Astrobiology Journal Club

Fall 2023: Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm in person (LSS 340) and on Zoom. Email nkhadland "at" for the Zoom link if you need it or to be added to the mailing list 

Date Speaker Topic Additional Materials
Sept 7 SoRi La The role of mitochondrial energetics in the origin and diversification of eukaryotes
Sept 14 Nathan Hadland Mars Extant Life Detection Concepts — Results from NASA Astrobiology Ideation Workshop  
Sept 21 Sam Nasreldine

Intriguing astrobiological implications of new JWST observations of K2-18b

Sept 28 Dr. Theresa Mason Fisher  Atmospheric chemical reaction network topology as a potential biosignature for exoplanets.
Oct 5      
Oct 12 Dr. William Bains (Guest Speaker) Exploring the chemical space of life
Oct 19 Dr. Micheal Phillips Using AI to fine-tune the search for life  
Oct 26 Lucas Marmorale How did life survive Earth’s great oxygenation?
Nov 2

Yanghuan Yu

Synthesising a minimal cell with artificial metabolic pathways
Nov 9      
Nov 16      
Nov 23 Thanksgiving     
Nov 30      
Dec 7