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Seminar: Physics of Early Evolution and the Emergence of Life – Übersicht

  • Übersicht

Which biophysical processes could lead to the first living systems? How can Darwinian evolution be triggered by nonequilibrium processes? Can we build the strategies of life bottom up in the lab? The minimal requirements for the emergence of an evolutionary dynamics are three processes: replication, mutation, and selection. To maintain the genetic simulation, also a nonequilibrium system is needed. We will discuss recent progress in understanding this phase transition from nonliving to living matter. Topics will include experimental and theoretical treatments.

Informationen zur Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort

Fr 12.30-14.00 over Zoom or later in N020 (Kleiner Physikhörsaal)

-------------- We will have this Seminar with Zoom online under this link --------------------
The Seminar is geared towards Masterstudents, however talented, late Bachelorstudents willing to digg deep into more special concepts are also welcome. Papers will focus on recent advances on the topic. The 13 Topics + Papers can downloaded soon here as one zip-file. On Friday 24.4. we meet on above Zoom link and discuss and distribute the topics.

Prof. Dieter Braun
(email: dieter.braun@lmu.de)

Overview over the topics (zip of papers here)
The talk topics are all papers from the last year:
2 Predicting RNA folding
3 Why are RNA/DNA bases special in surviving UV?
4 Replication chemistry with immidazoles: catalytic and in cells
5 Polymerization at high concentrations
6 Nano-Vesiculation from lipid films
7 RNA biotechnology
8 Peptide ligation through Redox cycles
9 Ligation chain reactions for replications
10 Origin of tRNA
11 Chemical models and sloppy replications
12 Synthesizing long RNA with RNA-based
13 Life from a planetary perspective
14 Breeding IMP ligases with RNA
15 Fiber-based replication
(was #13a by Sijbren Otto in above list)

Times of the Seminar.

>>> if you need the email of your talk partner: send one to me and I will link you up by email <<<

24.4. Introduction to the Seminar and distribution of topics (How to prepare a talk)
8.5. no talk yet.
15.5. Talk #3 by Wejun Zhang and Tobias Hausmanninger (Talk as PDF)
22.5. Talk #4 by Veronika Raschendorfer and Paula Aikkila
29.5. Talk #6 by Dorothea Hofer and Sarah Rößle
5.6. Talk #13 by Kyeong Ro Lee and Paul Waldmann (Talk)
12.6. Talk #7b by Christian Tielitz and Antonia (Talk as ODP)
19.6. Talk #8 by Julis Dicke and Monika Wieliniec
26.6. Talk #10 by Leopold Brünnig and Nicole
3.7. Talk 12 by Theresa
10.7. No Talk, but visit the Molecular Origins over Zoom (needs free registration to access the Zoom)
17.7. Talk #7a by Eleftheria Giagnisi and Felix Brandner
24.7. Talk #15 (was #13a by Sibjren Otto group) by Armin Gruber and Miralem Spahic


Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Dieter Braun