2011 Annual Science Report

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Titan Reporting  |  SEP 2010 – AUG 2011

EPO Activity: FfAME Outreach to Multidisciplinary Public Audiences

Project Progress

Various components of the astrobiology program at the FfAME have received press attention, especially our “synthetic biology” program (which is directly related to Titan exploration) and our “paleogenetics” program. This has led to various FfAME scientists being invited to make presentations to public audiences, including evening public lectures, around the world.

Title: Darwinian Chemical Systems based on Expanded Genetic Alphabets
Place: Nuremberg, Germany
Organization: 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
Dates: August 28-Sep 2, 2010

Title: Panel: Extraterrestrial Life. How and Where to Look
Place: Arlington VA
Organization: NASA, celebrating 50 years of exobiology and astrobiology
Dates: October 14, 2010

Title: Paleogenetics. Bringing Experimental Methods to Bear on Historical Models for Earth
Place: Beckman Center, CA
Organization: NAI Workshop without Walls-teleconference
Dates: Nov. 8, 2010

Title: Arsenic DNA Press Conference
Place: Arlington, VA
Organization: NASA Science Update
Dates: Dec 2, 2010

Title: La Biologie Synthetique
Place: Paris, France
Organization: Franco-American symposium on Synthetic Biology
Dates: May 3-4, 2011

Title: Science, Life and the Universe
Place: Denver. CO
Organization: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Also visited Rick Johnson Univ. of Colorado
Dates: August 3-5, 2011