After the successful FOM2011 conference held in Konstanz this year, Focus on Microscopy 2012 (FOM2012) will be held in Singapore. It will take place in the week before Easter from Sunday April 1 to Wednesday April 4, 2012 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre in the heart of the city. It is sponsored by the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Centre of Bioimaging Sciences (CBIS), and the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI).
The conference starts around 6 o‘clock in the afternoon on Sunday the 28th with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception. A technical exhibition will accompany the Singapore FOM2012 conference.
All details concerning registration, abstract submission and deadlines are be made public on the FOM website.
A wide range of microscopy and microscopy related subjects will be addressed. These range from the physics of super-resolution spatial image formation to the advanced use of fluorescent probes in live-cellular biophysics. With its origin and focus in sectioned confocal/2-photon microscopy the conference also signals important developments in neighbouring fields.
Topics of the FOM conference series include:
• Theory and practice of confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy
• 3D and 4D live cell and tissue imaging
• Super-resolution, nanoscopy: PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescent activation and stochastic imaging (PALM, STORM and related techniques
• Light sheet microscopy
• Advanced Fluorescence Spectroscopy: FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS
• Coherent, non-linear microscopies: SHG, THG, SFG, CARS.
• Multi-dimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging
• Correlative Light/Electron microscopy
• Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation
• Bio- and nano-materials, biosensors
• Biomedical applications: OCT, endoscopy
• Fast acquisition, automated and high-throughput microscopy
• 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data
The conference series is known for covering the rapid development of advanced fluorescence labeling techniques for the confocal and multi-photon 3D imaging and single molecule imaging in live biological specimens.
Laser light based activation and quenching techniques integrated with 3D microscopy are becoming important tools in cell biology.
For information on program schedule, conference venue, and background on the present and previous FOM conferences and exhibition visit the FOM website.
Welcoming you to the FOM2010 conference and exhibition, on behalf of the FOM 2012, is the organizing committee:
Colin Sheppard, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Thorsten Wohland, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fred Brakenhoff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Singapore conference Focus on Microscopy 2012 incorporates the
25th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy
24th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy
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Keywords: 2D and 3D Imaging 3D Electron Microscopy Correlative Microscopy FCS FLIM Fluorescence Microscopy Focus on Microscopy FOM FOM2012 FRAP FRET Microscopy Conference Multiphoton-excitation Microscopy