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NASA Astrobiology: Prebiotic Chemistry & Early Earth Environments: Seminar Series: Session #12, “Homochirality”

By SpaceRef Editor
April 5, 2022
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Prebiotic Chemistry & Early Earth Environments:
Seminar Series: Session #12, “Homochirality”
Eric Parker
Research Scientist
NASA’S Goddard Space Flight Center
Allie Fox
Postdoctoral Fellow
NASA’s Johnson Space Center
The PCE3 Seminar Series is designed to highlight diverse origins of life research from all over the world, spark interdisciplinary discussion, and facilitate research connections among the PCE3 community. A primary goal of this series is to showcase the work of talented early career scientists in PCE3 sciences.
The series continues on Thursday, April 7th, from 1:00-2:30 pm (EST). Additionally, sessions will be recorded with the permission of the speakers and uploaded to the PCE3 YouTube Channel.
The topic of this session is “homochirality”, presented by NASA’s Eric Parker and Allie Fox, with an introduction by Daniel Glavin, Associate Director of Solar System Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Eric Parker will present “Drawing Implications for the Origins of Homochirality from Meteoritic Organics”.
Allie Fox will present “Does Chirality Influence the Stability of Amino Acid – Cu Complexes in the Salt-Induced Peptide Formation? Insights from Density Functional Theory Calculations”.
Please register at the link above, and visit the PCE3 Seminar Series website for previous sessions. Join the PCE3 Slack here to continue discussion post-talks, and connect on Twitter@PCE3_Sci.

SpaceRef staff editor.