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Astrobiology (general): February 2013


Date: 22 - 25 July, 2013
Location: Szczecin, Poland
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2013

The next EANA workshop (EANA'13) will be held in Szczecin, Poland, on July 22-25, 2013.

The focus will be on:

* Astrochemistry, interstellar medium;
* Astrophysics, protoplanetary discs and planets;
* Planetary habitability and exploration;
* Macromolecules and models of prebiotic molecules;
* Origin and evolution of life, extremophiles;
* Rocks, fossils and meteorites;
* Space technology, medicine and industry;
* Miscellaneous subjects in astrobiology.

More information is available at http://www.astrobiologia.pl/eana13

Abstract submission Deadline: March 1, 2013

The 10th annual Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon), an interdisciplinary conference organized by and for graduate students and early career scientists, will be held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from June 10th - 14th, 2013. Pre- and early-career scientists (astronomers, biologists, chemists, educators, engineers, geologists, planetary scientists and social scientists) whose research addresses a topic relevant to astrobiology are encouraged submit for oral and / or poster presentations. Abstract submission for AbGradCon 2013 is open now, and closes March 1, 2013. The submission form can be found here: http://www.abgradcon.org/applicationform.html For more information and updates, visit www.abgradcon.org

To understand the origin of life, how life has persisted on the Earth for over 3.5 billion years and whether we might find it elsewhere, requires that we understand how life and molecules adapt to extreme environments. The 5th UK Astrobiology conference, supported by the UK Space Agency, will explore molecules and life in extremes and the implications for the search for extraterrestrial life.
The conference welcomes astronomers, biologists, chemists, physicists and other disciplines that intersect with astrobiology.

This event marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Astrobiology Society of Britain.

Topics

Sessions will include: Mars science and exploration, astrobiology outreach, icy bodies research, life in extreme environments, molecules in extreme environments.