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ISSOL 2017


June 29, 2017
Deadline for registration in advance of the conference

July 16–21, 2017
XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life held in San Diego, California

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn


Group Photo

Group photo

Credit: Arvin Akoopie

Final Announcement

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:

Participation 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.


Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).