Purpose and Scope
The International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL) has the great pleasure of inviting all of those interested in the scientific aspects of the origin of life and related issues to attend the XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life. This conference provides an important opportunity for chemists, biologists, natural historians, planetary scientists, astronomers, and others to meet and tackle the issue of the transition from non-living systems to the living state. Some of the principle aims and goals of the conference are to:
- Understand how organic matter involved in this transition could have been formed and transitioned to a
- Share new results regarding the physico-chemical environments on the early Earth;
- Exchange studies on the evolution of life at its earliest stages and identify the traces left in the
- Check the possibility that a similar process could have evolved in other places of the solar system
- Consider the philosophical and historical issues associated with the developments of these
Oral communications from early career researchers will be particularly welcome at the conference.
Meeting Location and Dates
The XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life will be held July 16–21, 2017, on the campus of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, California, USA.