Dr Frankenstein aimed to create new life from inanimate parts. But how did life first arise on Earth? Join Nick Lane in conversation with Phil Ball as they discuss the latest ideas, from warm ponds to space rocks and hydrothermal vents.
About the speakers
Dr Nick Lane is a biochemist, writer and professor at University College London. His research deals with evolutionary biochemistry and bioenergetics, focusing on the origin of life and the evolution of complex cells. He leads the UCL Research Frontiers Origins of Life programme.
He was won awarded the 2011 BMC Research Award for Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution, the 2015 Biochemical Society Award and the 2016 Michael Faraday Award from The Royal Society.
The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.
Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.
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