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2022 Annual ENIGMA Astrobiology Symposium

10 May, 2022

Paul Falkowski - Rutgers University

Welcome and Introduction

Vikas Nanda - Rutgers University

Theme 1 Overview

Salma Kassem - City University of New York

Approaches for the In-situ Emergence of Functionality in Peptide-based Systems

Yana Bromberg - Rutgers University

Theme 2 Overview

Nir Ben-Tal - Tel Aviv University

Protein Archeology: How Proteins Emerged and Evolve? 

Nathan Yee - Rutgers University

Theme 3 Overview

Dru Myerscough - Rice University

Determinants of Multiheme Cytochrome Electron Transfer Uncovered by Systematic Mutation

Bhanu Jagilinki - Washington State University

Selenium Oxidoreductases – A Promising Alternative Biochemistry for more Reducing Worlds

Saroj Poudel - Quantum Si

Ecological Distribution of Nitrogenase Reveals Modern Isoforms Evolved to Potentially Bind Charged Proteins to Mitigate Oxygen Toxicity 

Diego Ferreiro - University Buenos Aires

From Evolution to Folding of Repeat-Proteins

Anirudh Prabhu, Carnegie Institute for Science

Can Network Science Help Identify Biosignatures?

11 May, 2022

Paul Falkowski - Rutgers University

Welcome and Introduction

Michael Wong - Carnegie Institute for Science

From NOx to Networks: My Astrobiological Journey 

Shaunna Morrison - Carnegie Institute for Science

A Brief Introduction to the Mineralogy of Mars 

Corday Selden - Rutgers University

Experimental Investigation of Amino Acid Binding as a Mechanism for Fractionating Metal Stable Isotopes in Proteins 

Daniel Hummer - Southern Illinois University

Data Mining the Past: Using Large Mineral Datasets to Trace Earth’s Geochemical History

Janice McDonnell - Rutgers University

Education and Outreach Overview

Kevin Hand - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space