The 2022 edition of TiBE was devoted to THE BIOLOGY OF COLOUR. Colour is a central aspect of the biology of many living beings, contributing to mediate their relationship with members of their own species and their ecosystem.

During three days, we discussed recent trends in the study of the evolutionary and functional significance of colour in nature integrating knowledge from biologists working on multiple aspects of colouration.

Held in an informal but stimulating scientific atmosphere, these conferences provide an excellent opportunity for strong interaction and brainstorming between students and more experienced researchers.

The conference was structured in four sessions, covering different topics. Each session opened with a plenary conference by a leading researcher in the topic, and was followed by oral communications and poster sessions

Session 1

Genetics and Evolution of Colour

Session 2

Mechanisms of Colour Production

Session 3

Behavioural Ecology and Signalling

Session 4

Colouration Biology in a Changing World

Invited speakers

Collège de France, Paris (France)

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel)

CEFE, Montpellier (France)

University of Liverpool, Liverpool (UK)


The conference took place at the Luís Soares Auditorium at the Polytechnic of Porto (Campus 2) in Vila do Conde, Portugal 

Venue location

Vila do Conde

The Conference room