The Chemical Origins of Peptides

Over the last 150 years great advances have been made to elucidate the molecular basic of evolution and the evolutionary trajectory of Life, however the Origins of Life remains one of the biggest a mysteries in science. Neither the rock record nor the genetic record provide sufficient data to elucidate the Origins of Life, but where historical analyses are limited chemical synthesis knowns no bounds. Consequently, the Origins of Life might be reinvented where it can not be discovered. In this lecture the chemical origins of biological peptides will be explored, linking universally conversed biological traits to geochemical feedstocks, to shed light on the chemical reactions that predisposed life to emerged on our planet.

CPS Members: Free of charge
Students: Purchase CPS membership on the door at £7.50 or £10 with a colour changing mug (valid for your entire degree)
Public: £2.

Please meet in the Nyholm Room of Christopher Ingold Building from 17:45 for Tea, Coffee and Doughnuts.
The talk will take place in the Ramsay LT at 18:15.
Join us after the talk for Wine, Cheese and Pizza