Major Transitions in Life: Origins to Translation

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Major Transitions in Life: Origins to Translation Workshop
Oct. 29th, 2018 – Oct. 30th, 2018; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Noyce Conference Room

Meeting Summary:
The meeting will convene scientists from a broad range of disciplines to work on the frontiers of origins of life research. This meeting is part of a five-year NSF research coordination network (RCN) grant aimed at bringing new and synthetic thinking to the origins of life. A main goal is to introduce adjacent and divergent thinking to this field in order to open new avenues for progress. This will include linguistic theorists and ecologists amongst others. The top-level goal of the RCN is to create a coherent vision for the next phase of origins of life research through establishing what we do and do not know, and for organizing future research, novel collaborations, and ongoing communication efforts from a diverse community of researchers. The annual meeting will serve as the central node for all of these activities.

Research Collaboration

SFI Hosts:
Chris Kempes and David Krakauer

Agenda here: [1]

Zachary Adam, Harvard University
Kate Adamala, University of Minnesota
David Baum, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Paul Bracher, Saint Louis University
Donald Burke, University of Missouri
Christopher Butch, ELSI / BMSIS / Emory University
Henderson Cleaves, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mark Ditzler, NASA Ames Research Center
Irving Epstein, Brandeis University
Stephen Freeland, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Aaron Goldman, Oberlin College
Heather Graham, NASA GSFC
Marcelo Guzman, University of Kentucky
Tori Hoehler, NASA Ames Research Center
Wim Hordijk, Independent researcher
Betul Kacar, University of Arizona
Jun Korenaga, Yale University
David Krakauer, Santa Fe Institute
Michael Lachmann, Santa Fe Institute
Niles Lehman, Portland State University
Sarah Maurer, Central Connecticut State University
Shawn McGlynn, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Michael New, NASA
Lynn Rothschild, NASA Ames Research Center
Daniel Segre, Boston University
David Smith, Earth-Life Science Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology; SFI Alexis Templeton, University of Colorado
Michael Travisano, University of Minnesota
Lena Vincent, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mary Voytek, NASA
Loren Williams, Georgia Tech
Boswell Wing, University of Colorado Boulder