Transversity 2011 - Losinj Croatia

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Sunday, 24th September

18:30-19:30 Registration and welcome drink in Lošinj

Monday, 25th September

09:00-09:30 Registration

Opening Session (chairman: Giovanni Vladilo)

09:30-09:45 Franco Bradamante (ECSAC)

Welcome from ECSAC pdf file

09:45-10:00 Welcome address of local authorities

10:00-10:10 Raffaele Saladino (President of the Italian Astrobiology Society)

Welcome address pdf file

10:10-10:30 Stefano Fantoni (Fondazione Internazionale Trieste)

ESOF: towards Trieste 2020 pdf file

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:20 Fabio Pagan (INAF-OATs)

Conferences on Life in the Universe at Trieste pdf file

11:20-11:30 Giovanni Vladilo (INAF-OATs, Trieste)

Introducing the XVII ECSAC Conference pdf file

11:30-12:10 Antonio Lazcano (Colegio Nacional & UNAM, Mexico)

Life in the Universe: a short history of a big question pdf file

Lunch break


Session 1: Prebiotic chemistry (chairman: Marco Fulle)

16:00-16:40 Izaskun Jimenez-Serra (Queen Mary Univ. London)

Prebiotic chemistry in the ISM: from Cold Cores to Galactic Center Clouds pdf file

16:40-17:20 John Brucato (INAF-OA Arcetri, Florence)

Mineral-biomolecules interactions: detect organic compounds in space pdf file

17:20-17:40 Coffee break

17:40-18:20 Dimitrios Skouteris (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Formation mechanisms of prebiotic molecules in the interstellar medium pdf file

18:20-19:00 Cristina Puzzarini (Univ. of Bologna, Bologna)

Prebiotic molecules in interstellar space: rotational spectroscopy and quantum

chemistry pdf file


Tuesday, 26th September


Session 2: Origin and early evolution of life (chairman: Raffaele Saladino)

09:00-09:40 Ernesto di Mauro ("La Sapienza" Univ., Rome, Italy)

From one-carbon atom formamide to pre-biogenic systems the path is tenuous but continuous pdf file

09:40-10:20 Antonio Lazcano (Colegio Nacional & UNAM, Mexico)

Prebiotic evolution and the RNA world pdf file

10:20-10:50 Coffee break

10:50-11:30 Omer Markovitch (Univ. of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Chemical Evolution in a Pre-RNA World missing pdf file

11:30-12:10 Tommaso Fraccia (Univ. of Milano, Italy)

Liquid Crystal Self-Assembly of dNTPs and rNTPs as Autocatalytic Pathway for

Ribozymes Formation pdf file

Lunch break

16:00-16:40 Irma Lozada-Chavez (Univ. of Leipzig, Germany)

Differential evolution of noncoding DNA across eukaryotes and its close relationship

with complex multicellularity missing pdf file


Session 3: Life in extreme environments (chairman: John Brucato)

16:40-17:20 Andrea Strazzulli (Univ. Federico II, Naples, Italy)

An eventful life in the hot springs: hyperthermophilic microbiome variations during

seasonal and geophysical events pdf file

17:20-17:40 Coffee break

17:40-18:20 Sergey Bulat (Petersburg Nuclear Physics Inst., Saint-Petersburg-Gatchina, Russia)

The search for life in the subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica pdf file

18:20-19:00 Andrea Baucon (Univ. of Modena, Italy & Geopark Naturtejo, Portugal)

Organism-substrate interactions: from the Adriatic Sea to Mars pdf file

Wednesday, 27th September


Session 4: Astrobiology in the Solar System (chairman: Fabio Pagan)

09:00-09:40 Marco Fulle (INAF-OATs, Trieste, Italy)

The Rosetta Mission: Overview pdf file

09:40-10:20 Kathrin Altwegg (Univ. of Bern, Switzerland)

Organics in comet 67P/Churyomov-Gerasimenko and its relation with Earth pdf file

10:20-10:50 Coffee break


Wednesday, 27thSeptember(continued)

10:50-11:30 Rosalba Bonaccorsi (NASA, Ames Research Center/ SETI Institute)

High, Low, Hot, and Cold Extremes and the Search for Life in the Solar System pdf file

11:30-12:10 Miguel Chavez (INAOE, Puebla, Mexico)

Astrobiology with the Large Millimeter Telescope pdf file

Lunch break

14:15-19:30 Boat trip or alternative excursion

Thursday, 28th September


Session 5: Life studies in silico (chairman: Giovanni Vladilo)

09:00-09:40 Marco Saitta (Univ. Sorbonne, Paris)

From quantum computational physics to the origins of life pdf file

09:40-10:10 Ali Hassanali (ICTP - Trieste)

Aqueous solutions in Silico: Water, Ions, Protons & Proteins missing pdf file

10:10-10:30 Coffee break


Session 6: Protoplanetary disks and astrobiology (chairman: Antonello Provenzale)

10:30-11:10 Giovanni Dipierro (Univ. of Leicester, UK)

Protoplanetary discs in the ALMA era pdf file

11:10-11:50 Cecile Favre (INAF-OA Arcetri, Florence)

Organic molecules in protoplanetary disks pdf file


Session 7: Exoplanets and life beyond the Solar System (chairman: Fabio Pagan)

11:50-12:30 Alessandro Sozzetti (INAF-OATo, Torino)

The Quest for Terrestrial, Habitable Worlds pdf file

Lunch break

16:00-16:40 Giuseppina Micela (INAF-OAPa, Palermo)

Planetary atmospheres and host stars pdf file

16:40-17:20 Isabella Pagano (INAF-OACt, Catania)

CHEOPS and PLATO: the ESA roadmap to detect and characterize extrasolar planets pdf file

17:20-17:40 Coffee break


Session 8: Planetary climate and habitability (chairman: Laura Silva)

17:40-18:20 Giovanni Vladilo (INAF-OATs, Trieste)

On the challenge of defining temperature criteria of habitability pdf file

Special Event (chairman: Franco Bradamante)

18:20-18:50 Stefano Ruffo (SISSA, Trieste)

Refugee Scientists: Global and Local Perspectives pdf file

20:00 Conference dinner at restaurant Marina (Veli Lošinj)


Friday, 29th September


Session 8: Planetary climate and habitability (cont.) (chairman: Laura Silva)

09:00-09:40 Antonello Provenzale (IGG-CNR, Pisa, Italy)

The living planet: geosphere-biosphere interactions in the Earth System dynamics missing pdf file

09:40-10:20 Giuseppe Murante (INAF-OATs, Trieste)

Exploring the climate parameter space of rocky planets missing pdf file


Closing session (chairman: Ernesto di Mauro)

10:20-10:50 Open questions - Conference summary

10:50-11:20 Coffee break

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