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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

-------------- 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 Topics + Papers can downloaded below 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 - new zip format, updated 16th), password below)

The talk topics are all very recent papers:
1 Sequence selection on Membranes
2 Darwin in RNA reaction networks
3 RNA sequencing in Coacervates
4 The advantage of structured random RNA
5 RNA polymerization with a Ribozyme
6 RNA genomes and heterogeneous backbones
7 Evolution of Co-enzymes
8 Sequence structure from Randomness by ligation
9 Kinetic sequencing to probe Ribozyme function
10 Assembly of Peptides
11 On the role of pH gradients
12 Replication by Ligation
13 RNA polymerization from scratch

Times of the Seminar.

16.4. Introduction to the Seminar and distribution of topics (How to prepare a talk)
23.4. #12 Lennard
30.4. Talk #13 Maik
7.5. Talk #2 Aron
14.5. Talk #8 Stefan
21.5. Talk #7 Jara
28.5. Talk #4 Moussine => will be moved to 18.6.
4.6. Talk #11 Oleksii
11.6. Talk #5 Michael
18.6. Talk #4 Moussine
25.6. Talk #1 Yuqing ------- will not present, no seminar here
2.7. Talk #6 Maria
9.7. Talk #10 Lok Tung ------- will not present, no seminar here
16.7. Talk #13 Nico

To obtain the certificate, please fill in this Schein and send it to dieter.braun@lmu.de.


Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Dieter Braun