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Chemistry, Life and Evolution Beilstein Bozen Symposium


Wyss Core Faculty member George Whitesides will present a talk titled “Early Processes: What Might Have Come Before the Beginning?” at the Chemistry, Life and Evolution Beilstein Bozen Symposium.

Aspects covered by this conference include:

  • From a biological environment to synthetic life
  • How much chemistry is required to launch a living minimal system or how to evolve non-biological materials towards biological desirable properties?
  • Mimicking biological functions and properties with means from the chemist’s kitchen
  • Evolution of diversity (chirality, promiscuity, autocatalysis, self-organization, regulation and control)
  • Epigenetics as non-coding elements to drive and regulate development
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