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Focus on Microscopy 2011
Konstanz, Germany
April 17 - April 20, 2011

The Konstanz program with one page PDF abstracts of the presentations can be found at the program section.

Dear colleagues,

After the successful FOM2010 conference in Shanghai, China, the next conference in the FOM series will take place in Konstanz, Germany from Sunday April 17 to Wednesday April 20, 2011. Please note that this is in the week before Easter 2011.

The conference will start around 6 o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday the 17th April with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception. The conference excursion will take place on the afternoon/evening of the last day of the conference, April 20.

The conference will be hosted by the University of Konstanz at its campus near the city. When you wish to be kept informed please leave your email address here.

Tutorial workshops will be presented before the start of the conference on Sunday 17 April, in the afternoon from 14:00 to 16:45. Subjects are:

Workshop attendance is free for registered participants. See for details at the program page.

Konstanz is a beautiful German town, situated at the Bodensee in the south of Germany, right at the border with Switzerland about 80 km north of Zurich/Zurich airport with which it has an hourly direct train connection.

Focus on Microscopy 2011 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 • Laser manipulation, ablation and micro-dissection, photo-activation • Applications in Biomedical Engineering (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 Konstanz FOM2011 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 Konstanz FOM2011 conference and exhibition,
On behalf of the FocusOnMicroscopy society,

The FOM2011 conference incorporates the

Main sponsors of Focus on Microscopy 2011:


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