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2010 Annual Science Report

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Titan Reporting  |  SEP 2009 – AUG 2010

EPO Activity: Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution Outreach to Multidisciplinary Public Audiences

Project Progress

Various components of the astrobiology program at the FfAME have received press attention, especially our “synthetic biology” program (which is directly related to Titan exploration) and our “paleogenetics” program. This has led to presentations to public audiences, including evening public lectures, around the world and presentations in conferences for specialized audiences.

Title: Life, the Universe and the Scientific Method (public lecture)
Place: Seattle, WA
Hosting organization: University of Washington
Dates: October 19-21, 2009

Title: Premetabolic cycling as a source of functionality before life on Earth”
Place: Tempe, AZ
Organization: Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute
Dates: March 5-8, 2010

Title: Life in the Cosmos—panelist
Title: Chemistry, life, and the search for aliens
Place: San Diego, CA
Organization: SPIE
Dates: August 3-5, 2010

Title: Darwinian Chemical Systems based on Expanded Genetic Alphabets
Place: Nuremberg, Germany
Organization: 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
Dates: August 28-Sep 2, 2010

Title: Did Metal Chemistry Drive Early Events in the History of Life?
Place: Galveston, TX
Organization: GRC Origins of Life
Dates: Jan 10-14, 2010

Title: “Resurrecting Ancient Proteins”
Place: Galveston, TX
Organization: GRC Origins of Life
Dates: Jan 10-14, 2010

Title: Novel Genetic Alphabets for Genome Analysis in Complex Biological Environments
Place: San Diego, CA
Organization: Now-Generation Sequencing Meeting
Dates: March 16-20, 2010

Title: Reconstruction of the Primate Alcohol Metabolic Pathway: Did Ardi Party Hearty?
Place: Portland OR
Organization: Evolution 2010
Dates: June 25-29, 2010