AbSciCon (astrobiology conference) 2021

Country: USA

City: Atlanta

Abstr. due: 16.09.2020

Dates: 09.05.21 — 14.05.21

Area Of Sciences: Biology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: https://agu.confex.com/agu/abscicon21/gateway.cgi

Organizers: https://www.agu.org/AbSciCon/2021/About/Scientific-Organizing-Committee


AbSciCon 2021 is the next in a series of conferences organized by the astrobiology community. Origins and Exploration: From Stars to Cells is the theme.

The conference brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future. Diversity, interdisciplinary research and engaging topics make AbSciCon the premier conference for astrobiology.

Session themes

Session conveners must select a primary theme for the session proposal. Themes for AbSciCon 2021 are

  • Alternate and agnostic biosignatures
  • Characterizing habitable zone exoplanet
  • Energy sources and metabolic pathways in the environment
  • Evidence for early life on Earth
  • Evolution and diversification of life: OoL to LUCA to Eukaryogenesis
  • Mission to Mars: Life detection and habitability
  • Ocean worlds near and far
  • Philosophy, history, education and community development
  • Star-planet-planetary system interactions and habitability
  • Subsurface habitability and life

Conference Web-Site: https://www.agu.org/abscicon