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Bio-inspired Photonics

Bio-Mimetic and Nature Inspired Design Initiative

Within the framework of our Bio-Mimetic and Nature Inspired Design initiative we organise talks and events open to everybody!

Living Light 2018

We are pleased to invite you to Living Light 2018!

Living light is a biennial interdisciplinary conference focusing on light-matter interaction in living organisms. Following 2016's success at the Scripps Research Institute, the next conference will take place in Cambridge, United Kingdom from the 10th to 13th of April2018. We invite everyone with an interest in light in living organisms to participate. The conference topics covers (without being limited to)

  • Biological photonic structures;
  • Optics of natural materials;
  • Development and evolution of structural colouration in nature;
  • Bio-photoluminescence;
  • Ecology and biochemistry of structural colour in nature.

Deadline for abstract submissions for talks or posters is 15th January 2018.

For more information:  Living Light 2018

Previous talks:

Prof. Michel C. Milinkovitch 

Dept of Genetics & Evolution & SIB (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
University of Geneva, Switzerland

"The EvoDevo & Physics of Skin Appendages and Skin Colours in Vertebrates”

Prof. Dr. Klaus Lunau
Institut für Sinnesökologie Department Biologie
Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

"Small but powerful: How floral guides determine flower-visiting behaviour of
bees and flies"

Nature Inspired Manufacturing Workshop

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

See full program here: