AbGradEPEC 2023 in La Palma, Spain 

After the success of the joint AbGradEPEC event at EPSC2022, AbGradE and EPEC are teaming up again for the long-awaited AbGradEPEC 2023!  

We would like to invite you to the beautiful island of La Palma (Spain) for a 4-day event, May 4th to 7th (just before BEACON 2023).

Registration is now open, and you can find more info on the event’s page.

ūüĆīWe look forward to seeing you in “La Isla Bonita!”ūüĆī

The EAI Academy

After the success of last year’s first edition, the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is back for the academic year 2022 ‚Äď 2023 with the EAI Academy!

A series of 17 didactic talks and discussions by experts in the field, the seminars will once again be 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 acquire interdisciplinary knowledge through a series of seminars given by experts in these fields.  Each session will include a 30-40 minute didactic talk 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 (remember to add your name and affiliation to the chat in order to be eligible for the certificate!).

>> Click here to learn more! <<

AbGradEPEC 2022 at EPSC 2022 in Granada, Spain 

We are back! For our first in person event in two years, AbGradE teams up with EPEC for EPSC2022, expanding network opportunities for early career scientists and students.  

This year we invite you on Sunday, September 18th for a symposium-style meeting with a program comprising of contributed talks from early career scientists, keynote presentations and an update from AbGradE and EPEC regarding our activities and future events.

The event will be held 10 am to 4pm at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Room Andalucia 2. A detailed program and further details will be shared at the beginning of September. 

Registration and applications for contributed talks can be accomplished in the following form: https://forms.gle/vwDu5A6rSR4smaJk8  

For contributed talks, a submission of a short abstract (max. 200 words) is required until August 24th.  We invite early careers to present their work which they either present as a poster at EPSC22 or any other project not presented at EPSC22. Letters of acceptance will be sent out by August 31st. 

The final program for AbGradEPEC 2022 is out!

We look forward to meeting you in Granada! 

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.

ūüĎČ All the information on the website ūüĎą

This event is organized by some of the RED22 participants ‚Äď 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.

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!

ūüď£ Abstract deadline extended to May 6th 2022!! ūüď£

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.

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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 18:00 CEST¬†(UTC + 02:00).¬†

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

Click here to learn more

Astrobiology Introductory Course videos now online

The 2021 session of the Astrobiology Introductory Course (the 14th edition of the school) was held online from June 21 to 25, 2021. This online version generated several hundred registrations from all countries, and nearly 230 participants have taken all of the courses.

All the lectures are now available to everyone on the Youtube channel of the French Astrobiology Society. These videos also join the online database of astrobiology course videos on the Astrobiovideo site.

If sanitary conditions allow it, the next school session will take place in person from March 13 to 19, 2022. All information relating to this new school will be available from the beginning of October on the RED website.


List of lectures from the 2021 session:

Solar System Formation & Exoplanet formation & dynamics” – Sean Raymond (Astrophysicist)

Decoding lights from Exotic Worlds” – J√©r√©my Leconte (Astrophysicist)

Exoplanets & Habitability” – Emeline Bolmont (Astrophysicist)

Early Earth and Early Life co-evolution (1)” – Stefan Lalonde (Geochemist)

Early Earth and Early Life co-evolution (2)” – Johanna Marin-Carbonne (Geologist)

History, processes, and patterns in biological evolution” – Emmanuel Douzery (Biologist)

Are fossils the witnesses of evolution” – Jean-S√©bastien Steyer (Paleontologist)

Prebiotic Chemistry in the Solar System” – Herv√© Cottin (Astrochemist)

From Chemistry to Biology” – Kamila Muchowska (Chemist)

Artificial Life and Artificial Intelligence” – Hugues Bersini

Ethical issues in Astrobiology” – Jacques Arnould (CNES Ethics Adviser)

The Tree of Life” – Laura Eme (Biologist)

Life in extreme environments” – Karen Olsson-Francis (Biologist)

Solar System Exploration” – Jean-Pierre Bibring (Astrophysicist)