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 (please mention your intention to participate in IOoL2022 when joining the network) and then send an email to 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