Life-ORIGINS (TD1308) is a Trans Domain European COST Action investigating the origins and evolution of life.

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28 Jul
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PhD position European Training Network EuroPAH

PhD position European Training Network EuroPAH

A PhD position is available at Astronomy, Leiden University, under supervision of Prof. Tielens, in close collaboration with drs. ten Kate and King of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University.

PhD information: http://europah.eu/Recruitment/esr%20position%204.html

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12 Apr
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PhD position at the «Université catholique de Louvain» in molecular physics

Spectroscopy and reactivity of ionic complexes.

PhD position at the «Université catholique de Louvain» in molecular physics.The candidate will work within the NAPS unit (Nanoscopic Physics) of the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences. This unit is specialized amongst other things in atomic, molecular and optical physics.

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19 Mar
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The ESA Academy

Starting in March 2016, European university students will be able to access a unique set of opportunities to enrich their space science and engineering education: the ESA Academy

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19 Mar
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Movies of the RED'16 Lectures - Introduction to Astrobiology

Videos of lectures on Astrobiology made within the frame of the Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants (RED’16) that was co-organized with the Erasmus + Strategic Parner “European Astrobiology Campus” a

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19 Feb
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New EANA logo

We are pleased to announce that we have a winner of the EANA logo competition.

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Latest Articles

13 Nov
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Emergent Chemical Behavior in Variable-Volume Protocells

Artificial protocellular compartments and lipid vesicles have been used as model systems to understand the origins and requirements for early cells, as well as to design encapsulated reactors for biotechnology. One prominent feature of vesicles is the semi-permeable nature of their membranes, able to support passive diffusion of individual solute species into/out of the compartment, in addition to an osmotic water flow in the opposite direction to the net solute concentration gradient. Crucially, this water flow affects the internal aqueous volume of the vesicle in response to osmotic imbalances, i

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13 Nov
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Constraining planet structure from stellar chemistry: the cases of CoRoT-7, Kepler-10, and Keple

We explore the possibility that the stellar relative abundances of different species can be used to constrain the bulk abundances of known transiting rocky planets. We use high resolution spectra to derive stellar parameters and chemical abundances for Fe, Si, Mg, O, and C in three stars hosting low mass, rocky planets: CoRoT-7, Kepler-10, and Kepler-93. These planets follow the same line along the mass-radius diagram, pointing toward a similar composition. The derived abundance ratios are compared with the solar values.

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Latest Events

23 Aug
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    Training schools

Summer school “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life”

The course aims to give participants a thorough introduction into influence of volcanism, plate tectonics on life and the role of hydrothermal vents in the emergence of life. It is co-organised by the European Astrobiology Campus, the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and the COST Action “Origins and Evolution of Life in the Universe”. The summer school, is held in the picturesque town of Angra de Heroísmo (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), Azores, Portugal 23 August – 1 September 2016.

Web page: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Azores2016

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12 Sep
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    Seminars

COURSE ON PLANETARY INTERIORS

The International School of Space Science of the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale organizes a Course on “Planetary Interiors”, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, September 12-16, 2016, directed by L. Iess, T. Van Hoolst, W. Pecorella. The school is designed for PhD students, young post-doctoral researchers, and engineers working in planetary sciences or instrument development for planetary missions. The school will provide an integrated overview of our current understanding of the interior structure and evolution of planets and satellites.

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13 Sep
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Evolution of Chemical Complexity: From simple interstellar molecules to terrestrial biopolymers

Conference: Evolution of Chemical Complexity: From simple interstellar molecules to terrestrial biopolymers

Liblice Castle, Czech Republic, 13 – 15 September 2016

The meeting will try to map the chemical evolution of the molecular building blocks of life from their possible sources in the interstellar mediumthe atmospheres of planets and on their surfaces. It also aims to serve to engage the astrochemistry and systems chemistry communities into a dialogue.

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24 Sep
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    Workshops

SoCIA 2016: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

SoCIA 2016 is an off-year workshop of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) and as such seeks to bring together an group of younger scholars and senior figures in an intense yet informal exchange of ideas - participants will attend all presentations and there will be many opportunities for friendly interaction and discussion.

The workshop is open to any researcher in any discipline interested in applying their expertise to these kinds of broad questions. Those interested should submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Kelly Smith (kcs [at ]clemson.edu) by June 1st, 2016.  Graduate students and younger scholars are especially encouraged to submit and support is available to help make their attendance possible.

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27 Sep
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EANA16 - Athens, Greece

The EANA Workshop (European Astrobiology Network Association Workshop) will be held in Athens, Greece.

  • Dates27th – 30th of September 2016 (Tuesday to Friday)
  • VenueEugenides Foundation387 Syngrou Ave., 175 64 Paleo Faliro, Athens – Greece.
  • Field tripCape Vani, Milos Island, Aegean sea, Greece. Will take place after the conference, probably between the dates 1, 2, and/or 3 October 2016 (to be announced).
  • Main topicInstrument Concepts and Methods in Planetary Research.
  • Other topicsAstrobiology related topics, i.e., biology, earth sciences, planetary sciences, atmospheres,  human flight, etc.
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12 Dec
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IAU International Conference on "Search for life: from early Earth to exoplanets"

 

XIIe Rencontres du Vietnam
December 12th-16th 2016, Qhy Nonh, Vietnam

IAU International Conference on «Search for life: from early Earth to exoplanets»
http://rencontresduvietnam.org/conferences/2016/search-for-life

The program of the conference will focus on 4 main themes:

  • Formation, evolution and habitability of planetary systems
  • Early Earth environment
  • From prebiotic chemistry to early Earth
  • Life in Universe, societal impacts and ethical issues

2-days Training School on the «Basics in Astrobiology» will be organized before the conference (December 9th-11th)

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12 Dec
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XIIe Rencontres du Vietnam

XIIe Rencontres du Vietnam

December 12th-16th 2016, Qhy Nonh, Vietnam

IAU International Conference on «Search for life: from early Earth to exoplanets»

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03 Jul
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International Symposium on Astronomy and Astrobiology Education: theory, methods, impacts and future directions

This international symposium, co-sponsored by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the European Astrobiology Campus (EAC, http://astrobiology-campus.eu/), is designed to bring education research in astronomy in general, and in astrobiology in particular, to the professional scientific community.

Website: http://ISE2A.uu.nl

Contact:  ISE2A@uu.nl

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CSO Approval date: 14/11/2013
Starting date: 15/05/2014
Ending date: 14/05/2018

Action Chair:
Dr. Muriel GARGAUD (FR)

Vice chair:
Prof. Wolf GEPPERT (SE)

STSM Manager:
Prof. Nigel MASON (UK)

Web Manager:
Prof. Elias CHATZITHEODORIDIS (GR)

Secretary:
Dr. Zuzana KANUCHOVA

 

Grant Holder Financial Representative:

Mrs Annick Caperan

Science Officer:
Dr. Mafalda QUINTAS

Administrative Officer:
Ms Aranzazu SANCHEZ

 

ORIGINS TD1308

A Trans-Domain Action supported by COST.

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

 

 

Involved countries

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Participating Countries
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

COST International Partner Countries
Canada (UQAM), South Africa (Univ. of Johanesburgh)
 

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

Aiming at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques, and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSMs are intended especially for young PhD researchers, but they are open to senior researchers as well. View the documents at this link.

 It should be explicitely noted that Master students are not eligible for STSMs which are for PhD students and more experienced researchers.

The life-Origins COST Project


Life-ORIGINS (TD1308) is a Trans Domain European COST Action dedicated to the scientific investigation of the origins and evolution of life on Earth and habitability of other planets.

The Action has specifically excluded the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its portfolio. Creationist theorems are also outside the Action’s remit.

Individuals are not allowed to use the name of the Action, its logo or any corporate identity of COST TD1308 in any communication without prior approval of the Management Committee.

All publications referencing the support of the Action should be sent to the appropriate Working Group chair at the time of submission.