Arsenic, social media, and the origin of life

Sunday, 8 July 2012 - 7:30 pm
Room number: 
Canada Hall
Off-campus address: 
Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive
Contact information
Contact person: 
Howard Rundle
Registration required: 
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Event sponsors: 
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution and the University of Ottawa

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 <> 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.