Website of Focus on Microscopy

Focus on Microscopy 2018
March 25-28, 2018

After the previous conference in Bordeaux
April 9-12, 2017


The next Focus on Microscopy conference, FOM 2018 will take place from March, 25 - 28, 2018 in Singapore. Unfortunately, NOT in Jeju, Korea, as announced earlier at the close of this year’s Bordeaux conference. This due to unforeseen circumstances.

Dear Colleagues,

This year’s conference, FOM2017, in Bordeaux has been successfully concluded drawing over 800 participants and close to 100 exhibitors/exhibitor booths both from Asia/Australia as from Europe and America. The program together with the one-page PDF abstracts of the presentations can be viewed under the “program” button on the left. Please note also the “search” button permitting full searches through the whole FOM archive over the years.

At the present moment we want just to announce that the next FOM conference will take place in Singapore, from Sunday March 25to Wednesday March 28, 2018. Please note that this is in the week before Easter 2018.

The website will be updated in the coming time with the relevant information of the upcoming FOM2018 Singapore conference.

To be kept informed about the conference please leave your email address here.

For the present the information on the site still reflects the Bordeaux 2017 conference 

Tutorial workshops are offered before the start of the conference on Sunday April 9 afternoon from 10:30 to 12:45. Attendance is free for registered participants. See for details the program on the website.
Subjects and speakers are:
Bordeaux is the capital of the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes region.
Located in the southern part of France, Bordeaux is a beautiful historical city with it centre listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bordeaux is also known as the world's major wine capital with its wines having been produced in the region since the 8th century.

The Bordeaux area is also remarkable for its research in Microscopy and more generally in BioImaging, involving strongly interrelated research fields such as laser, photonics, neuroscience, cancer science, plant research, etc.. Their excellence was confirmed through their contribution to placing the University of Bordeaux among the three universities definitively labelled in France as “Initiative for Excellence” in 2016.

Focus on Microscopy 2017 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 FOM conference 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 • Light sheet microscopy • Phase/interference based microscopies, • OCT, holographic, endoscopy • Advanced fluorescence imaging/spectroscopy: FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS, SOFI • New fluorescence probes, proteins, quantum dots, single molecule imaging • Clearing and expansion techniques. • Coherent non-linear microscopies: SHG, THG, SFG, CARS. • Multi-dimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging • Correlated microscopies, light/electron, et al. • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation • Fast acquisition, automated and high-content microscopy • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data

At the 2017 conference the topic “Single object - molecule, Quantum Dot, Nanotube- based 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 January 17, 2017
Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the web February 10, 2017
Deadline for early registration March 2, 2017
FOM2017 Conference April 9 - 12, 2017
Easter Sunday 2017 April 16, 2017

Welcoming you to Bordeaux for the FOM2017 conference and exhibition, the FOM2017 organizers:

• Lionel Canioni, University Bordeaux, France
• Fred Brakenhoff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The FOM2017 conference incorporates:

30th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy
29th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy

Main sponsors and supporting organizations of Focus on Microscopy 2017:
University of Amsterdam