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Major steps in cell evolution: palaeontological, molecular and cellular evidence of their timing and global effects

Event

Starts:

September
262005

09:00

Ends:

September
272005

18:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

By Professor Thomas Cavalier-Smith FRS, Professor Martin Embley and Professor Martin Brasier

When did life evolve? What were the first cells like? Can we trace connections between major innovations in microbial cell structure or biochemistry and dramatic changes in atmospheric composition and global climate, e.g. global warming and near-global freezing (snowball earth) episodes?

Leading earth scientists and biologists will discuss multidisciplinary evidence for the historical interplay of cell evolution and earth history.

Major steps in cell evolution: palaeontological, molecular and cellular evidence of their timing and global effects The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK