The Origin of Life

Series Name Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society
Speaker Dr Nick Lane
Type Lectures & Talks
When 06 Feb 2017, 07:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue New Walk Museum
Open To Public
Ticket Price Visitors £3.
For Bookings Contact No booking is required.
Dr Lane is an evolutionary biochemist and writer in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London. He was awarded the inaugural Provost's Venture Research Prize for research on evolutionary biochemistry and bioenergetics in 2009. His work focuses on the origin of life, and the origin and evolution of eukaryotes. He was a founding member of the University College London Research Frontiers Origins of Life programme. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books on evolutionary biochemistry. Life Ascending won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books, while the Vital Question was praised by Bill Gates as 'an amazing inquiry into the origins of life'. His work has been recognised by the Biochemical Society Award in 2015 and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize in 2016. This lecture is sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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