Materials Responding to Daylight

  • Author/Organiser: Daylight Academy
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  • Event Date: 17 September 2019 to 17 September 2019
  • Event Type: Seminar
  • Venue: online webinar: 4.00–5.30 pm (CEST)

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(Day)Light can cause many different responses. In three short presentations it will be explored how light makes plants move, can induce physiological effects, and change the properties of materials in buildings. The interdisciplinary view on a common phenomenon may help to inspire new approaches in drug design, smart material development, and applications.
The Daylight Academy brings together international experts and opinion leaders working with daylight and promotes interdisciplinary cooperation among scientists, architects, and other professionals.


Moderator: Prof. Burkhard König, University of Regensburg, Germany

  • Photopharmacology
    Prof. Dirk Trauner
    New York University (NYU), Department of Chemistry, USA
  • Reaching out for the sun: mechanism underlying enhanced light access in plants
    Prof. Christian Fankhauser
    University of Lausanne (UNIL), Center for Integrative Genomics, France
  • Smart Materials for Daylight Management
    Dr. Andreas Schüler
    EPFL, Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion, Switzerland


Register until 10 September 2019


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