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Nick Lane, PhD

Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry Genetics, Evolution & Environment, Division of Biosciences


Nick Lane is Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry at UCL. He was a founding member of the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research and is Co-Director of the UCL Centre for Life’s Origins and Evolution. His research is about how energy flow has shaped evolution from the origin of life to the emergence of complex traits such as sex, death and consciousness. Lane has written five books on energy and evolution, and has received many awards for his work, including the 2015 Biochemical Society Award and the 2016 Royal Society Faraday Prize.

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Professor Nick Lane : How can we know anything about the origin of life?

Life as a Guide to the Origin of Life – with Professor Nick Lane