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STFC-ASB Astrobiology Summer School 2-6 September 2018

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STFC-ASB Astrobiology Summer School 2-6 September 2018

The Astrobiology Society of Britain is hosting an STFC-supported Summer School for new PhD students with an interest in Astrobiology. The School will be hosted by the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh. The Summer School is aimed at STFC-funded postgraduate students who will be beginning their PhD studies in the autumn of 2018. A programme of talks and workshops will give an overview of astrobiology and astrobiology-related  research in the UK. Students will receive introductory talks in a wide range of topics and workshops in outreach, academic skills and some...

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2 Juniors Research Chairs in Astrobiology at Grenoble University

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2 Juniors Research Chairs in Astrobiology at Grenoble University

Université Grenoble Alpes invites applications for two Junior Research Chairs in astrobiology: one in astrophysics or planetary science, and one in prebiotic chemistry, biology or paleontology. The objective is to recruit outstanding candidates to develop research topics as part of the Université Grenoble Alpes’ Origin of Life project; a cross-disciplinary project that brings together the expertise of astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists, prebiotic chemists, biologists, geologists and paleontologists to investigate habitability and the origins of life. The first Junior...

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AbGradE 2018 – Berlin

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AbGradE 2018 – Berlin

The third AbGradE symposium will be held on 22-24 September 2018 in Berlin, Germany. AbGradE will organise its next symposium in Berlin. The time and place are perfect this year as two other planetary science and astrobiology conferences will also take place in Berlin, with EPSC at the Technical University Berlin the week before, and EANA starting right after our symposium at the Free University Berlin. The symposium will have the same format as previous AbGradE symposia, with a mixture of keynote lectures, student and early-career scientist talks, as well as a poster session. This meeting...

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ExoMars Rover Challenge

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

ExoMars Rover Challenge

The UK Space Agency is making up to £300k available over the next twelve months to organisations that are seeking to create materials that support the education and outreach aims and objectives of the UK Space Agency’s Exploration Programme. The UK Space Agency wants to use these exciting missions to support our Education and Skills Strategy by providing an inspiring context for learning as well as addressing the skills needs of the space sector. In addition, we wish to raise the general public’s awareness of the UK’s space programme. We are looking for activities based around the ExoMars...

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Call for nominations: Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC)

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Call for nominations: Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The UK Space Agency is seeking nominations for members of its Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC). SEAC is responsible for advising the Agency on matters relating to robotic and human space exploration programmes and meets four times a year. The Committee’s remit includes advising on UK participation in European exploration programmes (including Mars exploration and the International Space Station) and national level activities in support of these programmes. For more information please visit:...

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PhD position – molecular limits of Life in extraterrestrial conditions

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PhD position – molecular limits of Life in extraterrestrial conditions

PhD Position: Molecular limits of Life in extraterrestrial conditions The ELMA group from the “Structural Biology Institute” (IBS) in Grenoble, in collaboration with the “Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble” (IPAG) and the “Institut des Sciences de la Terre” (ISTerre), are offering a PhD position in exobiology. The project is funded by the IDEX program of the Grenoble-Alpes university (project “Origin of Life”). Starting on Oct, 2018, the position offers the possibility to explore the molecular limits of Life in extraterrestrial conditions using a cross disciplinary...

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