RSC Prize Lecture - Dr Claudia Bonfio

19 February 2020, 2.00 PM - 19 February 2020, 4.00 PM

Lecture Theatre 4

RSC Prize Lecture - Dalton Emerging Research Winner 2019 

Speaker - Claudia Bonfio, University of Cambridge 

TitleTowards the emergence of modern cells

Abstract -The complexity of modern biochemistry suggests that a systems chemistry approach is required to understand and potentially recapitulate the intricate network of prebiotic reactions that led to the emergence of life. Early cells probably relied upon compatible and interconnected chemistries to link RNA, peptides and membranes. Our findings describe a potentially prebiotic network of reactions in which the components of primitive cells could have spontaneously accumulated, selectively undergone activation and reacted to yield new species, which enabled the emergence of cells with increasingly advanced functionalities.

 

Academic Host - Pierga Gobbo 

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