San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
25 - 29 August 2013
Conference 8865
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XVI
Tuesday 27 August 2013
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Abstract Due:
11 February 2013

Author Notification:
22 April 2013

Manuscript Due Date:
31 July 2013

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Chairs' Welcome and Introductions
Tuesday 27 August 2013
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Memorial tribute to astrobiology pioneers Dr. David S. Mckay and academician Georgy A. Zavarzin
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Session 1:
Astrobiology of Mars
Tuesday 27 August 2013
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Implications of Curiosity's findings for the Viking labeled-release experiment and life on Mars (Invited Paper)
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Perchlorates are compatible with life on Earth: Why not Mars?
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Session 2:
Biomolecules and Microfossils in Carbonaceous Meteorites and Terrestrial Rocks I
Tuesday 27 August 2013
9:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Impact of prebiotic synthesis and diagenesis on the distribution, stereochemistry, and stable isotope composition of amino acids in carbonaceous meteorites (Invited Paper)
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Fossilized diatoms in meteorites from recent falls in Sri Lanka (Invited Paper)
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Acritarchs in carbonaceous meteorites and terrestrial rocks
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Physical, chemical, and mineral properties of the Polonnaruwa stones
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Red rain in Sri Lanka (Invited Paper)
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Comets and entropy hydrodynamics: How does evolution violate the 2nd law?
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Session 3:
Prebiotic Chemistry and Extraterrestrial Life
Tuesday 27 August 2013
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Development of the algorithm for life for the search for extraterrestrial life
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On the role of the molecular recognition principles in astrobiology
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Potential alternate life biochemistries
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Session 4:
Microbial Extremophiles I
Tuesday 27 August 2013
2:15 PM - 3:20 PM
Evolution of life in three-dimensional modeling (Invited Paper)
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Some unique features of alkaliphilic anaerobes
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Elongation Factor-Tu (EF-Tu) proteins structural stability and bioinformatics in ancestral gene reconstruction
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Assessing fluctuating evolutionary pressure in yeast and mammal evolutionary rate covariation using bioinformatics of meiotic protein genetic sequences
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Session 5:
Microbial Extremophiles II
Tuesday 27 August 2013
4:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Autofluorescence characteristics of the red rain cells (Invited Paper)
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Analysis of Sri Lankan red rain cells
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Microorganisms in the coloured rain of Sri Lanka
(Canceled)
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Session 6:
Prebiotic Chemistry, Horizontal Gene Transfer, and Panspermia
Tuesday 27 August 2013
5:05 PM - 6:30 PM
Horizontal gene transfer (Invited Paper)
(Canceled)
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Influence of salts, including amino acids, on the rate and outcome of the in-water prebiotic reactions
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Panspermia: a transformative paradigm with sociological and commercial implications
(Canceled)
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Galactic evolution and the increasing opportunities for life
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