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ASB Conference: Save the date

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

ASB Conference: Save the date

The 2021 ASB conference – Habitats Beyond Earth – will be a virtual conference hosted by the University of St Andrews. Running from October 18th – 20th, themes include exoplanet detection and characterisation, building habitable environments, current missions and the search for life. See below for a downloadable...

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Public consultation: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by on Jan 25, 2021 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Public consultation: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Members of the Astrobiology Society of Britain are invited to contribute to a public consultation on the relevance of science to sustainable development goals (SDGs).  OSDG is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), SDG AI Lab, PPMI, and a community of researchers led by Dr. Nuria Bautista Puig.  In Q1-Q2 of 2021 a large-scale exercise will be launched with the help of OSDG volunteers who will assess the relevance of different research fields to SDGs. This will provide valuable feedback on the boundaries of SDG-related research, and the level of consensus among...

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Virtual Frontiers of Sciences V

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Virtual Frontiers of Sciences V

Frontiers of Sciences V will now be held as a virtual conference. In association with the RSB, RSC, the ASB and NoR CEL, Virtual Frontiers of Sciences V: A Spotlight on Scientific Discoveries of Our Times will be held on Saturday 20th March, 2021. To join contact Sohan Jheeta: sohan@sohanjheeta.com Timetable: 13.30—13.45: Open conference: Sohan Jheeta 13.45—14.30 (45 min): Dr Terry Kee, University of Leeds; Presentation: What isn’t Life? 14.30—15.15 (45 min): A/Prof Rowena Ball, Australian National University; Presentation: Anomalous thermal fluctuation distribution favours primordial...

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Special Issue of the Journal Life

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Special Issue of the Journal Life

A special issue of the journal Life — “Frontiers of Astrobiology” — is now open for submissions. Professor Manasvi Lingam serves as the Guest Editor, and the submission deadline is 3 July 2020. The objective of this special issue is to cover all realms of astrobiology, thus reflecting the inherent diversity of this field. Hence, all manner of papers are welcome — spanning both the physical and biological sciences, and ranging from experimental analyses to theoretical models — that are rigorous, comprehensive, and embody the latest developments in the field. In addition to regular...

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ESA Call for Ideas: Future of Biology Research

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

ESA Call for Ideas: Future of Biology Research

ESA have extended the deadline and added a workshop to their call for ideas about the future of their biology research.  The deadline for inputs is now 12 February 2020, and it will be followed by a workshop in ESTEC on the 26th-27th February 2020. Full details are here. Please consider providing input, this is your opportunity to shape ESA’s future work in this area. Call for Ideas: SciSpacE biology roadmaps evolution post 2024 and refinement of ESA’s Space Station biology research capabilities The SciSpacE research goals and specific objectives were defined with the research...

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The 2019 Barrie Jones Award Lecture

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 2019 Barrie Jones Award Lecture

The 2019 Barrie Jones Award Lecture will be given by Dr Sarah Rugheimer (University of Oxford), on Friday 6th December at 8pm UK time.  The public lecture will once again be hosted at the Open University, Milton Keynes, and will take place as part of the wider outreach activity of Moon Night.    Sarah’s work, as an astrobiologist and astronomer has taken her from Harvard, to St Andrews and now Oxford, and her achievements in astrobiology-related outreach, teaching and mentoring can be found here.    Sarah will give a public lecture, relating to her work on Exoplanets, and will be made...

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