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The Magical Displays of Nature’s Living Light
May 17 @ 7:00 PM
with Dimitri Deheyn, Ph.D., Wednesday, May 17
Social: 6:45 p.m., Program: 7:00 p.m.
Have you ever been at the beach at night and seen the waves
glowing? This is a form of bioluminescence: the emission of light
produced by living organisms. It occurs in many marine animals and
microorganisms and is especially common in deep sea creatures.
Organisms have developed biological strategies over millions of years
of evolution, adapting to environmental conditions so they can thrive.
Join us for a talk with Dr. Dimitri Deheyn is a Research Scientist at the Marine Biology Research Division of Scripps
Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. There he conducts
cross-disciplinary research on biomimicry, the science of learning from nature to develop new
processes and sustainable biomaterials. He also studies fluctuations in bioluminescence and
fluorescence related to climate change or chemical exposure, which can help determine the
health of a shifting ecosystem.
Please RSVP to Bob Crowell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the lecture.