Living Light online meeting for Early Career Researchers

  • When Sep 22, 2021 02:00 PM to Sep 23, 2021 10:00 AM (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
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One-day Living Light online meeting for Early Career Researchers on 22nd / 23rd September 2021
The conference will be run in two sessions:
UTC - 7
5am - 8am (22nd) & 7pm - 10pm (22nd)
UTC + 1
1pm-4pm (22nd) & 6am - 9am (23rd)
UTC + 8
9pm-midnight (22nd)  & 2pm - 5pm (23rd)

We will bring together any early career biologists, chemists, physicists, material scientists whose work is related to vision or optics in nature, with a particular emphasis on promoting discussion across disciplines. We strongly encourage applications from researchers in groups underrepresented (by e.g. disability, ethnicity) in STEM.

We will invite abstract submissions for both:
  • live 10-minute video conference presentations
  • posters / flash presentations
Abstract submissions will be open from 1st May - 15th June 2021 and the program will be finalized by 31st July. 

We’d especially like to encourage submissions in the following themes and topics: 
  • Biological photonic structures
  • New techniques in imaging, measurement or modeling of bio-optical systems
  • Development of structural colors in living organisms
  • Function, ecology & evolution of structural colors
  • Visual ecology and colour 
  • Bioinspired photonics
  • Bioluminescence 
  • Biochemistry of natural photonic structures
  • Photosynthetic materials
  • Optimization of light harvesting in nature


Attendance will be free of charge. Please save the date, share the news amongst your networks, and keep an eye out for when submissions open. We hope that you will be able to join us for as much of the meeting as possible.