FOM 2019 – PLANELIGHT will attend to Focus on Microscopy 2019 April 14-17

Dear Colleagues

We would like to PLANELIGHT will attend to FOM2019, the next conference in the FOM series. It will take place in London from Sunday April 14 to Wednesday April 17, 2019. Please note that this will be in the week before Easter 2019.

The FOM2019 conference venue will be the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) conference centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, UK, located adjacent to the Big Ben, the Parliament building and Westminster Abbey.


The London conference will start on Sunday morning 14 April with free tutorials, followed by parallel sessions and Flash poster presentations. Around 17:30, a plenary opening session with invited speakers is scheduled followed by a welcome reception. For details see the tentative program under the "Program" link on the left. After the close of the conference on April 17 a walking tour and conference dinner is planned.

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Focus on Microscopy 2019 is the continuation of a yearly conference series presenting the latest innovations in optical microscopy and their application in biology, medicine and the material sciences. Key subjects for the conference series are the theory and practice of 3D optical imaging, related 3D image processing, and reporting especially on developments in resolution and imaging modalities. The conference series covers also the rapidly advancing fluorescence labeling techniques for confocal and multi-photon 3D imaging of -live- biological specimens.

Typical topics of the upcoming FOM conference will include:

• Theory and practice of confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy • Super-resolution, nanoscopy imaging: from PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescent activation/quenching, stochastic/centroid (PALM, STORM, GSDIM, SOFI and related techniques) to TIRF • 3D and 4D live cell and tissue imaging • Adaptive optics for microscopy • Light sheet microscopy • Phase/interference based microscopies, • OCT, holographic, endoscopy • Advanced fluorescence imaging/spectroscopy: FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS, SOFI • New fluorescence probes, proteins, quantum dots, single molecule imaging • Clearing and expansion techniques. • Coherent non-linear microscopies: SHG, THG, SFG, CARS. • Multi-dimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging • Correlated microscopies, light/electron, et al. • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation • Fast acquisition, automated and high-content microscopy • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data

A technical exhibition will be an integral part of the upcoming FOM conference.

Important dates:

Opening submission of abstracts Friday, November 2, 2018
Deadline for the submission of abstracts Tuesday, Januari 22, 2019
Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the web Friday, February 15, 2019
Deadline for early registration Thursday, March 7, 2019
FOM2019 Conference Sunday, April 14 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Easter Sunday 2019 Sunday, April 21, 2019

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