Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Is there life on planets and satellites? Examples from extremophilic candidates on earth
Biography: Joseph Seckbach
Joseph Seckbach is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cellular Origins, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology Seroes. He completed his PhD at University of Chicago and Post-doctorate at Caltech, and then headed a group at UCLA studying extraterrestrial life possibilities. Later, he was appointed to the Hebrew University and spent sabbaticals at UCLA and Harvard. During 1997-98, he served at LSU, Baton Rouge, as the first selected Chair for the Louisiana Sea Grant. He published ~140 scientific articles including Hebrew-language Chemistry Lexicon. His interest is in “Enigmatic microorganisms, life in extreme environments and astrobiology”. He has given seminars at numerous universities.
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