Arsenic, social media, and the origin of life
This particular lecture, hosted by Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, is a public outreach talk presented by University of British Columbia associate professor Rosemary “Rosie” Redfield on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., in Canada Hall of the Ottawa Convention Centre.
Dr. Redfield was named Nature’s most influential person of 2011. The associate professor of microbiology at the UBC hit science fame through her blog RRResearch <http://rrresearch.fieldofscience.com/> in 2010 disputing NASA’s claim that primitive life forms could incorporate arsenic into their DNA in place of phosphorus.
This keynote address is presented in the context of the First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology to be held in Ottawa, from July 6-10, 2012. The University of Ottawa and Carleton University are partners of the Congress.