Energy and matter at the origin of life – and why it matters

"More people should know about this guy’s work" - Bill Gates

  • Mon 29th Oct 2018

Prof. Nick Lane, UCL

Prof. Nick Lane is Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. His research focuses on how energy flow constrains evolution from the origin of life to the traits of complex multicellular organisms. He is a co-director of the new Centre for Life’s Origins and Evolution (CLOE) at UCL, and author of four celebrated books on life’s origins and evolution. His work has been recognized by the Biochemical Society Award in 2015 and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize in 2016.

Attending lectures

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Further resources

Bill Gates on Nick Lane's book "The Vital Question"

The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation from a CSAR PhD Student Award winner

Adapting plant biology for more efficient biomass conversion to fuels and novel industrial materials

Jan Lyczakowski, University of Cambridge