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Major Transitions in Life: Origins to Translation

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Date/Time: October 29, 2018 - October 30, 2018


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  • Chris Kempes (SFI)

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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    8:15 am Hotel Shuttle departs hotel to Santa Fe Institute
    8:30 am - 9:00 am Arrival and Breakfast
    9:00 am - 9:25 am Welcome to SFI and RCN Introduction - Chris Kempes (SFI), David Krakauer (SFI), Amy P Chen (SFI)
    9:25 am - 10:05 am The Multiple origins of life in complex time - David Krakauer (SFI)
    10:05 am - 10:45 am Abstract models of life as applied to origins and transitions - Sara Walker (Arizona State University)
    10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
    11:00 am - 11:20 am Mini review: RNA World - Mark Ditzler (NASA), Niles Lehman (Portland State Univ.)
    11:20 am - 11:40 am Mini review: Macromolecules - Sarah Maurer (Central CT State Univ.), Kate Adamala (Univ. Minnesota), Christopher Butch (Earth Life Sci. Inst.), Niles Lehman (Portland State Univ.), Mark Ditzler (NASA)
    11:40 am - 12:20 am The Origins and Essential Nature of Biopolymers - Loren Williams (Georgia Tech)
    12:20 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Mini review: Evolutionary Theory - David Baum (Univ. Wisconsin), Kate Adamala (Univ. Minnesota), Betul Kacar (Univ. Arizona), Michael Lachmann (SFI), Michael Travisano (Univ. Minnesota)
    1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Replaying the tape: would the major transitions happen again? - Lynn Rothschild (NASA)
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout 1
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Large Group Discussion
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    8:15 am Hotel shuttle departs
    8:30 am - 9:00 am Arrival and Breakfast Day 2
    9:00 am - 9:40 am Title TBD - Nicolle Zellner (Albion College)
    9:40 am - 10:20 am E pluribus unum: Out of many different transitions, an origin of life - Eric Smith (Earth-Life Science Institute/SFI)
    10:20 am - 10:40 am Break Day 2
    10:40 am - 11:20 am Life in serpentinites: modern, primordial, ? - Alexis Templeton (UC Boulder)
    11:20 am - 12:00 pm Extrapolating from general theories of modern life to the origins of life - Chris Kempes (SFI)
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Day 2
    1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Origins of Life Community Coordination
    2:10 pm - 2:30 pm RCN Efforts – MOOC, Proceedings Volume, InterPlanetary Festival
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout 2
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Large Group Discussion 2

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