The Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME), supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, is managing a program to support innovative experimental projects to address and resolve paradoxes surrounding the origins of life.



Join us at AbSciCon 2017 to learn about this joint effort
and to hear first results directly from the source.


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, no registration required


"Meet Scientists who are Joining Geology with Organic Chemistry to Understand the Origin of Life"

Monday, April 24
5:30-7:00 pm
Palo Verde Room
Mesa Convention Center Mesa, AZ

A panel of experts will discuss how they combine geology with organic chemistry to understand how life might have originated here on Earth, and how it might look if encountered elsewhere. For those who have never looked at ancient rocks, touched meteorites, or seen pieces of the Moon and Mars, this is your chance!

  • Steven A. Benner, FfAME
  • Elisa Biondi, FfAME
  • Charlie Carter, UNC, Chapel Hill
  • Cheulhee Jung, University of Texas, Austin
  • Hyo-Joong Kim, Firebird Biomedical Sciences LLC
  • Niles Lehman, Portland State University
  • Andrej Lupták, University of California, Irvine
  • Stephen J. Mojzsis, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Sourav Roy, UNC, Chapel Hill
  • Madhan R. Tirumalai, University of Houston
  • Quyen Tran, University of Houston


Sponsored by the Foundation for Applied Molecular as part of its John Templeton Foundation project.
Members of the Press are welcome, for questions please contact: templetonorigins@ffame.org.
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