Exobiologie Jeunes Chercheurs 2022 – Paris – October 17-19

The organizers are pleased to invite you to the 5th edition of the exobiological meetings for young researchers (EJC’22). This new edition will be held on October 17, 18 and 19 in Paris. These meetings are dedicated to early career researchers involved in research fields and themes questioning the origins and evolutions of life in the Universe.

👉 All the information on the website 👈

This event is organized by some of the RED22 participants – the main language will be French but you can give your talk in English.

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, August 1st and registration closes September 20th. The registration form, the template for submitting abstracts and other practical information can be found on the site.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions,

Exobiologically yours,

The EJC’22 team.

CELTA-Cortina Summer Schools in Astronomy-Celestial Mechanics

The 2-week long CELTA-Cortina Summer Schools in Astronomy-Celestial Mechanics are back and
📣in person!📣

The organizers would like to invite you to the CELTA ASI Summer School 2022:

From Stardust to Extrasolar Planets: Dynamics of Exoplanetary and Solar System Bodies

🌍 Where: University of Highlands & Islands (UHI), Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye, & UHI Inverness, Scotland

📅 Dates: 15 – 27 August 2022 📅

👉 Click here for more info 👈

❗️ Application deadline: 7th June – apply here ❗️

Aim of this School: To stimulate the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the communities who work in exoplanetary and solar system dynamics and to understand the latest tools and methods of analysis necessary for research into exoplanets, solar system bodies and planetary systems.

PhD students and early-career/established researchers are welcome to join!

Contact: exoplanet@gcu.ac.uk

Tenure track position at the Institut Origines in Marseille (France)

The Institut Origines in Marseille (France), whose dual goals are to develop intensive and interdisciplinary research and establish a Graduate School that will train the future researchers in the field of Astrobiology, is looking for a young scientist with expertise in at least one of the following fields: experimental astrochemistry, the formation and evolution of planetary systems, including the Solar System.

More specifically, the proposed research will have to be compatible with the research programs conducted at our Institute whose implications and interests are as follows:

  • exploitation of ground-/space- based observations of exoplanets and Solar System bodies (e.g., JWST, ELT, PLATO, ARIEL);
  • exploitation of data acquired by Solar System interplanetary missions (Bepi-Colombo, MMX, JUICE, Europa-Clipper, Comet Interceptor);
  • laboratory characterization of extraterrestrial matter (interplanetary dust particles, meteorites, extraterrestrial samples returns) and/or analogues of extraterrestrial materials (e.g., organics, ices, etc..);
  • development of laboratory experiments related to the exploitation of observational data.

The hired person will have to demonstrate a strong potential to propose new ideas that differ from what already exists at our Institute, as well as an ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

The open position (tenure track) will become permanent (civil servant position at the Professor level) after 3 to 5 years provided that the hired candidate has managed to conduct a successful research program during this time span.

The teaching activities will be reduced during the first 3 years (64h/year) before getting back to normal (192h/year), allowing the candidate to start his/her research program with more flexibility.

The teaching activity will be both at the Bachelor and Master level. The position comes with guaranteed funding (270 000€), allowing the recruitment of at least one PhD student and one postdoc along with funding to buy equipment and to attend international conferences.

For information contact: iom-direction@osupytheas.fr

IOoL2022: Abstract deadline extension

The Origin of Life Early Career Network (OoLEN) is pleased to announce that this year’s Interdisciplinary Origin of Life Meeting for Early Career Researchers (IOoL2022) will take place on August 3-5 at the University of Montreal, Canada.

All expenses except travel (with possible exceptions) will be covered!

📣 Abstract deadline extended to May 6th 2022!! 📣

OoLEN’s biannual meeting, the IOoL conference, is a prime opportunity for early-career researchers to present their work on origin of life in a relaxed setting, to exchange ideas across different disciplines relevant to understanding the origin and nature of living systems, and to stimulate discussions and ideas to help guide the future of research on these topics.

The IOoL meeting further provides an opportunity for early career researchers to connect with each other and immerse themselves in the community outside their own labs. A previous meeting has resulted in OoLEN’s first community paper.

Researchers interested in submitting an abstract are welcome to join the network through https://oolen.org/join/ (please mention your intention to participate in IOoL2022 when joining the network) and then send an email to oolearlycareer@gmail.com with the subject line “Abstract for IOoL2022” containing a single .pdf file with the following information: name, affiliation, title, abstract (max. 250 words, in English), while also specifying if travel support is needed.

Submissions will be considered for oral presentations.

You are encouraged to visit OoLEN’s website for more information.

Summer school “Life on Earth and Beyond – History and Philosophy of Astrobiology: The Origin of Life”

📣 Applications are open for this unique summer school! 📣

Co-organised by the European Astrobiology Institute and the Space Humanities Group at Lund University, the course is open for students and scientists in humanities, natural, social and political sciences.

📅 Dates: May 30th – June 1st, 2022 📅

🌍 Where: Ven Island, Sweden 🌍

👉 Click here for more info 👈

The deadline for applying is on the 1st of April – apply here

EAI online seminar: Our astrochemical origins

Paola Caselli, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC)

In this instalment of the EAI seminar series, the speaker will present a journey from the earliest phases of star formation to protoplanetary disks, with links to our Solar System, highlighting the crucial role of astrochemistry as powerful diagnostic tool of the various steps, as well as to unveil our astrochemical origins.

The talk will be streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ablsg65gD98

Click here for more information and a sneak-peak video of the talk!

EAI on-line seminar: Did life originate from low-temperature areas of the Universe?

Sergiy Krasnokutski, MPI for Astronomy, Germany

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC)

The EAI seminar series is back TODAY!

The first seminar will provide an overview of recent studies on low-temperature reactions, which are expected to lead to the formation of complex organic and biologically significant molecules in the interstellar medium. It will focus on the following questions. How large biomolecules can be formed already in space? Can the processes occurring in space affect the origin of life on Earth?

The talk will be streamed at: https://www.gotomeet.me/EAI_online

Click here for more information and a sneak-peak video of the talk!

The EAI Academy

During the academic year 2021 – 2022, the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is organizing the EAI Academy, a series of 16 didactic talks and discussions by experts in the field.

The seminars are offered for free and will be streamed online via zoom every two weeks on Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CET.

The EAI Academy will provide a framework to meet online with the European astrobiology community and to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge through a series of seminars given by experts in these fields.  Each session will include a 30-40 minute didactic talk given by an expert. The talk will be followed by about 20 minutes of questions and answers.

The sessions will be hosted by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), who will issue a certificate of participation to those who attend at least 10 seminars.

Click here to learn more!

EAI 3rd General Assembly

The third General Assembly of the European Astrobiology Institute will be taking place as an online event on the 5th of October 2021 at 09:30 – 18:00 CEST (UTC + 02:00). 

The programme will include a business meeting and 7 interesting invited talks:

Click here to learn more