International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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The chemical origins of life and its early evolution

Activity by Christine Phillips   |   added on Jan 14, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): The Royal Society

How did life begin on the planet, and how did metabolic and genetic processes evolve at an early stage? Did this generate an RNA-based form of life, and how did this evolve into the present protein-based life? Researchers from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss possible mechanisms whereby biology emerged from chemistry

The chemical origins of life and its early evolution

21-22 February 2011

At The Royal Society

6-9 Carlton House Terrace

London SW1Y 5AG

Organised by Professor David Lilley FRS and Professor John Sutherland.

How did life begin on the planet, and how did metabolic and genetic processes evolve at an early stage? Did this generate an RNA-based form of life, and how did this evolve into the present protein-based life? Researchers from a wide variety of disciplines will discuss possible mechanisms whereby biology emerged from chemistry, and subsequently evolved. 
 

This discussion meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields, including university students and is free to attend.  Pre- registration online is essential

More information including speaker information and a draft programme is available at the events website: http://royalsociety.org/chemical-origins-of-life/


Topic: conferences, networking, seminars, chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, universities, post graduate students, research scientists
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