Lectures and seminars What is life? & The future of biology: How does chemistry come alive? Energy and matter at the origin of life
Speaker: Nick Lane, Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry, University College London
Host: Ingemar Ernberg
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Meeting ID: 698 8193 3045
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Nick Lane Biography
Nick 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 his 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 UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research, and is leading the UCL 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 recognized by the Biochemical Society Award in 2015 and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize in 2016.