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The program will consist of lectures and seminars from July 9th to July 15th (both days included), therefore arrival on July 8th and departure on july 16th is highly desirable for full attendance.

Call for Oral and Poster Contributions: Time will be allocated in the schedule for advanced seminars and selected, short oral contributions. A full poster session will also be organized.

Invited speakers, oral contributors, and poster presenters are encouraged to submit an abstract following the on-line procedure, or alternatively, uploading the word template below.

Abstract submission is open for last-minute posters exclusively.

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This workshop will cover most aspects of the biophotonic methodology: basic physics of photonic band gap materials, detailed description of optical properties, quantitative study of biological functions of colours, electron microscopic investigations of nanomorphology, confirmation of reverse engineered structures by modelling and computer simulations, techniques of field collection of attractive biological specimens, etc….

Sessions will start on the 9th of July and will end on the 15th of July, therefore arrival on the 8th of July and departure on the 16th of July are desirable.

Invited Speakers and Topics will include:

Andrew Parker, London: "Evolution's Big Bang- the Origin of Optics"

Eli Yablonovitch, Berkeley: Applications of Photonic Crystal Pigments in Technology
Doekele Stavenga, Groningen: Vision and colors
Jacques Livage, Paris: Pigmentary coloration
Jean-Pol Vigneron, Namur: Physics of structural coloration
Andrew Parker, London: Evolutionist's point of view
Richard Prum, Yale, New Haven: Optics and self assembly of amorphous photonic nanostructures in birds
Jacques Pasteels, Brussels: Animal defence strategies
Jian Zi, Fudan University, Shanghai:
Jacques Lafait, Paris: Defining and measuring color
Serge Berthier, Paris: Multiscale aspects of visual appearance
Michel Milinkovitch, Geneva: Molecular Phylogeny and Evo-Devo
Claus Nielsen, Copenhagen: Zoological systematics and classification 
Cefe López, Madrid: Opal Structures
Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Antwerp: Electron microscopies
László Biró, Budapest: Bio-inspired artificial structures 
Davy Galliot, lille: Composite Organic - inorganic Butterfly Scales: What Do We Learn When Disorder Meets Order! 
Claus Helix Nielsen, Kgs. Lyngby: Biomimetic membranes for separation and sensor applications


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