Upcoming Talks

Amanda Garcia

Amanda is shown smiling in front of the red geologic formations of Sedona, Arizona in winter, dressed warmly for the occasion. 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

May 31, 2022

Reanimating the nitrogen fixation story in the lab 

The evolution of biological nitrogen fixation was likely a singular evolutionary event that was transformative for the Earth biosphere. Here, I’ll present recent paleobiological investigations of nitrogenases, the early-evolved enzymes responsible for catalyzing this process. My approach integrates phylogenetics, molecular biology, and synthetic biology to “resurrect” ancient nitrogenases in the laboratory, revealing the early functionality of one of life’s critical innovations. 


June 7, 2022


David Evans

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

June 14, 2022


Sofía Barragán Montilla

MARUM, Germany

June 23, 2022


Collab Seminar with GeoLatinas TBD

Tianchen He

University of Leeds, UK

June 28, 2022


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