201905

Energy and matter at the origin of life – Gresham College

Gresham College. Museum of London

The origin of life is one of the biggest questions in science, but until recently it was, experimentally, a question in chemistry. Now, gene sequences and a better understanding of cell growth under extreme conditions are giving insights from biology. These point to hydro-thermal vent environments as ‘incubators’ that could drive growth in a similar way to cells at the origin of life.

Professor Lane will discuss how these ideas are being tested in the lab.

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