The Bosak lab attended the 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference in Chicago, IL. Sharon Newman presented a talk on cyanobacterial fossilization by clay minerals and Shane O’Reilly (a Bosak lab collaborator) presented his recent work on the microbial contribution to ooid formation. Also, make sure to check out abstracts by Andras Zsom (co-advised by Dr. Sara Seager) on the habitable zone: A population based prospective and Emily Matys (co-advised by Dr. Roger Summons) on the biological diversity of microbial structures in Antarctic ice-covered lakes.