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Focus on Microscopy 2009
Krakow, Poland
April 5 - April 8, 2009

Dear colleagues,

After this years successful conference in Osaka/Awaji (group picture), Japan we like to announce the next conference in the FOM series. It will take place in Krakow, Poland from Sunday April 5 to Wednesday April 8, 2009. Please note that this is in the week before Easter 2009. The conference excursion and dinner will take place on the afternoon/evening of the last day of the conference, 8 April.

The conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University Auditorium Maximum, ul. Krupnicza 35, in the center of Krakow. Details of registration, abstract submission, deadlines, etc. will become available at a later moment on this website. When you wish to be kept informed please leave your email address here.

Focus on Microscopy 2009 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:

• Confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopies • Novel illumination and detection strategies • Fluorescence - new labels, fluorescent proteins, quantum dots, single molecule • Time-resolved fluorescence - FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS • Coherent non-linear microscopies - SHG, THG, SFG, CARS • Raman, light scattering microscopy • Multi-dimensional imaging • Sub-wavelength resolution - near field microscopy, STED, PALM • Laser manipulation, ablation and microdissection, photoactivation • Optical tools in genomics, proteomics, phenomics, cytometry • Magnetic resonance and X-ray microscopy • Image processing and visualisation • Live cell and whole tissue imaging

A technical exhibition will be a feature of the Krakow FOM2009 conference.

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

Welcoming you to the Krakow FOM2009 conference and exhibition,
On behalf of the FocusOnMicroscopy society,

The FOM2009 conference incorporates the

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