origin of life

On  this website we will present a chronology of research on the origin of life, beginning in 2011 under the title “Origin of Life Challenge”.

With the help of ISSOL (The International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life) a request for proposals was sent to Origin of Life researchers around the world in 2011.  A number of qualified proposals were received, the best of which were subjected to peer review, and three teams of researchers were selected for financial support.

Results of that research were reported in June 2013 and again in June 2014.  Those results, and comments by a peer-review team, are reported herein.

From time to time, we will also report other news in the origin of life field.


Harry Lonsdale


July 2014