The Stars Of Astrobiology Lecture
The lecture will feature (from left) Biophysics undergraduate student Renee-Claude Bider together with Ph.D. students Sian Ford from Earth Sciences, Ben Pearce in Astrophysics and Andrew Tupper from Biochemistry. Renee-Claude is working on the prebiotic chemistry of RNA and lipid membranes using the institute's planet simulator. Sian is exploring microorganisms in extreme environments and how they might survive on other planets. Ben is studying the formation of organic molecules on Earth and in Titan's atmosphere while Ben is working on computer simulations of replicating RNA sequences and the origin of life.
The lecture will be moderated by Origins Institute Director and Physics and Astronomy professor Paul Higgs.