Events & Seminars

ENIGMA SPRING Seminar Series
(Detailed information on speakers and program virtual links will be posted separately below as the information becomes available)

April 15, 2024 | 4:00PM

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Liam Longo, Associate Research Scientist| Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology

April 1, 2024 | 1:00PM

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Speaker:  Ram Krishnamurthy, Professor of Chemistry | Scripps Research Institute

March 18, 2024 | 1:00PM

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Speaker: D. Eric Smith, External Professor | Santa Fe Institute

March 4, 2024 | 1:00PM

Mineral Evolution: A Case Study Of A New Natural Law

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

SpeakerRobert M. Hazen, Senior Staff Scientist | Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science

February 26, 2024 | 3:45PM

Revisiting the Composition of Earth’s Late-Stage Building Blocks

Location:Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room, 71 Dudley

Speaker: Katherine Bermingham, Assistant Professor | Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: DMCS Seminar Series

February 4, 2024 | 1:00PM

Searching for Signs of Life and its Origin on Other Planets

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Laurie Barge, Research Scientist | Planetary Chemistry and Astrobiology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

ENIGMA Fall Seminar Series
(Detailed information on speakers and program virtual links will be posted separately below as the information becomes available)

December 4, 2023 | 1:00PM

Environments on Early Mars from the Curiosity Rover and Terrestrial Analogue Studies

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 923 1490 7311
Password: 291001

Speaker: Elizabeth Rampe, Scientist, Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES), NASA

November 20, 2023 | 1:00PM

Electrochemical Insights on Hydrothermal Organic Chemistry – Next Steps in Electron-Transfer Reactions of Carboxylic Acids

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 948 0455 3513
Password: 477334

Speaker: Kristin N. Johnson-Finn, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

November 6, 2023 | 1:00PM

“Light to Life”: Important Roles of Photogeochemistry in Regulating the Availability of Nutrients on the Early Earth.

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 970 4489 8165
Password: 436993

Speaker: Jihua Hao, Senior Research Scientist, Geochemistry & Environmental Science, University of Science & Technology of China

October 25, 2023 | 2:30PM

Seeking Signs of Ancient Life in Jezero Crater, Mars

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Ashley Murphy, Postdoctoral Researcher, Planetary Sciences Institute and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

October 23, 2023 | 1:00PM

Learning the Language of Metagenomes to understand Molecular Function

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 948 0951 5300
Password: 614575

Speaker: Prabakaran Ramakrishnan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology & Computer Science, Emory University

October 10, 2023 | 1:00PM

Exploring Unknown Regions of Protein Fold Space

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 966 1556 7756
Password: 594462

Speaker: Lauren Porter, Stadtman Investigator, NIH, National Library of Medicine

September 13, 2023 | 12:00PM

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulators of Choanoflagellate Cell Biology

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Ζoom: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/92474132812?pwd=RDJYcDl

Meeting ID: 92474132812
Password: 517427

Speakers: Nicole Kin,  Investigator – Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor – Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Host: CABM Seminar Series, hosted by Vikas Nanda

May 19, 2023 | 5:00PM

“Nickelback – a possible hydrogenase on early Earth and implications for early peptide catalysts at the origins of life” presented by Jennifer Timm

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“Utilizing dynamical attributes to parse ferredoxin structural domains” presented by Jan Siess

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 913 7403 7268

Speakers: Jennifer Timm, Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University and Jan Siess, Graduate Student, Center for the Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University. Find abstracts here.

Host:  PCE3 Seminar Series

ENIGMA Spring Seminar Series
(Detailed information on speakers and program virtual links will be posted separately below as the information becomes available)

April 3, 2023 | 1:00PM

The Chemosynthetic Microbiome of Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents across Time and Space

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 940 5188 7483
Password: 810855

In-person location:  Rutgers Marine & Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room

Speaker: Costantino Vetriani, Professor, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Rutgers University

March 20, 2023 | 1:00PM

Deep Learning Approaches for Exploring the Origin of Oxidoreductases

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 960 2156 6344
Password: 256494

In-person location:  Rutgers Marine & Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room

Speaker: Brian J. Stockman| Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Adelphi University

March 6, 2023 | 1:00PM

Harnessing Conformational Dynamics and Computational Design to Generate Novel Enzymes

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 959 1401 0698
Password: 140982

Speaker: Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin | Professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

February 20, 2023 | 1:00PM

Evolution of Nutrient Colimitation in Microbial Communities

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 954 4827 5284
Password: 762133

In-person location CABM, Room 010 .

Speaker: Michael Manhart | Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine, Rutgers University

February 15, 2023 | 12:00PM

ENIGMA/CABM Joint Seminar
Chemical Manipulation of Iron Sulfur Cofactors

Location: HYBRID. Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 915 7365 0061
Password: 446089

In-person location CABM, Room 010 .

Speaker: Daniel Suess | Associate Professor Chemistry  Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Host: Vikas Nanda, ENIGMA Program and Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

February 6, 2023 | 1:00PM

Utilizing Dynamical Attributes to Parse Ferredoxin Structural Domains

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 994 6878 3727
Password: 217732

In-person location CABM, Room 010 .

Speaker: Jan Siess | Graduate Fellow,  Quantitative Biomedicine, Rutgers University

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

December 12, 2022 | 1:00PM

Sustaining Life with Genes and Proteins Designed De Novo

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. You can view the seminar here.

Meeting ID: 997 4385 5142, Password: enigma
In-person location CABM, Room 010

Speaker: Michael Hecht, Professor of Chemistry | Princeton University

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

November 28, 2022 | 1:00PM

Life as we don’t know it” at the very beginning? (bioenergetics’ take on emergence-of-life research)

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. You can view the seminar here.

Meeting ID: 944 4402 7263, Password: enigma

Speaker: Wolfgang Nitschke, Director of Research | Bioenergetics & Protein Engineering, CNRS

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

November 16, 2022 | 4:00PM

Aaron J. Shatkin Memorial Lecture

Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life

Location: Main Lecture Hall – RWJMS (Reception to follow in Great Hall)

Speaker: Frances H. Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor | Departments of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering & Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology

Host: Rutgers Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

November 14, 2022 | 1:00PM

Reinterpreting the Sedimentary Carbon and Sulfur Isotope Records in Light of Links between Earth’s Surface and Iinterior Carbon and Sulfur Cycles

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. You can view the seminar here.

Meeting ID: 981 6907 0267
Password: enigma

In-person location CABM, Room 010 .

Speaker: James Eguchi | Post-doctoral Researcher,  Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

November 7, 2022 | 1:00PM

Mineral Photoelectron Energy for Prebiotic Synthesis and Microbial Metabolism

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. You can view the seminar here.

Meeting ID: 985 9749 1641, Password: enigma

Speaker:  Anhuai Lu, Professor | School of Earth & Space Sciences, Peking University

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

November 1, 2022 | 11:00AM

Dinitrogen Fixation: Mo complexes and beyond

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.  

Meeting ID:  914 7700 9716   Password:  699735

Speaker: Nicolas Mezailles | University of Toulouse

Host: Rutgers Chemistry & Chemical Biology Colloquium Series

October 31, 2022 | 1:00PM

CryoEM Structures of the Nitrogenase Complex during Catalytic Turnover

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 922 5495 721 Password: 621562

Speaker:   Hannah Rutledge, Post-doctoral Researcher | Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry

October 19, 2022 | 1:00PM

Tightening the (Neural) Net

Location:  Presentation will be Hybrid.

In-Person location:
Institute for Food Nutrition & Health (IFNH)Room 101
61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, 08901

Hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.Meeting ID: 946 9871 5874 Password: 232437

Speaker:  Yana Bromberg, Professor | Dept.of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University

Host: Rutgers Biochemistry and Microbiology Department Fermentation Club Seminar

October 18, 2022 | 5:30PM

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Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and Origins of Life

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. In-person location Physics, Room 303W for Weekly Seminars.

Speaker: Paul Falkowski | Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: Rutgers Physics & Astronomy Seminar

October 17, 2022 | 1:00PM

Exploring Ocean Worlds: Ocean System Science to Support the Search for Life

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 935 6425 0380, Password: enigma

Speaker:  Chris German, Senior Scientist | Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.

October 3, 2022 | 1:00PM

The Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity(CISS) Effect 

Location:  Presentation hosted on Zoom. Find recording here.

Speaker:  Yossi Paltiel, Professor | Dept. of Applied Physics and the Center for Nano science and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

September 14, 2022 | 11:30AM

Mineral Informatics: The next frontier in Earth and planetary science

Location:  Wright Reiman Auditorium. Presentation will be hosted in-person and on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Shaunna Morrison, Carnegie Research Scientist | Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science

Host: Rutgers EPS Colloquium

June 21, 2022 | 2:00PM

On the Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and Biosphere: A Mineral Evolution Perspective

Location: Presentation will be hosted by NASA-Ames. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: (access code): 2764 024 7080. Password: 9miMiTJz@72

Speaker:  Bob Hazen | Senior Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science and Robinson Professor of Earth Science, Emeritus, at George Mason University.

Host: 2022 NASA-Ames Summer Series.

June 9, 2022 | 1:00PM

Mineral Informatics:  A Mineralogist’s Perspective

Location: Presentation will be hosted by PCE3. Register here.

Speaker:  Shaunna Morrison | Research Scientist, Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science

Host: PCE3 Seminar Series #14. Visit the PCE3 Seminar Series website for previous sessions.

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

June 9, 2022 | 1:00PM

Mineral Informatics:  A Data Scientist’s Perspective

Location: Presentation will be hosted by PCE3. Register here

Speaker:  Anirudh Prabhu | Geo-Informatics Scientist,  Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science

Host: PCE3 Seminar Series #14.  Visit the PCE3 Seminar Series website for previous sessions.

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

RUTGERS 5th ANNUAL ENIGMA

ASTROBIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

May 10-11, 2022

Agenda here
Abstracts Pamphlet here
PDF version here

Symposium was held in Hybrid Format – Hosted on Zoom and at Rutgers 

679 Hoes Lane West • Piscataway, New Jersey • 08854-8021

Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM EDT

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.

Date: Wednesday, May 11
Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM EDT

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.

Recording of 2022 Symposium can be found on ENIGMA YouTube Channel here

March 7, 2022 | 1:00PM

Exploring Aggregation Prone Regions in Human Proteome: Insights from Proteome-wide in silico Analyses

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.

Speaker: Prabakaran Ramakrishnan | Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, India

February 21, 2022 | 1:00PM

Unraveling the Primary Reactions in Photosynthesis- Photosystem I (PSI) and PSI-ferredoxin Co-complex

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.

Speaker:  Jyotirmoy Mondal | Graduate Research Assistant, Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

February 21, 2022 | 3:30PM

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Geomicrobiology of Assimilatory Sulfate Reduction

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.

Speaker:  Nathan Yee, Professor | Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: Dept. of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

February 7, 2022 | 1:00PM

Small Peptide Catalysts and How to Find Them

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.  Meeting ID: 999 4411 4093
Password: enigma

Speaker: Jennifer Timm | Post-doctoral Researcher, Rutgers University

January 24, 2022 | 1:00PM

Evaluating Mineral Lattices as Evolutionary Proxies for Metalloprotein Evolution

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.

Speaker: Kenneth McGuinness | Post-doctoral Researcher, Rutgers University

December 6, 2021 | 1:00PM

The Formation and Stability of Potentially Prebiotic Iron-sulfur Peptides and Protocells

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom. 

Speaker: Sheref Mansy, Professor of Chemistry | University of Alberta​

November 22, 2021 | 1:00PM

The Building Blocks of the Solar System and Earth

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.  Join seminar here.  Meeting ID:  985 4260 3152  Password: enigma

Speaker: Katherine Bermingham, Assistant Professor | Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

November 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM

Pushing the Boundaries with (and of)…Data Science

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom. 

Speaker: Anirudh Prabhu | Geo-informatics Scientist, Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science

November 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM

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Deep Time Evolutionary Inference using both Sequence and Structural Information of the Protein

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.

Speaker: Saroj Poudel | NASA Post-doctoral Program Fellow, Rutgers University

October 27, 2021 | 1:30PM

Biological Regulation of Earth’s Early Atmosphere and Potential Bioinorganic Feedbacks

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.

Speaker: Aubrey Zerkle | Reader, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews

October 11, 2021 | 1:00PM

The Origin(s) of Viruses

Location: Presentations hosted on Zoom.

Speaker: Jason T. Kaelber | Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, Rutgers University

October 6, 2021 | 7:00PM

From Apollo to Artemis and Beyond: A future as bright as the Moon

Location: Presentations hosted on Webex. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Juliane Gross |  Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University and NASA Deputy Apollo Sample Curator

Host: Rutgers EPS Colloquium

September 20, 2021 | 1:00PM

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Empowering AI-Driven Insights into Biologicial Complexity – for life on Earth, in space, and in our search for life on other planets

Location: Presentations hosted on Zoom.

Speaker: Adrienne Hoarfrost | NASA Post-doctoral Program Fellow, Rutgers University

September 15, 2021 | 10:45AM

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Light to Life on Earth

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Find recording here.

Speaker: Paul Falkowski |  Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: Rutgers Mathematical Physics Seminar

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

July 15, 2021 | 1:00PM

On the Brink of Stability: Redox Dependent Conformational Changes of the Nitrogenase P-Cluster

Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.  Find recording here (talk starts at 28:30)

Speaker: Hannah Rutledge | UCSD Graduate Student

Host: PCE3 Seminar Series

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

RUTGERS 4th ANNUAL ENIGMA

ASTROBIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

Agenda here

Abstracts Pamphlet here
PDF version here

Date: Tuesday, June 8

Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM EDT
Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.
 
Date: Wednesday, June 9
Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM EDT
Location: Presentation hosted on Zoom.
 
Recording of 2021 Symposium on ENIGMA YouTube Channel here

May 26, 2021 | 1:30PM

Are there Biophysical, Physiological, and Coding Constraints to Genome and Proteome Stoichiometries?

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.  Join seminar here. Meeting ID: 952 3835 2494. Password: enigma

Speaker: Ignacio Sanchez, Researcher | Univ. of Buenos Aires

May 19, 2021

Professional Development Workshop for K12 teachers on integrating Astrobiology in the Classroom

Featuring:  Rutgers scientists Dr. Vik Nanda and Dr. Corday Selden.

This virtual workshop is FREE and open to ALL K12 teachers nationwide.

Register here.

May 12, 2021 | 1:30PM

N2 Fixation i​​n the Modern Ocean:  Recent Insights

Stable Isotope Metallomics: Developing Tools to Explore Biological Metal use Through Time

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.

Speaker:Corday Selden | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

April 28, 2021 | 1:30PM

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On the Importance/Design of Metal Selectivity in Protein Scaffolds

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.

Speaker: Akif Tezcan, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry | UC San Diego

April 14, 2021 | 1:30PM

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A Gap between Catalysis and Autocatalysis

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.

Speaker:  Vikas Nanda, Professor | Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University

March 31, 2021 | 1:30PM

Quantifying Structural Relationships of Metal Binding Sites Suggests Origins of Biological Electron Transfer

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.  Join seminar here.

Speaker:  Yana Bromberg, Associate Professor | Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University

RUTGERS-NASA ENIGMA

ONE DAY BIOINFORMATICS BOOT CAMP

Date: March 4, 2021

Agenda here.

Recording of Boot Camp – here.

March 3, 2021 | 1:30PM

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A Sulfate Story: From Continental Weathering to Assimilation by Microbial Life

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.  Join seminar here. Meeting ID:  989 6405 1286, Password: enigma

Speaker:  Nathan Yee, Professor | Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

February 17, 2021 | 1:30PM

Can an Early Hot Mars Resolve the Faint Young Sun Paradox?

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom.  Join seminar here. Meeting ID:  951 4595 5230, Password: 552905.  Find recording here.

Speaker:  Lujendra Ojha, Assistant Professor | Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

February 3, 2021 | 1:30PM

Decoding Traces of Early Life in the Rock Record

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Mirna Daye | Post-doctoral Researcher

January 27, 2021 | 12:30PM

Metalloproteins at the Crossroads of Design and Nature

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Webex. Join seminar here. Meeting number (access code): 120 282 0326 Meeting password: GpSK9U2u2Gd

Speakers: Keynote speaker Hannah Shafaat | Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University and Ph.D. and Post-docs researchers. Organized by Bhanu Jagilinki, Rutgers University. Contact for more information – bhanu.jagilinki@rutgers.edu

See agenda here.

See abstract here.

January 20, 2021 | 1:30PM

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Recent Advances in the Designing of Helical Bundles with Metal Binding Centers

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Bhanu Prakash Jagilinki| Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

December 7, 2020 | 1:00PM

Utilizing Disorder in Natural and Designed Proteins and Enzymes

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Ron Koder | Associate Professor, Depts. of Physics and Chemistry & Biochemistry Biology, City College of New York.

RUTGERS-NASA ENIGMA

ONE DAY GEOLOGY BOOT CAMP

Date: November 19, 2020

Agenda here.

Recording of Boot Camp here.

November 9, 2020 | 1:00PM

Reconstructing a Primordial Hydrogenase

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here. (This talk will be an in-depth presentation building on previous Oct. 19th talk)

Speaker: Jennifer Timm | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

October 26, 2020 | 1:00PM

Structural Analysis of Ancient Metalloproteins: Finding Recurrent Repetitive Elements

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Diego Ferreiro | Professor, Dept. of Biological Chemistry, Universidad de Buenos Aires

October 21, 2020 | 11:30AM

Star Dust

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Katherine Bermingham, Assistant Professor | Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences Colloquium

Abstract here

October 19, 2020 | 3:40PM

Towards Reconstruction of a Primordial Hydrogenase

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here. Meeting number/access code: 120 972 9636, Meeting Password: dmcs2020. Find recording here.

Speaker: Jennifer Timm | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

Host: Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences

October 14, 2020 | 9:00AM

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The Origin and Emergence of Global Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom by iFast: The International Forum on Advanced Environmental Sciences and Technology. Find recording here.

Speaker: Paul Falkowski |  Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: Institute for Environmental Genomics, The University of Oklahoma and Central South University, China

Flyer here

October 12, 2020 | 3:40PM

Cycling Phosphorus in Planetary Ocean Waters: Early Earth and Enceladus

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here Meeting number/access code: 120 972 9636, Meeting Password: dmcs2020

Speaker: Jihua Hao | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

Host: Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences

October 12, 2020 | 1:00PM

Multiproxy Records of the End-Devonian Hangenberg Crisis in the Appalachian Basin, USA

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Aaron Martinez | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

September 28, 2020 | 1:00PM

Toward Completing the Earth’s Electron Transport System

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here.

Speaker: Kenneth McGuinness | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

September 17, 2020 | 1:00PM

On the Nature of Europa’s Surface Chemistry and the Possibility of a Radiolytic Redox Cycling

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on WebEx.  Join seminar here.  Find recording here.

Speaker:  Kevin Peter Hand | Deputy Project Scientist, Europa, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

August 14, 2020 | 2.00 - 14:00 PT / 15:00 - 16:00 ET / 20:00 - 22:00 BST

Frontier Development Lab US 2020 Virtual Showcase – Space Science & AI Showcase

Of Special Note: Presentation by ENIGMA post-doctoral fellow Adrienne Hoarfrost as member of Astronaut Health team. Find recording here with talk by Astronaut Health team starting at 47:11.

Location: Find event information here. Registration here.

Host: Frontier Development Lab in partnership with NASA and the SETI Institute

July 29, 2020 | 11:30AM

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Enigma Breakthroughs: Results from the Field

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Join seminar here. Find recording here.

Speaker: Paul Falkowski, Distinguished Professor | Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences Summer Science Series

Recorded talk can be found under Presentations menu.

June 24, 2020 | 11:30AM

Recent Missions to Mars

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on WebEx.  Find recording here

Speaker:  Lujendra Ojha, Professor | Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Host: Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences Summer Science Series

RUTGERS 3RD ANNUAL ENIGMA ASTROBIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

Date: Tuesday, June 16-Wednesday, June 17

Time: 12:00noon to 16:15 EST both days

Location: Symposium will be virtually hosted on WebEx

Find recording on our ENIGMA YouTube Channel here.

May 18, 2020 | 1:00PM

Why Should Life Maintain Chirality

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. Join seminar here.

Meeting ID: 938 9025 0750, Password: 490725

Speaker:  Yossi Paltiel, Professor | Dept. of Applied Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

May 4, 2020 | 1:00PM

Chemical Composition of Enceladus Seawater and its Implications to Habitability

Location: Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Meeting number (access code): 191 273 998 Meeting password: DrYGumhA899 (Join Seminar Here)

Speaker: Jihua Hao | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

April 29, 2020 | 1:00PM

Photosynthetic Life in Extreme Environments: How Desert Sand Crust Cyanobacteria Survive Hydration/Desiccation Cycles

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. (Join Seminar Here)

Speaker: Nir Keren | Dept. of Environmental Plant Physiology, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Host: Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology Fermentation Webinar

Flyer/Abstract

April 22, 2020 | 1:00PM

From Structure to Function of Primordial Events

Location:  Presentation will be hosted by the Building Worlds Seminar Series. (Join Seminar Here)

Speaker: Douglas Pike | Rutgers University Research Scientist

Flyer/Abstract

April 22, 2020 | 1:00PM

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Subsurface Biosphere Diversity Tracks Deep Plate Processes in a Subduction Zone

Location: Presentation will be hosted on Zoom. (Join Seminar Here)

Speaker: Donato Giovannelli | Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology of the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Host: Dr. Tamar Barkay, Dept. of Biochemistry & Microbiology

April 20, 2020 | 1:00PM

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Data Science Approaches Reveal Environmental Drivers Behind Microbial Oxidoreductase Abundance in Volcanic Ecosystems

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on WebEx. Meeting number (access code):   795 656 905, Meeting password: Vs49pAMcdP3  (Join Seminar Here)

Speaker:  Joy Buongiorno | Carnegie Institution for Science · Geophysical Laboratory Post-doctoral Researcher

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Prediction of Metal-binding Proteins from Protein Sequences

Speaker:  Ariel Aptekmann | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

April 6, 2020 | 1:00PM

Mimicking Metalloprotein Evolution by Combination Metal Binding Motifs and Continuous Evolution

Location:  Presentation will be hosted on WebEx.  Meeting number (access code): 795 738 133 , Meeting password:  DAqVAvKj (Join Seminar Here).

Speaker:  Julian Esselborn | University of Southern California, San Diego Post-doctoral Researcher

March 23, 2020 | 1:00PM

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Understanding the Origins of Bacterial Ferredoxins

Location:  Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, via  WebEx only.

Speaker:  Bhanu Jagilinki | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

March 9, 2020 | 1:00PM

Preservation of Organic Carbon in Dolomitized Cambrian Stromatolites

Location:  Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker:  Ashley Murphy |  Rutgers University Graduate Student

March 4, 2020 | 12:00PM Noon

Voyage from the Gates of the Hadean

Location: CABM 010 Seminar Room 679 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, New Jersey

Speaker: Loren Williams | Institute for Bioengineering & Biological Sciences

Please call (848) 445-9787 for additional information.

Flyer/Abstract (PDF)

February 28, 2020 | 1:00PM

Modelling Dynamics in Solids: From Origin of Life to Modern Challenges

Location: Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Bldg. Room 223, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ

Speaker: Valentina Erastova | University of Edinburgh, UK, School of Chemistry

Host: Dr. Nathan Yee, nyee@envsci.rutgers.edu 848-932-5714

Flyer/Abstract (PDF)

February 24, 2020 | 1:00PM

Reinventing the First Hydrogenases

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Joshua Mancini | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

February 10, 2020 | 1:00PM

Investigating the Proteins involved in CODH Maturation

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Jennifer Timm | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

December 9, 2019 | 1:00PM

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Design to Distribution: The History of Nitrogenase

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Saroj Poudel | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

November 18, 2019 | 1:00PM

Cycling Phosphorus on the Early Earth and Enceladus

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Jihua Hao | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

November 4, 2019 | 1:00PM

Evolutionary Relationships Between Low Potential Ferredoxin and Flavodoxin Electron Carriers

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Ian Campbell | Rice University PhD student

October 21, 2019 | 1:00PM

Dimensionality Reduction of Protein Structure for Phylogenetic Analysis and Design of Putative Ancestral Proteins

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Douglas Pike | Rutgers University Laboratory Researcher

September 30, 2019 | 1:00PM

Learning the Language of Life

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Adrienne Hoarfrost | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

September 16, 2019 | 1:00PM

Prediction of Metal-binding Proteins from Sequence

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Ariel Aptekmann | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

May 7, 2019 | May 8, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

RUTGERS ANNUAL ENIGMA ASTROBIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

Location: Rutgers-New Brunswick Cook Campus, 61 Dudley Road, Institute for Food, Nutrition, & Health –  Room 101

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Downloads:

ENIGMA Flyer (PDF)
Complete Meeting Agenda (PDF)

May 2, 2019 | 12:30 PM

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Rewiring Photosynthesis: Fusion of Hydrogenase to Photosystem I to improve in Vivo Algal Hydrogen

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Kevin Redding, PhD | Arizona State University Professor, School of Molecular Sciences

April 5, 2019 | 1:00 PM

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Probing Multinuclear Iron-sulfur Protein Biogenesis with a De Novo designed Protein

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Bhanu Prakash Jagilinki | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

February 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM

The Quest for Smart(er) Avidins: Old Dog – New Tricks

Location: Rutgers, CABM, Room 010, 679 Hoes Lane, Piscataway

Speaker: Oded Livnah, PhD | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
Chairman, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences

February 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Investigating Vanadium’s Evolving Redox Chemistry and the Expanding Total Mineral Network

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road

Speakers:
Eli Moore, PhD | Rowan University Assistant Professor, Environmental Science

Stephanie Spielman | Rowan University Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

January 30, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Seminar Series: Evolution of metalloproteins inferred through structurally constrained sequence alignments

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Alampi Room, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Kenneth McGuinness | Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

January 15, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Advanced Analytics and Visualization Applications in Earth and Planetary Science

Location: Rutgers, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Wright-Rieman, 610 Taylor Road

Speaker: Shaunna Morrison, Carnegie Institute Post-doctoral Researcher

December 21, 2019 | 3:00 PM

NAI Seminar Series: Assembling Minimal Protein Scaffolds that are Catalytically Active using Abundant Metals on an Early Earth

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Joshua Mancini, Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

November 20, 2018 | 4:00 PM

The Influence of the Great Oxygenation Event on the Structure and Function of Type | Photosynthetic Reaction Centers

Location: Rutgers, CABM, Room 010, 679 Hoes Lane, Piscataway

Speaker: John Goldbeck, PhD | The Pennsylvania State University, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics , Professor of Chemistry

November 16, 2018 | 4:00 PM

STEMcosR: STEM Community Outreach Symposium at Rutgers

Keynote lecture: Light to Life

Location: Rutgers, Chemistry Building, Auditorium, 610 Taylor Road

Speaker: Paul Falkowski, Rutgers, Distinguished Professor, Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources

November 09, 2018 | 4:00 PM

NAI Seminar Series: Ferredoxin Scaffoldss

Location: Rutgers, Marine & Coastal Sciences, Room 203, 71 Dudley Road

Speaker: Andrew Mutter, Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

October 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM

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NAI Seminar Series: Origin and Evolution of Biological Catalysts

Location: Rutgers, CABM, Room 010, 679 Hoes Lane, Piscataway

Speaker: Saroj Poudel, Rutgers University Post-doctoral Researcher

October 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM

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Evolution and Engineering of Protein Electron Transfer

Location: Princeton University, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Lecture Hall A32

Speaker: Vikas Nanda, Rutgers, Professor, Department of Biochemistry

October 12, 2018 | 4:00 PM

NAI Seminar Series: Bio-inspired Design of Minimalistic Electron Transfer Proteins

Location: Rutgers, CABM, Room 010, 679 Hoes Lane, Piscataway

Speaker: Douglas Pike, Rutgers University Graduate Student