Information and Noise:
Chemistry, Biology and Evolution
Creating Complex Systems

Beilstein Bozen Symposium

5 — 7 June, 2018

Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald
Rüdesheim, Germany


Scientific Commitee:

Lee Cronin / University of Glasgow, UK

Tim Clark / University of Nürnberg-Erlangen

Martin G. Hicks, Carsten Kettner / Beilstein-Institut

Aspects covered by this conference

Complex molecules found in nature are the results of chemical reactions in biological systems, i.e. living systems. But what is the maximum complexity that can be found abiotically without the use of a biological system and is there a limit to the complexity that biological systems can produce (or humans can understand)?

Is the chemical variation of life on earth the most robust form potentially evolvable, or just robust enough?

Is it efficient to mimic biological synthesis pathways by means from the organic chemistry toolbox?