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Conditions for the emergence of evolution during abiogenesis

Project description

Chasing the holy grail: the emergence of life as a collective property from chemicals in a lab

Our knowledge and understanding of the origin of the universe and its evolution, including the birth and death of stars and planets, have increased tremendously over the decades. Our understanding of the evolution of living organisms has similarly increased exponentially with pioneering technological advances supporting observation, measurement and analysis. What is still missing is the link between the two; the transition from non-living matter of the early universe to living matter and life as we know it, a process called abiogenesis. The EU-funded AbioEvo project is planning to shed light on this enigma, testing its RNA-based hypothesis and demonstrating the emergence of evolution by natural selection in a purely chemical system.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
France

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments