Events & Seminars

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The New Apollo Samples

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

Speaker: Juliane Gross, Associate Professor | Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

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

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. Find recording here.

Speaker: Katherine Berminham, 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. Find recording here with talk by Astronaut Health team starting at 1:43:20.

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

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, 2018 | 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