Preliminary Scientific Program

MONDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2021

15:00     Registration Opens

19:00     Welcome

               Opening Evening Session: THE FINE-TUNING OF THE UNIVERSE 

TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2021

8:40        Morning Session: THE ORIGIN OF LIFE   

10:35      Coffee Break

13:00      Lunch

14:10      Afternoon Session 1: ORIGIN & FINE-TUNING OF THE GENETIC CODE 

15:40      Break and Poster Session

16:40      Afternoon Session 2: ORIGIN OF NOVEL GENES 

18:30      Dinner

20:00      Evening Session:  PLENARY LECTURE 1

WEDNESDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2021

8:40        Morning Session 1: ORIGIN OF FUNCTIONAL ISLANDS IN PROTEIN SEQUENCE SPACE 

10:10      Coffee Break and Poster Session 

11:10      Morning Session 2: ORIGIN OF MULTI-COMPONENT MOLECULAR MACHINES  

12:40      Lunch

13:40      Afternoon Session 1: FINE-TUNING OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS 

15:35      Break and Poster Session

16:35      Afternoon Session 2: FINE-TUNING IN COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS 

19:00      Dinner

20:30      Evening Session: PLENARY LECTURE 2

THURSDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2021

8:40         Morning Session 1: EVOLUTIONARY WAITING TIMES 

10:10       Coffee Break and Poster Session

11:10       Morning Session 2: RECONSTRUCTING HISTORY OF LIFE & COMPARATIVE GENOMICS 

12:40       Lunch

14:00       Afternoon Breakout Forums 

16:15       Break  

17:00       Closing Session: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE 

20:00       Farewell Dinner 

FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2021 - SATURDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2021

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