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(Origins Center) Route The origine of life - On earth and in space

Project summary

The Origins Center is a Dutch initiative that aims to bring together a broad range of scientific disciplines to address one of the biggest challenges in science: the origin, or origins, of life on earth and in the universe. The following five game changers will be addressed:

  • Origin and co-evolution of earth-like planets and life
  • Predicting evolution
  • Building and directing life from molecule to biosphere
  • Finding extraterrestrial life

Bridging long temporal and spatial scales


Its aim is to spark and facilitate transdisciplinary research between scientists associated with Dutch universities and research institutes.

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Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA)