Conference 1: Habitability in the Universe: From the Early Earth to Exoplanets (Porto, Portugal, 2015)


Muriel Gargaud

Session I – Plenary Session Talks

Exoplanetary insights into the formation of planetary systems
P. Armitage

New Insights on the Formation of Terrestrial/Habitable Planets in Solar System; Are the inner planets evidence to giant planet migration?
N. Haghighipour

Planetary architecture and stellar metallicity
V. Adibekyan

The Rosetta mission
J. P. Bibring

Evolutionary dynamics in the “regular” and replicative worlds: Boltzmann versus Malthus
A. Pross

Towards Convergent Chemical Processes. Peptide & Proto-cell Formation
T. Kee

Biosignatures for Earth and Mars
F. Westall

Carbonate biomineralization in modern microbialites
P. Lopez-Garcia

Icy Satellites
O. Grasset

Laser-induced sample alteration during Raman measurements of Mars relevant biomolecules
B. Haezeleer

Who goes there? Anthropological perspectives of astrobiological research
J. Arnould

Is chemical evolution Darwinian?
C. Malaterre

Astrobiology in the Age of Social Media: The ‘science of the unknown’ and the sociocultural dimension of transformative ideas
K. Capova

Session II – Special Session: Exoplanet atmospheres

Chemical Characterization of Extrasolar Planets
N. Madhusudhan

Steps towards the interpretation of exoplanet phase curves
A. García-Muñoz

Observations of exoplanetary atmosphere
D. Ehrenreich

Impact of occultations of stellar active regions on transmission spectra. Can occultation of a plage mimic the signature of a blue sky?
M. Oshagh

Spectroscopic direct detection of reflected light from 51 Peg b
J. Martins/N. Santos


Session III – Special Sessions of WG1: Formation and evolution of habitable planets

Modeling tides and magnetic interactions in planetary systems along the evolution of their host star: advances and challenges
S. Mathis

The habitable zone and its limitations from a geophysical point of view
L. Noack

The peculiar properties of the Solar System
A. Morbidelli

Effect of impacts on planet evolution
Ö. Karatekin

The enigmatic correlation between stellar activity and planetary surface gravity
P. Figueira

Host’s stars and habitability
F. Gallet


Session III – Special Sessions of WG2: From inanimate matter to living systems

Being thermodynamically favourable is not enough for the emergence of life
R. Pascal

Chain elongations reaction of cyano ions with hydrocarbons
W. Geppert

Observation of protocell dynamic behaviors: the transmission of functions between protocell generations
P.-A. Monnard

High-Energy Chemistry of Formamide: A Unified Mechanism of Nucleic Base Formation
M. Ferus

Session III – Special Sessions of WG3: Biosignatures and abiotic processes

Distinguishing between biogenic and abiogenic microstructures in the oldest, metamorphosed rock record
M. van Zuilen

Molecular fossils of prokaryotes in ancient authigenic minerals-archives of microbial activity
D. Birgel

Modeling Microbialite Growth
A. Airo

Raman Spectroscopy of biomats from the Moodies Group (Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa, 3.22 Ga)
C. Heubeck

Ultrastructural heterogeneity of carbonaceous material in ancient cherts: investigating biosignature origin and preservation using a combined Raman Spectroscopy and micro-FTIR approach
Y. Qu