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Thursday, January 28 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 1128, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), 315 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
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Colly Mitchell
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2021 Suddath Symposium - "Origins and Early Evolution of Life"

The origin of life on Earth is one of the most intriguing questions of all time and has been a topic of active research for almost a century. The 2021 Suddath Symposium will bring together leaders in origins of life research who will share, in a widely accessible format, recent progress in answering central questions in this field, including: How did RNA, polypeptides, and polysaccharides first emerge on the early Earth? The symposium will provide a forum to celebrate the legacy of the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution, which has been headquartered at Georgia Tech for the past decade.

The Suddath Symposium, to be presented in a virtual format in 2021 (two half-days, afternoons EST), is held annually to celebrate the life and contribution of F.L. "Bud" Suddath by discussing the latest developments in the fields of bioengineering and bioscience. The speakers include leading researchers across the world, and the research topic changes each year. This highly-interactive symposium has been taking place for 29 years and is supported by the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech.

Symposium Chairs: Nick Hud, Ph.D., and Loren Williams, Ph.D.

Visit: Suddath Symposium website