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  1. 2013 Santander Summer School: Biosignatures: The Fingerprints of Life

    The 2013 International Summer School in Astrobiology was held at the summer campus of the Spanish National University (UIMP), Santander, Spain on June 24-28, 2013.

    This year’s theme was “Biosignatures: The Fingerprints of Life.” Topics covered in the school included an overview of metabolism, and the nature and preservation of environment-specific biosignatures in both the planetary surface and the atmosphere.

    A week of lectures from international experts, plus round-table discussions, student projects, and a field trip to a nearby site of astrobiological interest. On-site accommodation and all meals are provided at the Santander campus of the Spanish national university, UIMP.

    Confirmed Lecturers

    Dr. Victor Parro (Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, Spain)
    Prof. Robert Blankenship (University of Washington at St. Louis)
    Prof. Dawn Sumner (University of California – Davis)
    Dr. Christian Hallmann (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany)


    Click here to view the program, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

    Summer School Scholars

    Click here to view the list of Summer School Scholars

    Sponsoring Organizations

    NAINASA Astrobiology Institute
    CAB – Spanish Centro de Astrobiología
    ESA – European Space Agency
    UIMP – Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo
    CIFAR – Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
    NAP-Astrobio – Brazilian Nucleo de Pesquisa em Astrobiology