Hot Topic Seminar
Title: Origin of eukaryotes from Archaea
Daniel Lundin (SU) will give a talk on Friday 04 September 2015, from 15:15 to 16:00, at Arrhenius ( K317 ).
Two papers will be discussed:
Raymann, Kasie, Céline Brochier-Armanet, and Simonetta Gribaldo. 2015. “The Two-Domain Tree of Life Is Linked to a New Root for the Archaea.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, May, 201420858. doi:10.1073/pnas.1420858112.
Spang, Anja, Jimmy H. Saw, Steffen L. Jørgensen, Katarzyna Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, Joran Martijn, Anders E. Lind, Roel van Eijk, Christa Schleper, Lionel Guy, and Thijs J. G. Ettema. 2015. “Complex Archaea That Bridge the Gap between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.” Nature advance online publication (May). doi:10.1038/nature14447.
Welcome to ABC – AstroBiology Centre
Astrobiology is now one of the fastest developing research areas. The evolution of life on Earth (and the influence of cosmic events like meteorite and comet impacts on it) has always been in, focus of the interest of researchers. Through discoveries of exoplanets during the last decades the question of extraterrestrial life has also gained actuality.
The new paper on methane and astrobiology has just been published with open access:
Astrobiology 15 (7). doi: 10.1089/ast.2014.1188.
Masters degree project
Metals for life
Masters degree project in astrobiology/geochemistry: The base of subseafloor microbial communities is hypothesized to consist of chemolithoautotrophs fueled by reduced chemical species produced by fluid-rock interactions (Gold 1992; Nealson et al., 2005).