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Origins of Life
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

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What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Origins of Life" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Origins of Life
The Prebiotic Milieu Building the Evolution of Early Life
Jan 14-19 Hotel Galvez Matthew A. Pasek
2016 Origins of Life
Bridging Disciplinary Perspectives to See Further Into Life's Origins
Jan 17-22 Hotel Galvez Stephen Freeland
2014 Origins of Life
Understanding the Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth and the Galaxy
Jan 12-17 Hotel Galvez Steven A. Benner
2012 Origin of Life Jan 8-13 Hotel Galvez Henderson J. Cleaves
2010 Origin of Life Jan 10-15 Hotel Galvez George E. Fox
2008 Origin of Life Jan 20-25 Crowne Plaza Robert M. Hazen
2006 Origin of Life Jul 23-28 Bates College Janet Siefert
2005 Origin of Life Jan 16-21 Crowne Plaza George D. Cody
2003 Origin of Life Jul 13-18 Bates College J. Peter Gogarten
2002 Origin of Life Jan 6-11 Crowne Plaza Kenneth H. Nealson
2000 Origin of Life Jul 9-14 Plymouth State College Antonio Lazcano Araujo
1999 Origin of Life Feb 21-26 Crowne Plaza J. William Schopf
1997 Origin of Life Jul 27 - Aug 1 New England College John D. Rummel
1996 Origin of Life Jan 7-12 Crowne Plaza Gerald Joyce
1994 Origin of Life Aug 21-26 Salve Regina University David Des Marais
1992 Origin of Life Jun 22-26 Colby-Sawyer College Alan W. Schwartz
1990 Origin of Life Aug 13-17 Plymouth State College James F. Kasting
1987 Origin of Life Aug 17-21 Salve Regina University James Ferris
1985 Origin of Life Aug 19-23 Proctor Academy David A. Usher
1984 Origin of Life Aug 20-24 Colby-Sawyer College Sherwood Chang
1982 Origin of Life Jul 19-23 Colby-Sawyer College Hyman Hartman
John S. Lewis
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