CRC 235 Emergence of Life

Breadcrumb Navigation


MOM 2020 Registration Deadline: June 28th

please register at


Location: Online

The biannual Molecular Origins of Life, Munich adresses one of the most fundamental questions of science: How could life originate on Earth? With 24 lectures accompanied by discussion sessions and more than 150 participants, this international conference brings together scientists from wide range of disciplines, namely: astrophysics, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, geobiology, geochemistry and theoretical physics. Only the combined effort from renowned experts from various disciplines can be successful in retracing the origins of life under experimental conditions and pave the way towards answering some of the most pertinent questions: What were the conditions on early Earth? Which chemicals could serve as precursors for the synthesis of living systems on Earth and on other planets? How did the very first genetic material in lifeforms develop? How could Darwinian evolution emerge? What were the first metabolic pathways? The conference's aim is to represent and to discuss the state of the art in the origin of life field.

a3 poster save the date small

• Elizabeth Bell UC LA, USA
• Roy A. Black U. Washington, USA
• Donna G. Blackmond Scripps Research, USA
• Christophe Danelon TU Delft, The Netherlands
• Marileen Dogterom TU Delft, The Netherlands
• Klára Hlouchová Charles U., Czech Republic
• Thomas Henning MPI for Astronomy, Germany
• John Eiler Caltech, USA
• Daniel Duzdevich HHMI, USA
• Nicholas V. Hud Georgia Tech, USA
• Stephen Mann U. Bristol, UK
• Sergei Maslov U. Illinois, USA
• Uwe J. Meierhenrich ICN-CNRS, France
• Allen P. Nutman U. Wollongong, Australia
• Ralph Pudritz McMaster U., Canada
• Sudha Rajamani IISER Pune, India
• Joachim Reitner U. Göttingen, Germany
• Rafał Szabla U. Edinburgh, UK
• Jan H. van Esch TU Delft, The Netherlands
• Christoph A. Weber MPI-PKS, Germany
• Long-Fei Wu MRC LMB, UK
• Tetsuya Yomo ECNU, China
• Lijun Zhou HHMI, USA

Conference Webpage