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Focus on Microscopy 2014
Sydney, Australia
April 13 - 16, 2014

Dear colleagues

The next Focus on Microscopy FOM 2014 meeting is nearing. It will take place in Sydney in the week before Easter 2014 from Sunday April 13 to Wednesday April 16 2014. To see the program of the upcoming conference, just click on 'program' in the column on the left.

The conference will take place at Seymour Centre, University of Sydney, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, Sydney. Further information: Details regarding registration, abstract submission, deadlines, etc. can be found under the various links to the left of present home page of this website. When you wish to be kept informed please leave your email address Stay informed.

Tutorial workshops will be available before the start of the conference on Sunday 13 April afternoon from 14:00 to 16:45. Attendance is free for conference participants. Subjects and speakers are:

The main program of the conference will start at 5:30h in the afternoon on Sunday April 13 with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception. After the close of the conference on April 16 a conference excursion dinner/cruise is planned for the afternoon/evening.

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Focus on Microscopy 2014 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.

The programs of the FOM conferences of the last 10 years together with one page PDF abstracts of presented contributions are available under the link 'Past conferences' at the left, where you can select the year. Please also note the Search button for full searches through the whole FOM archive over the years.

Typical topics of the present and 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 and related techniques) to TIRF • 3D and 4D live cell and tissue imaging • Adaptive optics for microscopy • Developments in phase/interference microscopies • Light sheet microscopy • Advanced fluorescence imaging/spectroscopy: FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS • New fluorescence probes, proteins, quantum dots, single molecule imaging • Coherent non-linear microscopies: SHG, THG, SFG, CARS. • Developments in phase/interference microscopies • Multi-dimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging • Correlated light/electron microscopy • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation • Bio- and nanomaterials, biosensors • OCT, endoscopy • Fast acquisition, automated and high-content microscopy • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data

For the 2014 conference the topic 'Correlated and integrated light electron microscopy' will receive special attention.

A technical exhibition will be an integral part of the Sydney FOM2014 conference.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts
(shifted on request from Jan 14 as announced earlier)
January 15, 2014
Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the webFebruary 11, 2014
Deadline for early registration March 11, 2014
FOM2014 Conference April 13-16, 2014

Welcoming you on behalf of the FocusOnMicroscopy society to the Sydney FOM2014 conference and exhibition:

The FOM2014 conference incorporates the

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