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Evolution of life - ONE DAY MEETING

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ONE DAY MEETING

A one-day interdisciplinary scientific meeting covering Evolution in its different aspects and its varied applications. OPEN TO ALL who are interested.

Organisers: Professor Ray Goldstein FRS and Professor Simon Conway Morris FRS

Programme

Morning sessions :

9.00-10.00 Professor Steve Benner, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Florida, USA - Evolutionary chemistry

10.00-11.00 Professor Dieter Braun, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany – Early molecular evolution in the lab

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.30 Professor Ros Rickaby, University of Oxford – Biogeochemistry

12.30-1.30 Professor Dan Rothman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA - Co-evolution of life and the environment

1.30-2.15 Lunch

Afternoon sessions :

2.15-3.15 Professor Lynn Rothschild, NASA Ames Research Centre, California, USA - Where synthetic biology meets ET

3.15-4.15 Professor Filip Meysman, Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research – Life and evolution in redox gradients: how bacteria discovered electricity way before Benjamin Franklin

4.15-4.45 Tea Break

4.45-5.45 Professor William Ratcliff, Georgia Tech, Georgia, USA - Experimental evolution of multicellularity

A buffet lunch will be available at a cost of £5 in advance or £6.50 on the day. Numbers for the luncheon are limited and an advance purchase is recommended to guarantee a place. Please contact the Executive Secretary for a voucher.

The first 100 Fellows of the Society to apply will be offered a complimentary luncheon voucher

This talk is part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society series.

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