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Experts will discuss in Granada the latest scientific advances related to the Origin of Life


The Science Park of Granada hosts from 11 to 13 March a scientific meeting of the European action COST (European Cooperation on Science and Technology) on CHEMOBRIONICS coordinated by the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences.

Granada will host from March 11 to 13 the scientific meeting to start the European action COST (European Cooperation on Science and Technology) on Chemobrionics: physical and chemical processes related to the Origin of Life, organized by researchers Julyan Cartwright and Claro Ignacio Sainz Díaz from the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences, Joint Centre of the Higher Council for Scientific Research and the University of Granada.

This scientific event will be held in the Science Park of Granada, and is of the highest international level with the participation of 120 researchers from 28 countries on 3 continents. This meeting is held in homage to one of the scientists who has contributed the most ideas on the origin of Life on Earth and coincides with his 80th birthday, Prof. Michael Russell. In addition, this meeting celebrates at the same time the 30th anniversary of the discovery of alkaline underwater chimneys that form peculiar structures and initiated a series of fruitful discussions about prebiotic chemistry.

The COST network is directed and coordinated by researchers Julyan Cartwright and Claro Ignacio Sainz Díaz, which includes 29 European countries. This action was approved in October 2018 with the idea of ​​grouping scientists from different fields, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Biology, which allows interdisciplinary discussions on different aspects related to the Origin of Life and its evolution, which help the search for extraterrestrial life in its different stages.

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COST Action CA17120 - Chemobrionics is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

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