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Focus on Microscopy 2012
April 1 - April 4, 2012

Images courtesy Singapore tourist board
Dear colleagues,

The FOM2012 Singapore conference is dedicated to the memory of Mats Gustafsson who after a long illness died on Sunday April 17, 2011. He pioneered super-resolution via structured illumination microscopy. He regularly attended the FOM meetings, many times as invited speaker.
The next Focus on Microscopy FOM 2012 Singapore meeting is close. It will take place in Singapore from Sunday April 1 to Wednesday April 4, 2012.

To see the program of the upcoming conference program just, click on program in the column on the left.

Tutorial workshops will be available before the start of the conference on Sunday 1 April afternoon from 14:00 to 16:45. Subjects and speakers are:

Attendance is free for registered participants. See for details the program.

The main program of the conference will start at 5:30h in the afternoon on Sunday the 1st of April with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception. After the close of the conference on April 4th around 15:00h, a conference excursion/dinner is planned for the afternoon/evening.

The conference will take place at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition centre, in the heart of Singapore and is supported by the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Centre of Bioimaging Sciences (CBIS), and the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI). Details regarding registration, abstract submission, deadlines, etc. are now available on this website. If you wish to be kept informed please leave your email address here.

Singapore city is a beautiful city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometers north of the equator. First settled in the 2nd century AD it has known a rich history as part of various empires, British colonial rule and finally independence in 1963. It possesses its own international airport with a direct Metro connection to the city center.

Focus on Microscopy 2012 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 is covers also the rapidly advancing fluorescence labeling techniques for the 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 microscopys • 3D and 4D live cell and tissue imaging • Super-resolution, nanoscopy imaging: from PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescent activation/quenching, stochastic/centroid to TIRF • Time-resolved fluorescence: 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 nanomaterials, biosensors • OCT, endoscopy • Fast acquisition, automated and high-throughput microscopy techniques • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data

A technical exhibition will be an integral part of the Singapore FOM2012 conference.

The programs of the previous FOM conferences from 2004 onwards together with the one page abstracts of contributions can be viewed in PDF format on this website by clicking the History button on the left and selecting the conference year.

Welcoming you to the Singapore FOM2012 conference and exhibition,
On behalf of the FocusOnMicroscopy society,

The FOM2012 conference incorporates the

Main sponsors of Focus on Microscopy 2012: