Prof. H. Mutschler: "RNA catalysis in heterogeneous reaction environments - In search of a suitable habitat for primitive life on early Earth"
|Date:||04/25/2022, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Location:||Hubland Süd, Geb. C1 (Neubau f. Organische Chemie), HC C|
|Organizer:||Prof. Dr. Claudia Höbartner|
The Institute of Organic Chemistry invites to the lecture of
Prof. Dr. Hannes Mutschler, Technische Universität Dortmund
who will be talking about
"RNA catalysis in heterogeneous reaction environments - In search of a suitable habitat for primitive life on early Earth"
Hörsaal C, Zentralbau Chemie
Abstract: Polynucleic acids are considered to have played a central role in the origin of life on Earth. Similar to modern biology, replication and recombination of sequence information were most likely crucial for the evolution of simple life forms. However, it remains unclear what environmental conditions were necessary to enable these reactions. Using ribozyme-based model systems, we investigate the suitability of plausible microenvironments to foster the first steps of a primitive biology.