List of Frontiers of Sciences  Speakers


MARCH 2022


20. Dr Terry Kee, University of Leeds: what isn't life

19. Michael Macey, The Open University, Milton Keynes: The microbiology of extreme environments, analogue environments,

      and the limits of life

18. Dr Kevin Devine, London Met: An Astronaut in Structure Space: Probing the structure, function and evolution of nucleic acids

     using synthetic organic chemistry.

17. Prof Michael Garrett is the inaugural Sir Bernard Lovell Chair of Astrophysics at the University of Manchester: Establishing a

     SETI capability in the UK

MARCH 2021 Online event due to COVID-19

16. Prof David Holmes, Chile

15.Rowena Ball, Australian University

14. Prof Elias Chatztheodoridis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece: Detecting the signatures of life: state-of-the-art instruments and


March 2020 Cancelled the event due to COVID-19


March 2019


13. Dr Klara Capova, University of Durham: “What is life? Where do we come from?” The increasing role of astrobiology in the shaping of the

      European popular worldview

12. Dr Frances Westall, CNRS, France: Volcanic rocks, hydrothermal vents and the origin of life

11. Prof Christine Foyer, University of Leeds: Antioxidants and redox and sensing mechanisms


March 2018


10. Dr Dominic Papineau, UCL: Biosignatures in the Eoarchean rock record

9.   Dr Sohan Jheeta: Astrobiology: a new kid on the block

8    Dr Sergio Ioppolo, Queen Mary University of London: Star formation process, putting emphasis on the several physical and chemical steps

7.   Prof Peter Strazewski, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1: Chemist's Challenges of the Future: How to Animate Dead Matter?


March 2017


6.   Prof Nick Lane, UCL: chemistry and energetics of the origin of life

5.   Prof Mark Burchell, University of Kent: panspermia hypothesis, therefore biology

4.   Prof Elias Chatztheodoridis: National Technology University of Athens: physics & geology of meteorites


March 2016


3.   Prof Dave Waltham, Royal Holloway, University of London: Why is the Sun so big?

2.   Prof Martin Mccoustra, Heriot Watt University: Stars ‘r’ Us - role played by soot and stoor

1.   Dr Mukesh Bhatt, Birkbeck College, University of London: Astrobiology and legal definition of life