“Living Light and Bioinspired Applications” Café des Sciences

“Living Light and Bioinspired Applications” Café des Sciences

The Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles and the Alliance Française in San Diego are pleased to invite you to their Café des Sciences this Monday, May 23, at 7pm at the Martin Johnson House in La Jolla.


The topic of this Café des Sciences is “Living Light and Bioinspired Applications”. During the presentation, the following questions will be answered: what is bioluminescence? where can we find it? what technology can we make out of it?

The presentation will be in English, followed by a Q&A session in both English and French.

You will have the opportunity to meet the speaker, Dimitri Deheyn.

Who is Dimitri Deheyn?

Dimitri Deheyn is a research scientist in the Marine Biology Research Division of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at UC San Diego. Originally from Belgium, Dr. Deheyn has expertise in the processes by which animals produce visible light (through bioluminescence or fluorescence). These phenomena are magical to observe, and are also a source of inspiration for the development of new technology through biomimicry.

When and where?

This Café des Sciences will take place at the Martin Johnson House (T-29 Building) in La Jolla.

The address is : 8840 Biological Grade, La Jolla, CA 92037.

If you plan to come by car, make sure to have $3 with you as you will have to pay a fee for a parking spot in the parking lots #P010 to #P013, by the T-29 Building, or on the Street parking on La Jolla Shore Dr.

The event will start at 7pm sharp, so make sure to be on time!


Please be aware that this Café des Sciences event is free. However, you still have to register by email at bureau@afsandiego.org or by phone at (858) 550 0144.