pleased to announce that at the national American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Philadelphia, the ACS-PHYS division established a new Astrochemistry Subdivision. Astrochemistry is the study of the abundances and chemical reactions of atoms, molecules, and ions and how they interact with radiation in both gas and condensed phases in Solar Systems and in the Interstellar Medium. The new Subdivision provides an interdisciplinary “home” for individuals interested in this growing research area. In addition, the...
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 6 , 2013
This year’s European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC 2013) will be held in London, UK, 8-13 September. A session entitled “The Environmental Context of Organic Chemical Evolution and Early Life” (session abbreviation: AB3) is planned within the “Astrobiology” group . It is organized by Henry Strasdeit (Convener), Stefan Fox and Frances Westall (Co-Conveners). The session addresses the role of the Hadean/Archean (inorganic) environment in the origin and early development of life. Oral and poster...
Abstract submission deadline: February 21, 2013
The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1000 scientific papers every year. The Congress’ theme is Promoting Space Development for the Benefits of Mankind.
Please visit the IAC website, http://www.iac2013.org/ for additional information.
Two contiguous meetings sponsored by the Royal Society, London, will discuss the Origin of the Moon. Despite widespread acceptance of the giant impact hypothesis for lunar origin, our understanding continues to be challenged by remarkable new geochemical data, improved simulations and theory, and spacecraft exploration. This will be a timely consideration of our current understanding, how this relates to our Earth and planetary systems and an opportunity to identify the directions of future research.
Organized by David Stevenson (Caltech) and Alex...
The International Biogeoscience Conference 2013 – “Revealing the biotic diversity on the early Earth and the evolution of cyanobacteria and eukaryotes” will take place at Nagoya University, Japan, co-hosted by Nagoya City Science Museum, the Japan Astrobiology Network Association, and the Australian Centre for Astrobiology.
This conference aims to bring together geologists, paleontologists, geochemists, biologists, and molecular and evolutionary biologists to discuss significant contemporary issues relating to our understanding of the early evolution of life and its interaction with Earth’s surface...
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2013
COSPAR is organizing a symposium in Bangkok, Thailand, November 11-15, 2013, to promote space research at a regional level in emerging countries.
Session 4 is focused on Astrobiology: Origin and Evolution of Habitable Bodies and Life
This session will look at a variety of topics: the creation of habitable conditions on extraterrestrial and extra-solar bodies; water delivery to Earth-like bodies; formation of rocky planets/moons in the habitable zones around single and multiple star systems; conditions...
ASTROBIO 2013: “The Distribution of Life on Earth, in the Solar System, and the Galaxy” will be held in Santiago, Chile, 9-13 December 2013
1. Life on Earth: Origin of Life, Evolution, Climate Change
2. Extremophiles in Local Environments: Antarctica, Atacama, and the Deep Ocean
3. Exploration of the Solar System: Life searches on Mars, Europa, Titan, and elsewhere
Beyond our Solar System: Search and Study of Extrasolar Planets, Biomarkers
Molecules of life: first observations with ALMA,...
The University of Hawaii node of the NAI is pleased to announce that it is hosting another astrobiology winter school on the topic of “Water and the Evolution of Life in the Universe” to be held January 1-14, 2014 on the island of Hawaii.
This educational experience is aimed at early career scientists. It features world class speakers, unique field-trips and an opportunity to meet and interact with a cohort of like-minded young scientists.
Applications are via the web, and...