News – 2018
Members of the Institute of Molecular Evolution and pupils from Düsseldorf are on Elba to analyze the effects of plastic contamination on the marine environment. The project is supported by the HHU initiative "Bürgeruniversität in der Lehre" and documentated in a blog.
Serpentinization: Connecting geochemistry, ancient metabolism and industrial hydrogenation
Life 8: 41 (2018)
The last universal common ancestor between ancient Earth chemistry and the onset of genetics
PLoS Genet 14: e1007518 (2018)
William Martin took part in the Roundtable Discussion "The Archaea-Eukaryote evolutionary pathway – Is the roadmap clear?" at the 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology in Leipzig, Germany.
The Roundtable Discussion was organized by Chuanlun Zhang (Southern University of Science and Technology, China), Ruixin Zhu (Tongji University, China) and Li Huang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China).
An algal greening of land
Cell 174:256–258 (2018)
The Chara genome: Secondary complexity and implications for plant terrestrialization
Cell 174:448–464 (2018)
Il Bo Live from the Univeristy of Padova (Italy) interviewed Bill Martin about the first organism on Earth:
Com'era fatto il primo organismo mai vissuto sulla Terra?
The Archbishop of Berlin, Dr. Heiner Koch, held the laudatio to the laureate, Prof. William Martin, at the award ceremony of the Klüh Prize in the Hotel Adlon (Berlin). Dr. Koch's laudatio and Prof. Martin's acceptance speech are available on the website of the Archdiocese of Berlin (in German).
Rheinische Post, a major German regional daily newspaper, published an article about William Martin and the Klüh Prize 2018 awarded to him.
Westdeutsche Zeitung, one of the largest German regional daily newspaper in North Rhine-Westphalia, published an article about William Martin and the Klüh Prize 2018 awarded to him.
William Martin recieves the 2018 Award of the Klüh Foundation for the Promotion of Innovation in Science and Research
Embryophyte stress signaling evolved in the algal progenitors of land plants
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2018)
10.04.2018 Graduation | Cessa Rauch
Cessa Rauch successfully finished her doctorate with the thesis entitled
"Plastid longevity in sacoglossan sea slugs".
Eukaryote lateral gene transfer is Lamarckian
Nat Ecol Evol (2018)
Native metals, electron bifurcation, and CO2 reduction in early biochemical evolution
Curr Opin Microbiol 43: 77–83 (2018)