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?