Research & Activities


Prebiotic Chemistry

Scharf, C., Virgo, N., Cleaves, H.J., II, Aono, M., Aubert-Kato, N., Aydinoglu, A., Barahona, A., Barge, L.M., Benner, S.A., Biehl, M., Brasser, R., Butch, C.J., Chandru, K., Cronin, L., Danielache, S., Fischer, J., Hernlund, J., Hut, P., Ikegami, T., Kimura, J., Kobayashi, K., Mariscal, C., McGlynn, S., Menard, B., Packard, N., Pascal, R., Pereto, J., Rajamani, S., Sinapayen, L., Smith, E., Switzer, C., Takai, K., Tian, F., Ueno, Y., Voytek, M., Witkowski, O., and Yabuta, H. (2015) A strategy for origins of life research. Astrobiology 15, doi:10.1089/ast.2015.1113

Jun Wang, Peter V. Bonnesen, E. Rangel, E. Vallejo, Ariadna Sanchez-Castillo, H. James Cleaves, Arthur P. Baddorf, Bobby G. Sumpter, Minghu Pan, Petro Maksymovych & Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera (2015) Supramolecular polymerization of a prebiotic nucleoside provides insights into the creation of sequence-controlled polymers. Scientific Reports 5:18891 | DOI: 10.1038/srep18891

Guttenberg N, Laneuville M, Ilardo M, Aubert-Kato N (2015) Transferable Measurements of Heredity in Models of the Origins of Life. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140663. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140663

M. Naruse, M. Berthel, A. Drezet, S. Huant, M. Aono, H. Hori, S.-J. Kim, "Single-photon decision maker," Scientific Reports 5, 13253 (2015).

S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, E. Nameda, "Efficient decision-making by volume-conserving physical object," New Journal of Physics 17, 083023 (2015).

M. Aono, N. Kitadai, Y. Oono, "A principled approach to the origin problem," Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 45 (3), 327-338 (2015).

M. Aono, M. Wakabayashi, "Amoeba-inspired heuristic search dynamics for exploring chemical reaction paths," Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 45 (3), 339-345 (2015).

M. Aono, S. Kasai, S.-J. Kim, M. Wakabayashi, H. Miwa, M. Naruse, "Amoeba-inspired nanoarchitectonic computing implemented using electrical Brownian ratchets," Nanotechnology 26, 234001, DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/26/23/234001 (2015).

M. Naruse, S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, H. Hori, and M. Ohtsu, Chaotic oscillation and random-number generation based on nanoscale optical-energy transfer, Scientific Reports 4: 6039 (2014).

Cleaves, HJ, Neish, C, Callahan, M & Dworkin, JP Amino Acid Production from Titan Tholins and Its Comparison with Miller Urey Type Reaction Products. (Submitted)