As a result of discovery of thousands of exoplanets including dozens of habitable small planets, searching for a life in the universe attracts more attention. The Astrobiology center (ABC) of Natural Institute of Natural Sciences (NINS), established in 2015, aims to advance this field with the mission of "Exploring exoplanets and life there" and to promote the multi-discipline astrobiology field that includes astrophysics, biology, geophysics, chemistry and so on. For this aim, ABC supports astrobiology researches by two kinds of grants-in-aid programs: the “Project” (one year) program and the “Satellite” (three years) program. In order to present the latest results of these two programs to the community, we will host the 8th workshop on "Life in the Universe". We encourage attendance of not only the researchers involved in the ongoing programs but also those interested in applying for grants and collaborating with ABC.