New French Society of Exobiology

The Groupement de Recherche en Exobiologie (GdRE), one of the NAI's International Partners, has reorganized as the Societe Francaise d'Exobiologie (SFE).

The main goals of the SFE are to:

* integrate scientific research related to exobiology in France
* create and stimulate interdisciplinary contacts amongst researchers
* promote exobiology and related outreach activities (such as conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and its exobiology web site)

The SFE has an elected committee of 12 members headed by Francois Raulin as president. There are currently 110 registered members from throughout France and associated countries. The future international joint meeting of ISSOL (The International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life) and Bioastronomy will be held in July 2011 in Montpellier under the auspices of the SFE.

For more information about the SFE visit its website at http://www.exobiologie.fr/ . [Source NAI Newsletter]

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