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Focus on Microscopy 2015
Göttingen, Germany
March 29 - April 1, 2015
Change to Summer time in Germany: In the night from Saturday 28 March to Sunday 29 March the clock is moved forward from 02:00 to 03:00 local time.

Dear colleagues,

The next Focus on Microscopy FOM 2015 meeting is nearing. It will take place in Göttingen, Germany in the week before Easter 2015 from Sunday March 29 to Wednesday April 1 2015. To see the program of the upcoming conference, just click on 'program' in the column on the left.

The conference will take place at the Lokhalle event center, Bahnhofsallee 1b, Göttingen, Germany, which is located directly behind the ICE train station. Further information: Details regarding registration, abstract submission, deadlines, etc. can be found under the various links to the left of the present home page of this website. When you wish to be kept informed please leave your email address here.

Tutorial workshops are offered before the start of the conference on Sunday 29 March 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 March 29 with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception. After the close of the conference on April 1 a conference dinner is planned.

Göttingen is a vibrant university city located in the heart of Germany, in the south of Lower Saxony, between the Harz mountains and the Weser River. As 'City of Science', education and research strongly determined its historic city life and continues to do so in the present. Göttingen is well known for its Georg-August-University. Famous scientists, like Gauss and Lichtenberg, lived and worked here and have crowned Göttingen with 43 Nobel prize laureates. The picturesque half-timbered houses in the historic city centre, its medieval city hall and the 'Gänseliesel' together with the many students and visitors from all over the world contribute to a unique city atmosphere. More info about Göttingen can be found at here.

Focus on Microscopy 2015 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.

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, GSDIM, SOFI 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

At the 2015 conference the topic "Super-resolution techniques and applications" will receive special attention, this also in connection with the recently awarded Nobel Prize in this field.

A technical exhibition will be an integral part of the upcoming FOM conference.

All information about the previous FOM conferences of the last 10 years can be found on this website under button Past conferences. From 2004 onwards also one page abstracts in PDF format of the presented contributions are available in the listed program of the conferences. Please note also the Search FOM database button for full searches through the whole FOM archive over the years.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts January 20, 2015
Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the web February 10, 2015
Deadline for early registration February 25, 2015
FOM2015 Conference March 29 - April 1, 2015
Easter Sunday 2015 April 5, 2015

Welcoming you on behalf of the FocusOnMicroscopy society to the Göttingen FOM2015 conference and exhibition:

The FOM2015 conference incorporates the

Main sponsors and supporting organizations of Focus on Microscopy 2015: