Astrobiology (general)

Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) Presentations Now Online

By Keith Cowing
June 26, 2018
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Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) Presentations Now Online

The 14th Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon) was successfully held from June 4-7, 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia, with 96 participants presenting 72 posters and 23 oral presentations.

The graduate student and postdoctoral fellow attendees hailed from 49 institutions and 9 different countries (Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States).

Special presentations included Dr. Larry DeLucas, a former astronaut and biochemist, Dr. Shawn McGlynn, a former AbGradCon graduate and geobiologist at ELSI, Dr. Melissa Kirven-Brooks, staff scientist at NAI Central, and a virtual meeting with Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman for an informational session about the Astrobiology Primer 3.0. Dr. Frank Rosenzweig, professor of biology and the Principal Investigator of the NAI CAN7 Georgia Tech team, was the closing dinner keynote speaker.

The attendees also took part in an outreach event that attracted more than 200 members of the public, acting as science ambassadors during a 1.5 hour interactive session.

You can view all of these presentations here on YouTube

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