The Future of Origin of Life Research: Bridging Decades-Old Divisions

Autor(en)
Martina Preiner, Silke Asche, Sidney Becker, Holly C. Betts, Adrien Boniface, Eloi Camprubi, Kuhan Chandru, Valentina Erastova, Sriram G. Garg, Nozair Khawaja, Gladys Kostyrka, Rainer Machné, Giacomo Moggioli, Kamila B. Muchowska, Sinje Neukirchen, Benedikt Peter, Edith Pichlhöfer, Ádám Radványi, Daniele Rossetto, Annalena Salditt, Nicolas M. Schmelling, Filipa L. Sousa, Fernando D. K. Tria, Dániel Vörös, Joana C. Xavier
Abstrakt

Research on the origin of life is highly heterogeneous. After a peculiar historical development, it still includes strongly opposed views which potentially hinder progress. In the 1st Interdisciplinary Origin of Life Meeting, early-career researchers gathered to explore the commonalities between theories and approaches, critical divergence points, and expectations for the future. We find that even though classical approaches and theories—e.g. bottom-up and top-down, RNA world vs. metabolism-first—have been prevalent in origin of life research, they are ceasing to be mutually exclusive and they can and should feed integrating approaches. Here we focus on pressing questions and recent developments that bridge the classical disciplines and approaches, and highlight expectations for future endeavours in origin of life research.

Organisation(en)
Department für Funktionelle und Evolutionäre Ökologie, Department für Ökogenomik und Systembiologie
Journal
Life
Band
10
ISSN
2075-1729
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/life10030020
Publikationsdatum
02-2020
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
Allgemeine Biologie, Allgemeine Chemie
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/the-future-of-origin-of-life-research-bridging-decadesold-divisions(99a95cf1-d4a1-4de7-8b89-fd777826fe7b).html