Register immediately with the Origins Center: the national knowledge center for research into the origins and evolution of life. 

These are the key benefits:

  • We support your work and your career in researching the origins and evolution of life. 
  • We offer a platform for research ideas. Collaboration pays off. Through the Origins Center you will find the right colleagues with whom you can realize your good ideas? 
  • We show society the work that researchers do together in the Netherlands and connect research results with relevant media.
  • We bundle information from relevant funding opportunities for research into the origins and evolution of life.
  • We post vacancies that are relevant to the 300 members of the Origins Center.- We regularly send a newsletter with relevant updates from a broad field of research into the origins and evolution of life.

Please note! Membership is only possible for scientists with a Dutch affiliation.


    We ask all members of the Origins Center community to publish their professional contact information on our website. Colleagues can get to know you. And the Steering group can send you relevant news connected to your field of research.


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    Email address
    Use only email domain of academic institutes and knowledge organisations.


    Please share your Dutch affiliation(s)


    Describe your scientific expertise(s), like 'molecular modelling'; 'astrophysics'; 'chaos theory'; 'evolutionary biology' or; 'structural geology', etc...


    Write in max. four sentences what research you work on or would like to work on (ambitions) in the field of the origins of life.


    Please give us the url of your personal webpage (including http...)


    Select which part(s) of the of the Origins Center Research Program the event is about. [You can select more than one option]

    The formation and early evolution of Earth-like planets and moonsThe emergence of the right conditions for the origin of lifeThe emergence of molecules relevant to lifeThe emergence of life-like functionsThe emergence of Darwinian evolutionThe emergence of lifeThe interaction between life and its environmentThe emergence of complex relationships between mutations (genotype) and their effects on life (phenotype)The emergence of contemporary biochemistryThe emergence of the living cell (prokaryotes)The emergence of eukaryotesThe emergence of multicellular life


    Select the knowledge network(s) you associate yourself with. If non-existing, which network group you would like to add to the Origins Center research community?

    Explaining life's preference for homochiralityBridging long temporal and spatial scalesFinding extraterrestrial lifeBuilding and repairing life - from molecule to ecosystemPredicting evolution of lifeOrigin and co-evolution of earth-like planets and life



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    Please share (your own) publications which you find important for your work, with the research community (url of the publication, maximum 4 publications, from maximum 2 years old, from (co)authors working in a Dutch institute)



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