This group aims and objectives are to promote the dissemination of research information relating to the chemical evolution and reorganisation of genetics of the last universal common (or cellular) ancestor (LUCA), its emergence and development to the point of the advent of the three domains of life, namely Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya.
There are many laboratories specifically researching into the question of the origin of life on Earth. There is also a large amount of research, not necessarily directly involved in answering the posed question which may well be able to contribute something to the sum of our knowledge.
It is from this position that NoR CEL has been established, with the aim of kick-starting debate so that the issues surrounding LUCA genetics can be examined and new discoveries promoted by a wide and diverse array of experts.
They hold regular conferences and publish papers that aim to share research and ideas.