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Focus on Microscopy 2016
Taipei, Taiwan
March 20-23, 2016

Dear colleagues,

With the FOM2016 Taipei conference we commemorate the passing away of Marvin Minsky on 24 January 2016. In addition to many other accomplishments especially significant for microscopy was his building of an instrument and filing of the first US patent, incorporating what was later described as the Confocal principle.

The next Focus on Microscopy FOM2016 meeting is nearing. It will take place in Taipei in the week before Easter 2016 from Sunday March 20 to Wednesday March 23, 2016. To see the program of the upcoming conference, just click on 'program' in the column on the left.

The Taiwan conference will start on Sunday afternoon the 20th of March, at 17:30, with a plenary opening session followed by a welcome reception. Prior to the opening, a number of free tutorials are planned for Sunday afternoon starting at 14:00. After the close of the conference on March, 23rd, a conference dinner is planned.

The conference will take place at the NTUH (National Taiwan University Hospital) International Convention Center, No. 2, Xuzhou Road, Zhongzheng District 100, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Details regarding registration, possible late abstract submission, deadlines, etc. are available under the links on this website. To stay informed about the conference, please leave your email address here

Located in the North of Taiwan, Taipei is a vibrant metropolitan city and the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan

Tutorial workshops are offered before the start of the conference on Sunday March 20 afternoon from 14:00 to 16:45. Attendance is free for registered participants. See for details the program on the website.

Subjects and speakers are:

Focus on Microscopy 2016 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 • Clearing and expansion techniques • 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 2016 conference the topic "Brain imaging " will receive special attention.

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 data base " button for full searches through the whole FOM archive over the years.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts

December 20, 2015

Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the web

January 27, 2016

Deadline for early registration

February 22, 2016

FOM2016 Conference

March 20 - March 23, 2016

Easter Sunday 2016

March 27, 2016

Welcoming you to Taipei for the FOM2016 conference and exhibition,

the FOM2016 organizers:

The FOM2016 conference incorporates:

29th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy
28th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy

Main sponsors and supporting organizations of Focus on Microscopy 2016:


Physical Society of Republic of China University of Amsterdam PCO