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Biosignatures Across Space and Time

Category: Astrobiology and Life Sciences

Event Format: Advisory Meeting

Date: 20-22 May 2014

Location: Bergen, NO

Bergen, Norway, 20-22 May 2014

This meeting will to bring together astronomers, geologists, biologists  and other interested scientists to share interdisciplinary approaches  to detect signs of life on early Earth and other celestial bodies  (including exoplanets) and to elucidate the environmental limits and  origins of life.

Scientific sessions are planned for the following subjects:  

-Formation and detection of complex molecules in the interstellar  medium

-Organic molecules in planetary and satellite atmospheres

-Remote sensing of planetary surfaces

-Characterization of exoplanets and their atmospheres

-Meteorite bombardment and prebiotic chemistry on the Hadean Earth

-Early Earth habitable environments: Oceans, atmosphere & crustal  growth

-Earliest fingerprints for life on Earth

-Impacts and their role in the evolution transfer and possible detection of life

-Biomineralization & life in sediments

-Deep sea hydrothermal vents & biomarkers from sub-seafloor life

-Archea & biomarkers for life in extreme environments

The meeting is co-organized by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology  and the Centre of Geobiology at the University of Bergen and will  take place from 20 to 22 May 2014 at the Egget Auditorium at the  University of Bergen. For further information about the event, go to: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Biosignatures2014 

Web Site Address: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Biosignatures2014

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