Session Sub CategoryAstrobiology & the Origin of Life
Session IDB-AO01
TitleAstrobiology: Origins, Evolution, Distribution of Life
Short titleAstrobiology
Main ConvenerNameKensei Kobayashi
AffiliationDepartment of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University
Co-Convener 1NameMasatoshi Ohishi
AffiliationAstronomy Data Center, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Co-Convener 2NameHikaru Yabuta
AffiliationOsaka University, Department of Earth and Space Science
Co-Convener 3NameJoseph Kirschvink
AffiliationDivision of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
ScopeAstrobiology is a new interdisciplinary science field that intends to address the origins, evolution, distribution and destiny of life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe. In this session, every topic of astrobiology will be discussed, including cosmic evolution, primitive Earth environments and origins of life, coevolution of life and Earth, life in extreme environments, etc.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authorsAkihiko Yamagishi(Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Department of Molecular Biology)
Motohide Tamura (The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science)