June 3, 2016. At a ceremony today, Steven Benner will be awarded an Honoris Causa honorary doctorate by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova. His degree cites his work studying the origin of life.
May 3, 2016. The Hon. Congressman Ted Yoho is scheduled to visit the FfAME on
Wednesday, May 4 at 11:00, to survey the research and development
projects here. Congressman Yoho, trained as a veterinarian, was elected
to represent Florida's 3rd Congressional district in 2012.
April 14, 2016. Steven Benner will present the 2016 Pasakarnis-Buchanan public lecture at Bowling Green State University in Ohio the evening of April 14, discussing work at the FfAME on paleogenetics. The event will begin at 7:00 PM in the Bowen Thompson Student Union Theater.
March 25, 2016. The Gainesville Sun, on its front page, Friday
reported on the recent initiative under which the Foundation for
Applied Molecular Evolution joined with the John Templeton Foundation to
study the origins of life on Earth.
March 24, 2016. Steven Benner, Distinguished Fellow at the FfAME, comments on the
announcement from Clyde Hutchison and his colleagues at the J. Craig
Venter Institute on their synthesis of a microorganism with a very small
March 17, 2016. Steven Benner will be presenting the FfAME's work in paleogenetics at Cambridge University, England, on March 18, in the Babbage Lecture
Theatre. This is a one day public symposium on "Evolution of Life", and
includes distinguished faculty from the University of Oxford, Georgia
Tech, MIT, and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. See more information here.
March 11, 2016. The Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution joins with the John
Templeton Foundation to begin a three year, $5.4 million program to
understand the origins of life. See the full press release or read more on the origins of life.