Students and postdocs interested in the field of “Exobiology: Early Evolution of Life and the Biosphere” are encouraged to check out opportunities for NASA Postdoctoral Program fellowships to work with several different investigators. Amongst the available mentors for this opportunity, C-DEBI Senior Scientist Beth Orcutt and Associate Director Julie Huber welcome discussion with interested applicants that want to use marine deep biosphere “extreme” environments, particularly in oceanic crust, as analog for studying life on ocean worlds. Please contact C-DEBI Senior Scientist Beth Orcutt (firstname.lastname@example.org, @DeepMicrobe) and Associate Director Julie Huber (email@example.com, @JulesDeep) to discuss your interest in this opportunity. Fellowship applications due Nov 1, 2019.
Motivated by the suite of habitable environments available to Mars-2020 for in situ exploration and sample collection, we are convening a set of 4 web-hosted telecons, open to the community. The first two telecons are:
Telecon 1: Martian Environment: Evidence for Rock-Hosted Waters
What is the evidence for ancient Mars environmental conditions? What is the likelihood of habitats for rock-hosted life?
December 19, 8:30AM PST // facilitated by Bethany Ehlmann, Paul Niles
Telecon 2: Metabolisms and Niches for Terrestrial Rock-Hosted Life
Where rock-hosted life found on earth today? What are its metabolisms and products?
December 20, 8:30AM PST // facilitated by Tullis Onstott, Jeff Marlow
The URL for the meeting is:
Select “Enter as a Guest”, type in your name and click the “Enter Room” button. The telecon line is 844-467-6272, passcode 250961
For further schedule and information about the working group, see: