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)
  • Where Online
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Submissions of abstracts to the Early Career Researcher Living Light online meeting are open!

Submissions for oral presentations and posters will be open until 15th June. Please submit your 250-word abstract at this link:


Please do pass this email onto any early career researchers who might consider sharing their work at the conference (details below), and any relevant mailing lists.


You can also check out our website (where you can sign up for this mailing list) & follow us on twitter for further information.


The full programme, including discussions, prizes and keynote speakers, will be finalized in July. Attendance will be free of charge.


We’re looking forward to seeing you virtually in September!

the ECR Living Light Online committee



 The conference will be run in two sessions over the 22nd/23rd September 2021:

GMT - 7
5am - 8am (22nd) & 7pm - 10pm (22nd)
GMT + 1
1pm-4pm (22nd) & 6am - 9am (23rd)
GMT + 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 programme will be finalised 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 and share the news amongst your networks. We hope that you will be able to join us for as much of the meeting as possible. 


Living Light website & mailing list sign-up

Living Light Conference twitter