Nick Lane

Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry
Nick Lane is a British biochemist, writer, and Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry at University College London. Born in 1967, Lane has contributed significantly to the understanding of the origins of life and cellular processes. He is renowned for his groundbreaking work on evolutionary biochemistry, particularly in the context of hydrothermal vents' role in life's origin, offering new perspectives on aging and cancer. Lane is the author of several award-winning books, including 'Transformer: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death' (2022),...

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Evolution and Life's Origins

1. Origins of Life and Biological Complexity
2. Oxygen's Role in Life's Evolution
3. Evolutionary Complexity and Ecosystems
4. Evolutionary Dynamics and Diversification
5. Evolutionary Milestones in Complex Life