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Focus on Microscopy 2008
Osaka-Awaji, Japan
April 13 - April 16, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

The next conference in the FOM series will take place in Osaka, Awaji Island, Japan from Sunday, April 13 to Wednesday, April 16, 2008. The conference will start around 6 o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday the 13th with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception.

The conference location is the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center/Resort near Osaka. The location is easily reached from Kobe and Osaka and airports in half to one hour by bus. Look for more information about the location and access here. All details around registration, abstract submission and deadlines etc. will come available at a later moment on this website. To be informed automatically click here.

The Focus on Microscopy 2007 conference was very successful. For a great deal thanks to the enthusiastic organization by the team of the University of Valencia under the guidance of Manuel Martinez-Corral and Genaro Saavedra of the Dept. of Optics, University of Valencia, Spain. FOM2007 was in fact the best attended conference in the FOM history with a great number of papers presented in plenary, focused parallel and poster sessions. The highlight of the conference socially was the conference dinner in the stunning Las Arenas Spa direct on the Mediterranean seaside.

The program of the 2007 conference and one-page abstracts of the presented contributions can be accessed in PDF format on the FOM website by clicking the "History" >> "FOM2007" >> "Program" button left main page. Also the abstracts of earlier conferences can be found at this website, together with a search facility.

Typical topics of the upcoming FOM conference will include:

• Confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopies • Novel illumination and detection strategies - selectiveplane, extended depth of focus, 4pi, structured illumination • Fluorescence - new labels, fluorescent proteins, quantum dots, single molecule, excitation-emission spectroscopy • Time-resolved fluorescence - FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS • Coherent non-linear microscopies - SHG, THG, SFG, CARS • Scattering processes: Raman, light scattering spectroscopy, second harmonic • Multi-dimensional imaging • Sub-wavelength resolution - near field microscopy, total internal reflection • Laser manipulation, ablation and microdissection, photoactivation • Magnetic resonance and X-ray microscopy • Image processing and visualisation • Live cell and tissue imaging • Whole tissue imaging - optical coherence tomography, endoscopy, whole animal fluorescence • Optical tools in genomics, proteomics, phenomics, cytometry

A technical exhibition will be a feature of the the Osaka-Awaji FOM2008 conference.

Welcoming you to the FOM2008 conference and exhibition,
On behalf of the FocusOnMicroscopy society,

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