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EANA is participating in
TDP COST Action TD1308
Origins and evolution of life on Earth
and in the Universe (ORIGINS)

                    EANA is participating in the FP7 project AstRoMap

Dear Colleague,

The 13th European Workshop on Astrobiology EANA 13 is just ended. Thank you for coming and for having made it a success. We, the Local Organizing Committee, would like to thank Gerda Horneck for her outstanding contribution to the organization of EANA 13. Thank you Gerda!
EANA 13 has brought some changes into EANA. We have a new President, Frances Westall, a new Honorary President, Gerda Horneck and new members of the Executive Council. We would like to welcome them all. Please, navigate through the EANA web pages to learn more. For more information on the EANA 13 please consult the official web page of EANA 13 at the address:


The EANA 13 web page will be maintained. We would like also to announce that the EANA 14 web site is now up


The deadline for abstract submission and registration is August 15th, 2014
We look forward to seeing you next year in Edinburgh!

Best wishes,
Ewa Szuszkiewicz, Franco Ferrari (for the EANA 13 team) and Charles Cockell (for the EANA14 team)



  1. Search for Life Beyond the Solar System — Exoplanets, Biosignatures and Instruments, March 16-21, 2014, Tucson, Arizona

  2. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, 17-21 March 2014

  3. 2nd Workshop on Mars - CONNECTING PLANETARY SCIENTISTS IN EUROPE, Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, June 3–5, 2014
    Deadline for workshop registration and abstract submission 30 March, 2014

  4. Biosignatures Across Space and Time Bergen, Norway, 20-22 May 2014
    Deadline for abstract submission and registration: 31 March, 2014

  5. 10th International Congress on Extremophiles, Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 7-11, 2014
    Abstract submission deadline: 15 April, 2014

  6. ESA/ISGP/CSA Joint Life Sciences Meeting, Waterloo, Canada, 16-20 June 2014
    Early fee deadline: 15 May, 2014

  7. Stellar Astrophysics Centre Summer School 2014: “Stars, Planets and Life in the Universe”
    Aarhus University, 10‐22 August 2014

    Registration deadline: 15 May, 2014

  8. 18th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, Marseilles, France, September 16-19, 2014
    Early registration deadline: 31 June, 2014

  9. Origins 2014, Nara, Japan, 6-11 July 2014

  10. Characterizing Planetary Systems Across the HR Diagram, Cambridge, 28 July - 1 August, 2014

  11. COSPAR 2014, Moskow, Russia 2-10 August, 2014

Documents, Publications, Initiatives

  1. EANA annual report 2012
  2. Stockholm astrobiology declaration on ExoMars
  3. OLEB special issue of EANA’11 presentations
  4. EXPOSE-E Mission on the International Space Station: Special Issue of Astrobiology Journal
  5. Space research in Horizon 2020
  6. Suborbital Research Association

Jobs and opportunities

  1. Postdoctoral opportunity in Geobiology: The search for life on Mars We seek a biogeoscientist for a 3 year postdoctoral position starting in mid 2014.
  2. Postdoctoral position and two PhD positions to work on the project: The formation and evolution of mean-motion resonances in planetary systems, CASA*, University of Szczecin, Poland
    The review of applicants will begin on
    January 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  3. 2014 LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
    Application Deadline Approaching
    January 17, 2014
  4. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physics (Astrophysics or Planetary Science), University of Northern Florida
    The review of applicants will begin on
    January 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  5. Posdoctoral Position - Geochemical investigations of Archean drill cores and modern samples of stromatolites and microbial mats, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) and Synchrotron SOLEIL
    Available immediately
  6. Posdoctoral Fellowships - Protrozoic taphonmy, Yale University: NASA Astrobiology Institute
    The review of applicants will begin on September 2nd, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

New Books

  1. Habitability of Other Planets and Satellites
    J.-P. de Vera, Institute of Planetary Research, Berlin, Germany; J. Seckbach, The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (Eds.)
  2. Astrochemistry and Astrobiology
    Smith, Ian W. M.; Cockell, Charles S.; Leach, Sydney (Eds.)