3 days to go:
Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on the Origin of Life will be held in Galveston, TX. I will be missing this exciting conference so I will be looking out for some post-conference notes (organizers & attendees, hear me out please).
2 evolutionary biology conferences in Europe:
Mark your calendars, people:
The infamous SMBE conference will be held in Dublin this April.
16th Evolutionary Biology conference will be in Marseilles, in September.
1 important paper:
Published by Jeff Hasty’s group, a paper in this week’s issue of Nature reports a designed bacteria that can sense arsenic. Hats off to synthetic biology! What could be the significance / applications of a microbe that can “detect” heavy metals, for astrobiology you guys? I have a few in mind but I would like to hear the ideas first, anyone?