It is official: The Carlsberg Foundation has supported the next stages of my quest of investigating if minerals and sedimentary processes has played a role in the evolution of life (Link)
They have funded my project: "Mineral facilitated horizontal gene transfer -a new principle for the evolution of life" with ~669K euros and I am much looking forward to move into the next stages of my research program with this grant.
You can read more about the hypotheses here: https://www.kksand.com/mineral-facilitated-evolution-of-li
Stay tuned there for project updates
Image: Circular DNA adsorbing on calcite step edges.