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Announcing the PCE3 Seminar Series 2024

The NASA Astrobiology Program invites you to share and discover in the new Seminar Series of its Research Coordination Network: Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments (PCE3). The PCE3 Seminar Series is designed to highlight diverse origins of life research from all over the world, spark interdisciplinary discussion, and facilitate research connections among the PCE3 community. A primary goal of this series is to showcase the work of talented early career scientists in PCE3 sciences.

The series will begin on Thursday, March 21st, from 1:00 pm (EST) and be held every 3rd Thursday on a continuing basis. Shifts in the seminar hours will occur with notice later in the year for inclusion of participants in Europe/Australasia. Additionally, sessions will be recorded with the permission of the speakers and uploaded to the PCE3 YouTube channel.

Each seminar will feature two speakers (~25 min each) at an early-career stage, supplemented by brief overviews and occasional presentations from mid-to-late career researchers. Speakers are asked to present recent research geared for engagement of the non-specialist, followed by discussion with the audience. Our aim is that the talks will lay a foundation for stimulating discussions and collaborations.

Please use this link to register for the series. After signing up you will receive an email with instructions on joining the Zoom meeting. You only need to register once to attend any of the upcoming seminars. If the Zoom meeting reaches capacity, the seminar will be live-streamed to the PCEYouTube channel for concurrent viewing.

If you are in or lead a lab that conducts research aligned with PCE3 and would like to give a talk, don’t be shy! Please reach out to the organizers.

Seminar #31 with Samuel Roberts

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm EDT/10:00am PDT 


  • ​Samuel Roberts, Career Development Fellow, MRC-LMB, Cambridge UK

Seminar #32 with Zack Cohen & Sebastian Haas

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT/9:00am PDT 


  • ​Zack Cohen, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center

  • Sebastian Haas, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington

Seminar #33 with Min (Neal) Deng & Jinhan Yu

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT/9:00am PDT 


  • ​Min (Neal) Deng, Postdoctoral Associate, Scripps Research, Department of Chemistry

  • Jinhan Yu, Graduate Student, Scripps Research, Department of Chemistry

Seminar #34 with Tristan Caro & Ellie Hara

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT/9:00am PDT 


  • Tristan Caro, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Colorado Boulder, Dept. of Geological Sciences

  • Ellie Hara, Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder, Dept. of Geological Sciences


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