Astrobiology and Geobiology
Professor of Astrobiology
James Clerk Maxwell Building
University of Edinburgh
email: c.s.cockell [at] ed.ac.uk
Tel: + 44 131 650 2961
Currently I am Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology
My lab is interested in
life in extreme environments. Our particular interest is in the interactions of
microbes with minerals and the function and diversity of microbes in rocky
We apply this work to diverse areas in astrobiology and earth sciences.
I currently teach the pre-honours Astrobiology course (PHYS08051) and the second year Properties of Matter course (PHYS08046). I oversee (and teach on) the SUPA Astrobiology and Search for Life course (SUPAASL) and I teach and run a Massive Open On-Line Learning (MOOC) introductory course on Astrobiology (https://www.coursera.org/course/astrobio).