International course and workshop on the Origins of Life
Amphitheater Gallery of Paleontology, MNHN, Paris, 2022 (Program september 7-9)
Wednesday 7, September, 2022
Marie-Christine Maurel (ISYEB) : 3’ Introduction
Session 1 : Prebiotic chemistry : 14:00
Alicia Negron-Mendoza (UNAM-Mexico): Magical mystery tour to prebiotic chemistry
Jean-François Lambert (SU-LRS): Surface Chemistry at the origins of life
Marco Saitta (IMPMC) : Computational Chemistry for the origins of life.
20 minutes break
Session 2 : Input from the solar system 16: 00
Matthieu Gounelle (IMPMC): Meteorites
Sandra Ramínez (UNAM-Mexico): The chemistry of Titan’s atmosphere
Laurent Remusat : Organic matter in meteorites and comets (IMPMC)
Thursday, 8, September, 2022
Session 3: Pre to Biochemical elements 10: 00
Aline Percot (Monaris-SU) et al - Organics on spatial dusts from Tanpopo mission
Marie-Christine Maurel (ISYEB): From ancient to modern worlds - RNA back and forth.
Klara Hlouchova - Charles University- Prague (Cz): Amino acid alphabet evolution and its consequences for protein evolution
20 minutes break
Giuliano Zanchetta- Université of Milano (It): "Spontaneous self-assembly and liquid crystalline condensation of nucleic acids: pathways for the emergence of genetic polymers".
Ricardo Hernández-Morales (UNAM-Mexico): Alarmones as vestiges of a bygone RNA World
Jose Alberto Campillo (UNAM-Mexico): RNA viruses –ancient but not primordial
12: 00- 14 :00 Lunch
Arturo Becerra (UNAM-Mexico): What can we infer about the nature of the last common ancestor?
Antonio Lazcano (El Colegio Nacional and Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM -Mexico) Genome evolution before DNA: insights from a pandemic
Friday, 9, September.
Session 4: Earliest traces of life? 10:00
Sylvain Bernard (IMPMC): Searching for the earliest traces of life in the most ancient rock (IMPMC)
Luisa Falcon (UNAM-Mexico): A review of Precambrian stromatolites
Marco Saitta (IMPMC): Conclusion of the international 4EU+ workshop.
Plenum discussions with Lunch
Friday, 9, September. Afternoon
Free visits of Gallery of Evolution, Gallery of Mineralogy, other sites of MNHN and several labs (ISYEB & LRS, IMPMC (meteorites) …) after registration.