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ORIGINS podcast on air!

On a regular basis, "Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle" reports from one of the 57 clusters of excellence funded under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. In the ORIGINS episode "The ORIGINS of Life Lab: tracing the origin of life", podcaster Larissa Vassilian talks with Prof. Petra Schwille and Prof. Dieter Braun about the possible beginnings of life.

Cover of the ORIGINS podcast

Background Image: Pryanka Oberoi

How did life emerge? Quite little is known about the beginnings of life. Biophysicists from the Excellence Cluster ORIGINS in Munich are trying to create life in the laboratory. The researchers do not want to track the biological evolution that is reflected in the family tree of animals, plants and microorganisms. Rather, they are thinking of very rudimentary forms of life: the very first molecules that were able to reproduce themselves and pass on information independently. Such entities must have evolved from much simpler building blocks in an evolution of molecules.

Click here to listen to the ORIGINS podcast.

 

The Podcast

57 Clusters of Excellence, 1 Podcast. On a regular basis, "Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle" reports from one of the research collaborations funded under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. The journey goes right across the country, and the topics are just as diverse as the locations: From A for African studies to Z for the future of medicine.

You can find the German-language podcast on all popular platforms as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and on the website: www.exzellent-erklaert.de

 

Contact:
Stefan Waldenmaier
ORIGINS Excellence Cluster
Email: Stefan.waldenmaier(at)origins-cluster.de