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Summer semester 2016

10 June 2016 (44. meeting)
16:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Astrophysical Sources of Energy for Life
Dr. René Heller, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen

26 April 2016 (43. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Distinguishing Biogenic from Abiogenic Carbonaceous Residues for the Astrobiological Search for Life
Gordon Love, UC Riverside, USA

8 April 2016 (42. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Presentation of a Project Proposal (Attendance by invitation only)
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Group member

Winter semester 2015/2016

24 February 2016 (41. meeting)
16:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Serpentinization of the Oceanic Crust
Wolfgang Bach, University of Bremen

9 February 2016 (40. meeting)
16:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
1) Evidence for microbial sulfur cycling on early Earth? 2) The strengthening influence of life on [geochemical] feedbacks.
1) Harald Strauß, 2) Graham Shields-Zhou, 1) University of Münster, 2) University College London

29 January 2016 (39. meeting)
17:15, Assembly room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Wilhelmsplatz
Plenary Session of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities: 1) Was ist Leben? Eine naturwissenschaftliche Annäherung. 2) Biologisches und personales Leben - eine philosophische Skizze.
1) Hans-Joachim Fritz, 2) Holmer Steinfath, 1) Group member, 2) University of Göttingen, Department of Philosophy

17 November 2015 (38. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
1) Formation and characterization of abiogenic vs. biogenic organic material 2) Searching for organic compounds on Mars: The MOMA instrument
1a) Helge Mißbach, 1b) Volker Thiel, 2) Walter Goetz, 1a), 2): MPI for Solar Systems Research. 1a), 1b): University of Göttingen

Summer semester 2015

30 June 2015 (37. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
1) to be added 2) Tracing early life on Earth: Uncovering potential biosignatures with NanoSIMS
1) Michael Hoppert, 2) Jan-Peter Duda, Group members

Winter semester 2014/2015

16 December 2014 (36. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
1. Arsenic and Old Life (literature discussion). 2. Organizational matters
Study Group

16 October 2014 (35. meeting)
18:30, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Courant Research Centre Geobiology
Dating the Origin of Life: Present-Day Molecules and First Fossil Record
International Symposium: Eighteen Oral Presentations, Book of abstracts available for download (follow link).

Summer semester 2014

22 July 2014 (34. meeting)
17:15, Chemistry Department, Lecture Hall II (MN28)
Methyl-coenzyme M and the microbial methane cycle
Prof. Rudolf Thauer, MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg

13 May 2014 (33. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Four short contributions
Tara Djokic, Maximilian Halama, Elizabeth Swanner, Jan-Peter Duda, Elif Köksoy, Universities of New South Wales, Tübingen and Göttingen

Winter semester 2013/2014

11 March 2014 (32. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Internal discussion
Group

4 February 2014 (31. meeting)
18:00, Lecture Hall MN06, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Grisebachstr. 8
Biogenesis of cellular iron-sulfur proteins and their role in genome integrity
Roland Lill, Philipps Universität Marburg

14 January 2014 (30. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
ESA Rosetta Mission: towards deciphering complex organics on comets
Chaitanya Giri, Group Member

10 December 2013 (29. meeting)
16:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Emergence of Proto-bioenergetic Systems
Terence P. Kee, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds

12 November 2013 (28. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
Working Group Website - Present and Future
Group

8 October 2013 (27. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Theaterstr. 7
The Thioester Concept of Christian de Duve
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Group Member

Summer semester 2013

10 September 2013 (26. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
3.5 Ga old carbonates on Earth – microbially mediated mineralization versus hydrothermal origin
Joachim Reitner, Group Member

9 July 2013 (25. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Sources of energy driving pre-biotic chemistry
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Group member

11 June 2013 (24. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Programmdiskussion
Group

14 May 2013 (23. meeting)
16:45, Conference Room of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Meteorite - Urmaterie des Sonnensystems
Andreas Pack, Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Göttingen, Abteilung Isotopengeologie

9 April 2013 (22. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Fischer-Tropsch-Synthesis versus biological carbon fixation - on the biogenicity of 13C-depletions in kerogen and methane from Archaean rocks
Martin Blumenberg, Group member

Winter semester 2012/2013

12 March 2013 (21. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Internal group meeting (organizational matters)
Group

12 February 2013 (20. meeting)
17:15, Conference Room of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
The Atmosphere of Titan - a Model for Prebiotic Chemistry on Earth?
Thomas Zeuch, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen

8 February 2013 (19. meeting)
17:15, Plenary session of the Göttingen Academy of Science
(HJF:) Das Rad in der Natur: Über die Struktur der kreationistischen Ideologie; (JR:) Der älteste fossile Bericht - oder die mühsame Annäherung an den Ursprung.
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Joachim Reitner, Group members

25 January 2013 (18. meeting)
17:15, Plenary session of the Göttingen Academy of Science
Chemie mit DNA und Peptiden: von präbiotischer Chemie zu Mechanismen in der Biochemie
Ulf Diederichsen, Group member

8 January 2013 (17. meeting)
17:15, Conference room of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Internal group meeting (organizational matters)
Group

11 December 2012 (16. meeting)
17:15, Library of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Before plate tectonics – Approaches to Early Archaean environments of the Western Australian Pilbara region
Joachim Reitner, Group member

13 November 2012 (15. meeting)
16:15, Library of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Exit from the RNA World (2): On the origins of translation
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Group member

19 October 2012 (14. meeting)
16:00, Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
Wie vollständig ist die naturwissenschaftliche Erklärung der Entstehung des Lebens? (Auswärtiger Gastvortrag)
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Group member

Summer semester 2012

10 July 2012 (13. meeting)
17:15, Library of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
New website functions and general discussion
Group

12 June 2012 (12. meeting)
17:15, Library of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Authentic and non-authentic biomarker signatures in Precambrian rocks – novel support for a bacterial predominance in the Early Oceans
Martin Blumenberg, Group member

8 May 2012 (11. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
Origin of first cells at anoxic geothermal fields
Armen Y. Mulkidjanian, University of Osnabrück

3 April 2012 (10. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
Searching for the earliest signs of cellular life on Earth
Martin D. Brasier, University of Oxford

Winter semester 2011/2012

13 March 2012 (9. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
Pre-launch presentation of website and program discussion
Wilfried Kramer, Group member

14 February 2012 (8. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
Can thermal gradients drive molecular evolution?
Dieter Braun, Systems Biophysics, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

10 January 2012 (7. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
Prebiotic access to nucleotides: The problem of connecting sugar and nucleobase
Ulf Diederichsen, Group member

13 December 2011 (6. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
RNA replication
Fritz Eckstein, Group member

8 November 2011 (5. meeting)
19:00, Hannover, Landtag Niedersachsen
What makes a planet inhabitable? The geological prerequisites for biological evolution.
Gerhard Wörner, Dept. of Geochemistry, University of Göttingen

18 October 2011 (4. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
Organisational meeting: Website and future program
Group

Summer semester 2011

13 September 2011 (3. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
The transfer of information storage from RNA to DNA - a case of `genetic takeover´
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Group member

11 July 2011 (2. meeting)
17:15, Library of Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Theaterstr. 7
Biosignatures of the early Archaean
Joachim Reitner, Group member

18 May 2011 (1. meeting)
17:15, Library of the Göttingen Academy of Science, Theaterstr. 7
Working group 'Origin of Life': Proposal of topics and modes of operation
Hans-Joachim Fritz, Group member

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