The 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) will be held May 15-20 in Atlanta, GA.
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The 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) will be held May 15-20 in Atlanta, GA.AbSciCon 2022
Dec. 3, 2021
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Submit Your AbSciCon 2022 Abstract

The abstract submission deadline for the Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) is January 19, 2022.

AbSciCon22 – Origins and Exploration: From Stars to Cells

Abstract submissions for the 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) is now open! AbSciCon brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future. Join NASA and the American Geophysical Union as we facilitate a robust gathering of scientists in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and in an online capacity 15 – 20 May 2022.

The abstract submission deadline is 19 January 2022 at 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT. Late abstract submissions will not be accepted after this date.

Themes for AbSciCon 2022 are:

  • Alternate and agnostic biosignatures
  • Characterizing habitable zone exoplanets
  • Energy sources and metabolic pathways in the environment
  • Evolution and diversification of life: OoL to LUCA to Eukaryogenesis
  • Mission to Mars: Life detection and habitability
  • Ocean worlds near and far
  • Philosophy, history, education and community development
  • Star-planet-planetary system interactions and habitability
  • Subsurface habitability and life
  • Transition from prebiotic chemistry to biology
  • Understanding early Earth environments

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