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Date: May 23-25, 2011
This symposium covered the question of how Life began, from a molecular perspective.
Speakers included Craig Venter, Nobel Prize winner Jack Szostak, Joan Steitz, Gerald Joyce and Susan Lindquist.
Lectures, in chronologial order:
Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute, United States
Jack Szostak, 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
Joan Steitz, Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
Gustavo Caetano-Anolles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Jennifer Blank, Carl Sagan Center, SETI Institute, United States
Gerald Joyce, Scripps Research Institute, United States
Michael Russel, California Institute of Technology, United States
Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT, United States
Eske Willerslev, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Charles Kurland, Evolutionary Biology Centre, BMC, Uppsala, Sweden