Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo
Researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He focuses mainly on aspects of philosophical and scientific interest related to the origin and definition of life, at the cross-roads between physics, chemistry, and biology. He works in the Department of Science Logic and Philosophy (FICE), in Donostia-San Sebastián, and is also affiliated to the Science and Technology School in Leioia (Bizkaia, Spain). He is a specialist in proto-cellular models, and after receiving a Ramón y Cajal contract, he was awarded the I3 Certificate to recognise his research career, combining experimentation, computational simulations, and theoretical reflection.

The question of the origin of life cannot be explained by appealing exclusively to Darwinian evolutionary mechanisms, as many experts tend to assume, but requires a profound change in perspective.