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Watch The Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon 2023) Live on YouTube

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
May 19, 2023
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Watch The Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon 2023) Live on YouTube
AbGradCon 2023

The Astrobiology Graduate Conference, AbGradCon 2023, hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA, will be streamed live next week 22-24 May on the NASA Astrobiology YouTube channel.

Tune-in Monday evening for a keynote presentation by Professor Karen Lloyd, entitled “Slow, energy-efficient, and mysterious life deep within Earth’s crust”. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday, enjoy two full days of science talks and discussion sessions, ending with a keynote presentation by Professor Nigel Goldenfeld, entitled “Universal biology, the genetic code and the first 1,000,000,000 years of life on Earth”.

For more information, please check the full conference program.

What is AbGradCon?

The Astrobiology Graduate Conference is dedicated to early-career scientists who study the complex and diverse topics that the astrobiology field encompasses. The goal of AbGradCon, organized entirely by graduate students, is to promote the scientific research of young astrobiologists, while promoting collaboration, practical training, and camaraderie. This conference has been an integral part of the astrobiology community for nearly two decades by providing a setting for graduate students and postdocs where small group discussions, presentations, and social activities promote long-term professional relationships.

In essence, AbGradCon seeks to create a more interdisciplinary and inclusive astrobiology community, foster collaboration, and provide practical training for young scientists. AbGradCon2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of this unparalleled conference that has continued to grow in interest and participation since its inception.

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