Announcing the PCE3 Seminar Series 2023
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 16th, from 5:00-6:30 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 PCE3 YouTube 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 #21 with Jihua Hao & Wriju Chowdhury
Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 5:00 pm EDT/2:00pm PDT
Jihua Hao, Senior Research Scientist, University of Science and Technology of China, Department of Geochemistry and Planetary Sciences
Wriju Chowdhury, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seminar #22 with Qiyuan Zhao & Bruno Cuevas Zuviria
Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm EDT/2:00pm PDT
Qiyuan Zhao, PhD Candidate, Purdue University, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Bruno Cuevas Zuviria, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Bacteriology
Seminar #23 with Jennifer Timm & Jan Siess
Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm EDT/2:00pm PDT
Jennifer Timm Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences
Jan Siess, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University, Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine
Seminar #30 with Patrick Barth & Bonnie Teece
Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm EDT/2:00pm PDT
Patrick Barth, Project Coordinator, University of Stuttgart, Cluster of Excellence SimTech, Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science
Bonnie Teece, Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Origins and Habitability Laboratory