Origins Institute Public Lecture – Meet Our Young Scientists

David Braley Health Sciences Centre, Auditorium

11/02/2020, 7:00 pm - TO 11/02/2020 - 8:30 pm

Organizer: Alumni Advancement

My Calendar

Spend an evening with four of the Young Scientists in the Astrobiology Program run by McMaster’s Origins Institute. Learn about what these students are doing, why they are interested in astrobiology and what we can learn from their research.

The evening will be moderated by Paul Higgs, Origins Institute Director, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions to the panel of speakers.

We are excited to have the following four graduate students join us:

Renée-Claude Bider is an undergraduate student in Biophysics working on the prebiotic chemistry of RNA and lipid membranes using the Planet Simulator apparatus.

Sian Ford is a PhD student in Earth Sciences interested in microorganisms in extreme environments and how they might survive on other planets.

Ben Pearce is a PhD student in Astrophysics studying the formation of organic molecules on the early Earth and in the atmosphere of Titan.

Andrew Tupper is a PhD student in Biochemistry working on computer simulations of replicating RNA sequences and the Origin of Life.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:00 p.m. – doors open and light refreshments
7:30 p.m. – panel discussion

David Braley Health Sciences Centre (downtown)
100 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON

This event is FREE but please register to ensure your seat. Registration can be found here.