ISSOL 2020

ISSOL 2020

Purpose and Scope

The International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL) has the great pleasure of inviting all of those interested in the scientific aspects of the origin of life and related issues to attend the XIXth International Conference on the Origin of Life. This conference provides an important opportunity for chemists, biologists, natural historians, planetary scientists, astronomers, and others to meet and tackle the issue of the transition from non-living systems to the living state. Some of the principle aims and goals of the conference are to:

  • Understand how organic matter involved in this transition could have been formed and transitioned to a 
    living system;
  • Share new results regarding the physico-chemical environments on the early Earth;
  • Exchange studies on the evolution of life at its earliest stages and identify the traces left in the 
    geological record;
  • Check the possibility that a similar process could have evolved in other places of the solar system 
    or exoplanets;
  • Consider the philosophical and historical issues associated with the developments of these 
    research approaches.

Participation from early career researchers will be particularly welcome at the conference.