The main interests of Siim Veski are Quaternary geology and palaeoecology, his research today is focused on postglacial lake and bog sediments. He aims at reconstructing past lake ecosystems, climate change and environmental dynamics at seasonal to decadal resolution during the last 15,000 years through a multidisciplinary and multiproxy study of records contained in naturally occurring archives such as lake sediments and peat bogs. link to personal pages: http://www.ttu.ee/en/ http://www.gi.ee/index.php http://www.gi.ee/index.php?page=30&staff_id=87 http://gi.ee/~veski/Ingl.html https://et-ee.facebook.com/ylikool
In Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre, Gianni Cataldi is in charge of Astronomical research over a broad range of topics: Debris disks, exoplanets and biomarker detection over astronomical distances. He’s Master’s degree in physics, currently PhD student. Research: debris disks, biomarkers. Gianni is student representatives voice and defend the interests of the EAC students in the EAC board. firstname.lastname@example.org
Following my UK PhD in molecular microbiology, I worked as a BtoB journalist in the veterinary industry. Since 2002, I’ve been working for the French science centre Cap Sciences in Bordeaux, first on editorial, then on communication, now as scientific resources and international relations manager. As such I am very involved in the European science centre and museum network in particular as a member of its editorial board. I am also a freelance science and industry writer.
Dr. Habil. Grazina Tautvaisiene is an expert in observational spectroscopy and photometry, published more than 120 scientific papers. In 2003 was awarded by the National Science Prize, the highest science prize in Lithuania. The principal investigator of the EC FP-6 BalticGrid and FP-7 BalticGrid-II, Horizon 2020 Europlanet, Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey and other international projects. The editor-in-chief of the annual astronomical almanac since 2001, has published over 100 science popularization articles and interviews, organised 10 international training courses and a number of conferences. She is the Vice-President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the Vice-President of the Lithuanian Physics Society, a board member of ASTRONET, the project dedicated to the development of astronomy in Europe, a member of the ASTRONET Working Group on Education, Recruitment and Training, and Public Outreach.
Muriel Gargaud studied atomic and molecular collisional processes occurring in terrestrial and astrophysical plasmas for twenty years. In 2000 she made a complete thematic conversion in the field of astrobiology. Since then she developed, through many workshops and schools, research on interdisciplinary issues on origins and evolution of life on Earth and its possible presence elsewhere in the Universe. She is the President of the French Astrobiology Society and the Chair of the European COST action ORIGINS. Link to personal pages
My research interests are focused on organic molecules and especially if extraterrestrially formed organics could have been used as precursor molecules for the molecules life uses. Specifically, I am interested in the interaction between organic molecules and minerals in the geochemistry taking place in planetary and asteroidal settings. Link to personal pages
My own interests focus on the following questions: To which extent can biomolecules and their precursors be formed already in space and from which stage of the biochemical evolution planetary conditions are necessary? Furthermore: Is there a possibility to synthesise the basic building stones of life already under very extreme conditions I space? Link to personal pages
Nigel Mason is an acknowledged expert in molecular spectroscopy and fragmentation dynamics applied to radiation chemistry, astronomy, aeronomy and plasma physics. He is also a leading member of the European astrobiology community and, through the European Astrobiology Network Association developing the European Roadmap for studies in astrobiology and a pan EU scientific programme for the exploration of the origins of life and how it developed under extreme radiation conditions. He is a strong advocate of public engagement creating the Milton Keynes Science Festival in 2007. Link to personal pages
With my expertice in molecular plant virology, I have a great interest in the questions of the origin of life. In the teaching of this topic, I aim to develope a continuum starting from the prebiotic chemistry, early replicators, origin of protein synthesis, formation of first cells, and origins of the three domains of life – with the description of putative conducive conditions for these challenging processes. I distribute these greatly exiting topics through the teaching, popular outreach, text books and learning games. Link to personal pages