• Home
  • IAC Papers Archive
  • Public Website
  • Home
  • event
  • IAC-13
  • A1
  • 5
  • session 5

    Title

    Astrobiology and Exploration

    Description

    Astrobiology plays a key role in the preparation of space exploration endeavours to find life in our solar system and beyond. Investigating habitability constraints and instrument technology to search for organic compounds and life provides support to current and future robotic missions to inner and outer solar system bodies as well as human exploration missions targeting the Earth-Moon-Mars space. The session invites papers of astrobiological content supporting space exploration.

    Date

    2013-09-25

    Time

    14:45

    Room

    303B

    IPC members
    • Chairman: Dr. Petra Rettberg, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany;

    • Chairman: Mr. Yufen Zhao, CAS, China;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Inge ten Kate, SETI Institute, United States;

    papers

    Order

    Presentation status

    Mode

    Paper title

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    15'

    Phosphorus Chemistry and Evolution of Biological Molecules

    Prof.Dr. Yufen Zhao

    Xiamen University

    China

    2

    confirmed

    15'

    RNA catalysis, the RNA world and its importance in the origins of life

    Prof.Dr. David Lilley

    University of Dundee

    United Kingdom

    3

    withdrawn

    15'

    Hydrothermal Systems in Europa and Possibility of Water on Similar Bodies as a Biological Precursor

    Dr. Ugur Guven

    United States

    4

    confirmed

    15'

    Cosmic Convergent Evolution of Bioluminescence on Europa

    Mr. Claudio Flores Martinez

    Heidelberg University

    Germany

    5

    15'

    The research on gas composition and charged particles of LEO

    Mr. zhuang haixiao

    CAST

    China

    6

    withdrawn

    15'

    The Miller-Urey Experiment on Board of ISS

    Mr. Christian Kropiunig

    Joanneum Research

    Austria

    7

    confirmed

    15'

    Gene Expression Measurement Module (GEMM) – a Fully Automated, Miniaturized Instrument for Measuring Gene Expression in Space

    Dr. Fathi Karouia

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ames Research Center / UCSF

    United States

    8

    confirmed

    15'

    Life Sciences Payload Development and R&D for Exploratory Missions

    Ms. Sandra Podhajsky

    OHB System AG-Bremen

    Germany

    9

    confirmed

    15'

    The acidophilic iron-sulfur bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans as a model organism for a putative Martian ecosystem

    Dr. Petra Rettberg

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

    Germany

    10

    withdrawn

    15'

    Microbes and Salty Water: new data with implications for planetary protection on Mars

    Prof. John D. Rummel

    East Carolina University

    United States

    11

    confirmed

    15'

    Mars Sample Return Backward Contamination - Planetary protection recommendations and design guidelines

    Mr. Nicolas Walter

    European Science Foundation

    France

    12

    confirmed

    15'

    Astrobiology Road Mapping (AstRoMap) - A project within FP7 of the European Commission

    Mr. Felipe Gómez

    Centro de Astrobiologia (INTA-CSIC)

    Spain