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Keynote/Invited Talk

  1. Origins of Life. S. Rasmussen @ Annual Meeting, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Århus. June 4, 2010
  2. What is Life? S. Rasmussen @ Annual meeting in the Danish Chemical Society, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. June 4, 2010
  3. Self-assembled Amphiphile Structures: Could there be More to Expect than Simple Compartments? P.-A. Monnard @ Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft Seminar Series, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany. June 6, 2010
  4. Protocells and computing? M. Hanczyc @ First International Workshop on Computing with Spatio-Temporal Dynamics. Tokyo, Japan. June 23-24, 2010
  5. Recent topics from constructin of artificial cell by using oil droplets and vesicles. M. Hanczyc @ University of Tokyo, Komoba, Japan. June 25, 2010
  6. Nucleobase-mediated, Photocatalytic Production of Amphiphiles to Promote the Self-assembly of a Simple Self-replicating Protocell. P.-A. Monnard @ 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany. July 18, 2010
  7. From electronic evolution to electronic chemical cells. J.S.McCaskill @ AlifeXII Conference, Odense, Denmark. August 21, 2010
  8. The Emergence of Replication in a Digital Evolution System using a Secondary Structure Approach. U. Tangen @ AlifeXII Conference, Odense, Denmark. August 23, 2010
  9. MATCHIT – a Chembio-IT Project. S. Rasmussen @ ICT 2010 Congress, Bruxelles, Belgium. Sep. 28, 2010
  10. ECCell - Chembio-IT in a nutshell. J.S.McCaskill @ FET ICT Conference "Digitlly Driven", Session on Bio-Chemistry based IT, Brussels, Belgium. September 28, 2010
  11. Presentation of Flagship pilot SPLIT (Sustainable Personal Living Technology). J.S. McCaskill @ FET Flagship Information Day, Brussels Belgium. September 30, 2010.
  12. Minimal Life. S. Rasmussen @ Conference on Genomes and the Synthesis of Life: Technological, Philosophical and Cultural Aspects. Copenhagen. October 2010
  13. Presentation of the Coordination Action COBRA. J.S.McCaskill @ Coordination Action Meeting, Brussels, Belgium. October 26, 2010
  14. Assembling Minimal Life. S. Rasmussen @ Bioteknologisk studenterforening, DTU. Copenhagen, Denmark. November 10, 2010
  15. Livets anden oprindelse. S. Rasmussen @ Dansk Naturhistorisk forening, Copenhagen, Denmark. November 11, 2010
  16. Assembly of Minimal Living Systems from Bottom-up. S. Rasmussen @ Life, Evolution and Complexity – Academic Seminar of Sophia Iberia, Madrid, Spain. December 13, 2010
  17. From electronic chemical cells to living technology. J.S.McCaskill @ MPI Winterseminar on 'Biophysical Chemistry', Klosters, Switzerland. January 16-20, 2011.
  18. Can Emergent Properties be realized in Chemical Complex Systems? P.-A. Monnard @ Department of Logic and Phil. of Science, University of Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain. March 8, 2011
  19. Can Emergent Properties be realized in Chemical Complex Systems? P.-A. Monnard @  University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Department of Logic and Phil. of Science. San Sebastian, Spain. March 8, 2011
  20. Self-Assembly, Self-Replication and reproduction: The Three Processes that Shape a Protocell. P.-A. Monnard @ University of the Basque Country, Biophysical Unit, Faculty of Science and Technology. Bilbao, Spain. March 9, 2011
  21. 'New Principles of unbound embodied evolution. J.S.McCaskill @ EVOBODY Workshop, La Palma, Spain. March 24-25, 2011
  22. Panel session BioChemIT 'Biological and Chemical Information Technologies'. J.S.McCaskill @ FET 11. The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition. Science beyond Fiction, Budapest, Hungary. May 5, 2011
  23. The Path Towards Living Systems. M. M. Hanczyc. @ TED Salon, May 18, 2011
  24. Research on the Origins of Life: How to Handle this Problem. P.-A. Monnard @ Origins of Life - Brainstorming Workshop, CERN, Geneva, Schwitzerland.May 20, 2011 (Invited).
  25. Overview of Origin of Life Problem (Part 2: Systems Chemistry). G.v. Kiedrowski @ Origin of Life – Brainstorming Workshop, CERN. May 20, 2011 (Invited)
  26. Attempt at Designing a Protocell: Connecting Informatin, Metabolism and Container. P.-A. Monnard @ ISSOL Conference, Montpellier, France. July 3-8, 2011
  27. Systems Chemistry of Replicators and Assemblers (Title changed: Systems Chemistry: Some Ideas about Molecular Replication (outside the Standard Model). G.v. Kiedrowski @ Gordon Research Conference, USA. July 7, 2011 (Invited)
  28. Conference “Nucleosides, Nucleotides, Oligonucleotides”, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, USA, 3.-8.7.11.
  29. Systems Chemistry of Self-Replication and Self-Assembly. G.v. Kiedrowski @ "Göttinger Chemie-Forum 2011", Georg-August Universität, Germany. July 8, 2011.
  30. On the external programming of a self-referential evolving micro-controller system. U. Tangen @ The 11th European Conference for Artificial Life (ECAL 11), Paris, France. August 8-12, 2011
  31. Spatially interfaces Chem-IT: Towards electronic chemical cells. J.S.McCaskill @ The 11th European Conference for Artificial Life (ECAL 11), Paris, France. August 11, 2011
  32. Non-enzymtic bipolymerization reactins supported by heterogeneous media: a potential solution to the emergence of a RNA world. P.A. Monnard @ MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. Francis Crick Lecture Series. August 28, 2011 (Invited)
  33. Coupling chemistry to the body to engineer dynamic artificial life. M.M.Hanczyc @ Symposium on Inorganous Biology and Protocells: Engineering Artificia Life. Glasgow University, UK. September 13, 2011. (Invited)
  34. Systems Chemistry of Self-Replication and Self-Assembly. G.v. Kiedrowski @ 7th Workshop on Molecular Interaction in vivo, in vitro, and in silico, FU Berlin, Germany. October 7-8, 2011
  35. Non-enzymatic bipolymerization reactions supported by heterogeneous media. P.A. Monnard @ Second International Neurodegenerative Diseases & Genomics Symposium, Rome, Italy. October 11, 2011 (Invited)
  36. Heterogenous self-assembled media for biopolymerization. P-.A. Monnard @ ESF-COST High-level Research Conference on Systems Chemistry III. Crete, Greece. October 23, 2011 (Invited)
  37. Protocell Morphology During Growth and Division. S. E. Maurer @ ESF-COST High-level Research Conference on Systems Chemistry III. Crete, Greece. October 23 -28, 2011 (Invited)
  38. 25 years of chemical self-replication: Fun(damentals), facts & fiction. G.v. Kiedrowski @ ESF-COST High Level Research Conference „Systems Chemistry III”, Heraklion, Crete. October 23-27, 2011.
  39. Exploring single chain amphiphile self-assembly and their possible roles in light transduction. P-A. Monnard @ Chembiogenesis 2011, COST Action CM0703. Crete, Greece. October 28, 2011 (Invited)
  40. Systems Chemistry: Self-Replication & Self-Assembly. G.v. Kiedrowski @ Chembiogenesis 2011, Heraklion, Crete. October 28-29, 2011.
  41. Autonomous electronic-chemical hybrid systems. J.S.McCaskill @ ECHS Workshop, ECLT, Venice, Italy. November 15-16, 2011
  42. Single chain amphiphile membranes and their potential to sustain chemical reactions. P-A. Monnard @ COST Action CM0703 Working Group 3, Odense M, Denmark. December 9 and 10, 2011 (Invited lecture)
  43. Systems Chemistry: Replication, Assembly, Chirality. G.v. Kiedrowski @ 9th Symposium on Chemical Approaches To Chirality, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. December 14, 2011.
  44. Selection in populations of compositional assemblies. O. Markovitch @ Gordon Research Conference on the Origin of Life, TExas, USA, Jan., 2012
  45. Beyond Darwin: What systems chemistry of chemical replication may teach us about finance? G.v. Kiedrowski @ Workshop “Rethinking Finance”, Parmenides Foundation, Munich, Jan. 16-17, 2012.
  46. Is There an Optimal Level of Open-Endedness in Prebiotic Evolution? O. Markovitch @ Open Questions on the Origin of Life 12 (OQOL12), University of Leister, UK, May 1-4, 2012
  47. 'Electronic chemistry: From chips in a lab to microscopic self-assembling lablets. J.S. McCaskill @ Seminar at the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, UK. August 29, 2012
  48. MICREAgents: Microscale chemically reactive electronic agents. J.S.McCaskill @ Conference on Unconventional Computing, Satellite Workshop BioChemIT2012, Orléans, France. September 6-7, 2012

Contributed Talk

  1. Designing a Protocell: Attempt at a Systemic Design linking Information, Metabolism and Container. S.E. Maurer @ 12th international conference on Artificial Life, Odense, Aug. 20, 2010
  2. Minimal living systems and Chembio IT. S. Rasmussen @ The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel. September 21, 2010.
  3. Electronic & chemical coevolution. J. McCaskill @ The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel. September 21, 2010.
  4. 'Electronic Systems Chemistry. J.S.McCaskill @ ESF-COST High Level Research Conference „Systems Chemistry III”, Heraklion, Crete. October 23-27, 2011.


  1. Murine DNA methyltransferase Dnmt3a: probing of DNA-enzyme interactions with benzo[a]pyrene-containing DNA by fluorescence / Minero, G.K.A. @ Dechema Summer school 'Biotransformations 2011'. Bad Herrenalb, Germany. August 22-26, 2011 
  2. Monitoring and fast analysis of triplex formation / Minero, G.K.A. @ JCS Ruhr 2011, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany. September 22, 2011
  3. Genetically controlled fusion, exocytosis and fission of artificial vesicles - a roadmap. / Bonzli, E.; Hadorn, M.; de Lucrezia, D.; Jørgensen, M.G. Eggenberger Hotz, P.; Hanczyc, M & Yomo, T. @ Synthesizing Life and Biological Systems, Osaka, Japan. October 24-26, 2011.
  4. Template Directed Oligomer Ligation in Eutectic Phases in Water-Ice. / Dörr, M.; Löffler, P.M.G.; Wieczorek, R. & Monnard, P.-A. @ ISSOL 2011, Montpellier, France. July 3-8, 2011
  5. Eutectic phases in water-ice : an efficient medium for biopolymerization. / Monnard, P.-A.; Dörr, M.; Löffler, P.M.G. & Wieczorek, R. @ ISSOL 2011, Montpellier, France. July 3-8, 2011
  6. Towards an integrated feedback control of chemical cell autonomy / Tangen, U. @ MPI Winterseminar on 'Biophysical Chemistry', Klosters, Switzerland. January 21-28, 2012
  7. LCoS chips for future biochemical applications: Experiments and theory / Sharma, A. @ Conference 8th International meeting on Electrowetting, Athens, Greece. June 21-26, 2012
  8. Electronically switchable DNA hybridization via triplex interactions / Minero, G.K.A. @ DNA18 - 18th Intern. Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming. Aahus, Denmark. August 13-18, 2012
  9. On separation in microfluidic structures / Tangen, U. @ MPI Winterseminar on 'Biophysical Chemistry', Klosters, Switzerland. January 12-19, 2013