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Identification of one of the first multicellular algae thanks to its chlorophyll fossilized for 1 billion years

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Liege that opens new perspectives in the study of the diversification of eukaryotes within the first ecosystems.

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Scientific prize

Eight ULiège researchers win prizes from the Royal Academy of Belgium | Science Class 2021

Michaël Gillon, Loïc Michel, Alice Mouton, Michaël Ovidio, Corentin Loron, Frédéric Kerff, Nicolas Sturaro and Damien Sluysmans, researchers at the Faculty of Science, are among the winners of the Academy's Science Class Awards 2021.

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JWST: an ambitious scientific space mission in which the University of Liege is participating

The James Webb Space Telescope, the new space giant, will be launched from  Kourou at the end of this year. ULiège and its researchers are involved in this ambitious scientific project.

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La quête de la vie

Sur Terre d’abord. Ailleurs peut-être ensuite...

La Professeur Emmanuelle Javaux a une obsession : découvrir les plus anciennes traces de vie sur Terre et comprendre son évolution.

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82 projects funding granted by the FNRS to ULiège researchers!

These credits are granted to researchers developping projects of excellence.

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In the search for the origins and evolution of life

Re-examining the evidence of early life traces is essential !

In Nature, Professor Emmanuelle Javaux reports on the most recent advances in the analysis of biosignatures of the first traces of life on Earth, and elsewhere in the universe. Research that is at the heart of astrobiology.

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In the search for the origins and evolution of life

Re-examining the evidence of early life traces is essential !

In Nature, Professor Emmanuelle Javaux reports on the most recent advances in the analysis of biosignatures of the first traces of life on Earth, and elsewhere in the universe. Research that is at the heart of astrobiology.

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Researchers from ULiège discover the oldest fossil fungi known to date

A research team led by scientists from the Early Life Traces & Evolution-Astrobiology laboratory have discovered numerous specimens of fossil microscopic fungi dating back from 900 million years.

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Modern plate tectonics began on our planet Earth at least 2.2 billion years ago (Ga)

A recent study conducted at the University of Liège revealed that the plate tectonics of our planet, as we know it today, was functional as early as 2.2-2.1 Ga.

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Protists predators 1.1 billion years ago !

Predation by protist on protist (eukaryovory) emerged earlier than previously documented, perhaps triggering an earlier diversification of eukaryotes documented by new microfossil assemblages

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The oldest porphyrins suggest cyanobacteria were the dominant primary producers in the mid-Proterozoic oceans

Porphyrins, the fossil chemical signatures of the pigment chlorophyll, and their nitrogen isotopes, suggest that cyanobacteria may have been the dominant form of primary producers, perhaps hampering the diversification of higher trophic levels, including animals, in mid-Proterozoic oceans.

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