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3 October, SaturdayLeidens OntzetLeidenBig annual festivity in Leiden to celebrate the liberation from the Spaniards in 1574.
4 October, SundayESTEC Open DayESTECLectures and attractions for non-space specialists. Free access.
5 October, Monday, PMEANA Council meetingESTEC
6 October, Tuesday
-9 October, Friday
EANA15ESTEC Erasmus Auditorium

Tuesday (15 lectures)
Time Presentation
09:00-09:40 Announcements
Introduction by Department Head
Welcome by EANA President
Introduction to the structure of the Workshop
Session 1: Astrobiology and human exploration
09:40-10:00 Noack et al.
Build-up of an atmosphere on a terrestrial planet depending on mass and interior structure
10:00-10:20 Muller
The current manned space programme as a step towards a better integration of biological and artificial intelligence in the near future
10:20-10:40 Rothschild
“PowerCell”: the interface between Mars resources and human exploration
10:40-11:10 Coffee break
Session 2: Mars and analogues
11:10-11:30 Davila et al. (presented by Schulze-Makuch)
The dry limit of habitability: implications for the search for life on Mars
11:30-11:50 Bak et al. (presented by Finster)
Eroded silicates as sources of hydrogen peroxide, sinks for methane and their implications for bacterial survival
11:50-12:10 Cockell et al.
Mars analogues for space exploration - MASE: an overview
12:10-12:30 Rettberg et al.
Yersinia sp., a facultative anaerobe, isolated from a Mars analogue site in Iceland in the frame of the MASE project
12:30-14:00 Lunch + Poster Session in Erasmus High Bay
14:00-14:20 Garcia-Sanchez et al.
Searching for traces of life in underexplored lava tubes from Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
14:20-14:40 Filker et al.
Microbial eukaryotes in anoxic deep-sea brine lakes - ideal models for astrobiology
14:40-15:00 Schirmack et al.
Influence of martian regolith analogs to the activity and long-term desiccation resistance of methanogens
15:00-15:20 Leuko et al.
The effects of different simulated solar irradiation regimes on the survival and genomic integrity of astrobiological significant microorganisms
15:20-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-16:10 Lamprecht-Grandio et al. (presented by Cortesao)
Novel UV resistance genes revealed by functional metagenomics
16:10-16:30 Foucher et al.
Detection of biosignatures in silicified rocks using Raman spectroscopic mapping
16:30-16:50 Blanco et al. (presented by Gallardo-Carreño)
A multi-technique approach to search for biomarkers on Mars: old Antarctic microbial mats as proxy
16:50-17:10 Pacelli et al. (presented by Selbmann)
DNA persistence in cryptoendolithic microorganisms treated with ionizing radiations
17:10-18:30 Poster Session in Erasmus High Bay (continued)
Wednesday (16 lectures)
Time Presentation
09:00-09:10 Announcements
Session 3: EANA 2015 student contest "Space Factor"
09:10-09:20 Introduction to the Space Factor
09:20-09:35 González-López et al.
The role of magmatic (granite) caves for exploration of Martian analogs on Earth
09:35-09:50 Curtis-Harper et al.
The anaerobic community of an estuarine environment: an analogue for life on Mars
09:50-10:05 Baucon et al.
Bioturbation beyond Earth: potential, methods and models of Astroichnology
10:05-10:20 Erdmann et al.
How tardigrades (water bears) respond to the lack of the geomagnetic field
10:20-10:35 Haezeleer et al.
A Raman Spectroscopic Study on the Thermal Stability of Biomolecules Using a Linkam Stage TS1500
10:35-11:05 Coffee break
11:05-11:20 Myrgorodska et al.
Asymmetric photolysis of chiral molecules of prebiotic importance at synchrotron SOLEIL
11:20-11:35 Mora et al.
The swimming behaviour of hyperthermophiles – or: how to survive potential early Earth conditions
11:35-11:50 Taubner et al.
A new method for quantification of methane production of hydrogenotrophic methanogens
11:50-12:05 Kutlucinar et al.
Acquiring the microbial-mineral interface of Metallosphaera sedula grown on stony meteorite
12:05-13:40 Lunch + Poster Session in Erasmus High Bay
Session 4: Organics, prebiotic chemistry and the origin of life
13:40-14:00 Bardyn et al.
The Cosima instrument onboard Rosetta - dust particles in the inner coma of comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
14:00-14:20 Simakov et al.
The chemical evolution in open space: an experimental approach
14:20-14:40 Gavilan et al.
Cosmic carbon dust analogs in the EUV
14:40-15:00 Whicher et al.
Acetyl phosphate as the first energy currency
15:00-15:20 Kobayashi et al.
Formation of amino acid precursors in primitive atmospheres: implication from Titan and verification in low Earth orbit
15:20-15:50 Group picture and coffee break
15:50-16:10 Fox
Abiotic formation of porphyrins and change of function during chemical evolution
16:10-16:30 Fornaro et al. (presented by Brucato)
Studies of nucleobases binding mechanisms to minerals, their stability and reactivity under prebiotic and space-like conditions
17:00-20:00 Visit and dinner at SPACE EXPO
Thursday (16 invited lectures)
Time Presentation
09:00-09:10 Announcements
Session 5: Astrobiology & Spaceflight
09:10-09:20 Introduction to “Astrobiology & Spaceflight”
09:20-09:40 Horneck
Astrobiology on EURECA, ESA’s retrievable free-flyer
09:40-10:00 Schulte et al.
The BIOPAN experience
10:00-10:30 Brack
The STONE story, from 1 to 6. Happiness and miseries
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:20 Kminek
Planetary protection measures for astrobiology
11:20-11:40 Montrone, Schulte & Demets
EXPOSE-R2: The road from proposal to publication
11:40-12:00 Elsaesser et al.
OREOcube: ORganics Exposure in Orbit
12:00-12:20 Hatton, Walker & Lindner
Cubesat platforms for Exobiology research
12:20-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:20 Taylor
The Rosetta Mission
14:20-14:40 Vago et al.
The ExoMars missions
14:40-15:00 Foing et al.
Astrobiology & habitability field research in Moon-Mars analogues
15:00-15:20 Carpenter
Astrobiology opportunities in lunar exploration
15:20-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-16:10 Callens, Savage et al.
ESA Academy and Astrobiology
16:10-16:30 Gomez et al.
A European Roadmap for Research in Astrobiology – The AstRoMap Roadmap
16:30-16:50 Viso
New opportunities for astrobiology in orbit: Vitrine and more
16:50-17:10 Voytek
NASA and Astrobiology
17:10-17:30 Yano
Japanese space missions related to astrobiology: Sample return sciences from low Earth orbit, near Earth objects and beyond
17:30-18:30 Poster Session in Erasmus High Ba
Friday (7 lectures)
Time Presentation
09:00-09:10 Announcements
Session 6: Space/analogue experiments
09:10-09:30 Moissl-Eichinger et al.
Planetary protection of the ExoMars mission: a status report
09:30-09:50 Cottin et al.
Astrochemistry on the International Space Station. Expose and the photostabilily of organic matter on cometary grains
09:50-10:10 de Vera
Space experiments preparing future space missions to Mars and the icy moons in the solar system
10:10-10:30 Flores-Martinez et al.
Designing advanced biosignature detectors for future icy moon exploration based on convergent evolution
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:20 Moeller et al.
Bacterial spore resistance to galactic cosmic radiation: what do we really know and what needs to be done?
11:20-11:40 Billi et al.
Desert cyanobacteria and the search for life beyond Earth: insights from ground simulations of BOSS and BIOMEX Expose-R2 space missions
11:40-12:00 Childers et al.
BIOROCK: an international space station mission to investigate bacterial biofilm formation and mineral extraction from natural substrates in micro- and simulated gravity
12:00-13:00 Space Factor awards; Poster awards; Closing ceremony
List of posters