It is our great pleasure to present the Origins of Life Donostia Meeting 2023, to be held in Donostia-San Sebastian (Palacio Miramar), Basque Country (Spain), on the 2nd-4th of October 2023, in an in-person format.  The motivation for organizing this event is to provide an opportunity for all of us, researchers interested in the problem of how biological complexity could emerge from physics and chemistry, to get together in a beautiful location, in a friendly environment where we can share and discuss recent ideas/results on this fascinating topic -- after a few strange years when this has been difficult to do.   

The meeting will be the final event of a European Marie Curie ITN Project centred on the physical and chemical roots of metabolism (https://protomet-etn.eu/), but we wanted to open it to the whole origin-of-life community. Therefore, although the programme will cover a significant number of contributions related to ‘proto-metabolic systems’, a wider range of subjects, within the field, will be certainly welcome. This includes scientific inputs, of course, both experimental and theoretical, but also more conceptual/philosophical reflections on open questions that remain a challenge of more general concern for the community.      

We look forward to your abstracts and to seeing all of you in Donostia!

Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo, on behalf of OLDM’2023 Organizing Committee