An Evolution of Astrobiology

Georgia Tech to host NASA, AGU, and the nation’s astrobiology community during renowned conference focused on the origins of life

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College of Engineering at Georgia Tech

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College of Sciences at Georgia Tech

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Three researchers from the Colleges of Engineering and Sciences are leading astrobiology’s largest national conference focused on the origins of life.

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Three researchers from the Colleges of Engineering and Sciences are leading astrobiology’s largest national conference focused on the origins of life.

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  • Jennifer Glass, Frank Rosenzweig, and Martha Grover represent Georgia Tech as chairs of AbSciCon 2022. Jennifer Glass, Frank Rosenzweig, and Martha Grover represent Georgia Tech as chairs of AbSciCon 2022.
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  • More than 1,000 abstracts will be discussed during AbSciCon 2022 May 15-20.  More than 1,000 abstracts will be discussed during AbSciCon 2022 May 15-20.
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Buoyed by Georgia Tech’s interdisciplinary research on the origins of life and the possibility of it beyond Earth, three researchers from the Colleges of Engineering and Sciences are the lead organizers for astrobiology’s largest national conference.

More than 1,000 abstracts will be discussed during AbSciCon 2022 May 15-20. The event takes place every two years, allowing experts to share their research, collaborate, and map the future of their field. AbSciCon, short for Astrobiology Science Conference, is hosted by NASA and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and will take place in downtown Atlanta for 2022. “Georgia Tech’s astrobiology community is uniquely positioned within higher education because of the Institute’s focus on breaking down silos within our research community,” said Martha Grover, AbSciCon’s general chair and a professor and associate chair for graduate students in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. “We have the scientists to explore the origin and the potential of life on moons and planets, while our engineers can create the technology to launch and test.”

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College of Sciences, EAS, Radiation Effects on Volitiles and Exploration of Asteroids and Lunar Surfaces (REVEALS), Research Horizons, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Physics, Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI)

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AbiSciCon, Astrobiology, NASA, AGU, space science, space research, origins of life, go-researchnews, go-bio
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