We will explore one of the greatest unanswered questions of modern science: the origin of life. We will look at chemistry between the stars and on distant planets, and bring into focus the challenges of studying life’s prebiotic origins.
In laboratories all over the World, scientists study how collections of molecules can come together into something that bears fundamental traits of Life. These innovators are challenging our understanding of what Life is and how it may be found beyond our Solar System.
Over 6 episodes, this season will take you on a journey from test tubes to distant planets, with physics and chemistry as your guide!
Maike Hansen (www.thehansenlab.com) began as an assistant professor here at Radboud University in the group of Biophysics this January. Her interdisciplinary research combines computational modelling, cell-free biochemistry and single-cell biology to answer the question: how does robustness emerge from cellular complexity?
Livestream details: Thursday, 26th November, 8.00 PM.