Funded PhD opportunity in Astromycology

If you find fungi amazing and would like to do your PhD in astromycology, researching and exploiting fungi for space exploration, then join the Chinese State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences (SKLPlanets) at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Macau SAR (China).

The applicant for this opportunity will look into how microgravity can affect fungal development and by-products. If you want to know more, please contact Marta Filipa Simões (📧).

📅 The application deadline is January 2023 📅

The EAI Academy

After the success of last year’s first edition, the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is back for the academic year 2022 – 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! <<

New integrated Masters-PhD course in Earth-Life Sciences in Tokyo, Japan

This year the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) is launching an integrated Masters-PhD course in Earth-Life Sciences. The course aims to understand how planets make life, and the research spans planetary formation, geochemistry, chemistry, molecular evolution, microbial ecology, and complex systems.

Click here to go to the course’s website. Applications are accepted twice per year, with the next application deadline being in October (deadline of October 16th) with entrance in April.

There is an upcoming information session on September 14th so interested students can ask questions directly (you can find more info about it here).

Interested students can also contact the listed faculty directly for more information.

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

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!