Focus on Microscopy 2021
March 28 - 31, 2021
We would like to announce the next conference in the FOM series. FOM2021 will be held as an online edition from Sunday March 28 to Wednesday March 31, 2021. Please note that this will be in the week before Easter 2021. FOM2021 online will follow as much as feasible the format of the previous conferences. FOM2021 online will be held on a secure platform, only to be entered with an unique personal login code (after login: the zoom platform will be used)
Unfortunately, due to the continuing Covid-19 Pandemic, the conference cannot be held at the previously announced venue for 2021 (Porto, Portugal at the Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto). However, we aim to organize a regular conference a year later from 10-13 April 2022 in Porto, Portugal. We do hope that by that time the Pandemic has abated sufficiently to organize a “face-to-face” conference in a responsible way.
FOM2021 online will be the continuation of a yearly conference series (since 1988) on the latest innovations and developments in mostly optical microscopy and their application in biology, medicine, and the material sciences. The FOM2021 online conference will start on Sunday March 28, 2021 at 11.30 hrs (= GMT +2 hrs.). This corresponds to 05.30 hrs. New York time (=GMT -4 hrs.) and 18.30 hrs. Osaka time (=GMT +9 hrs.). The conference will end on Wednesday March 31, 2021.
Both lectures and posters will be presented “live” by the presenting author. Whole oral sessions will be recorded and be accessible by participants during and after the conference for approximately two months. Contributions will not be recorded and accessible individually.
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Key subjects for the conference series are the theory and practice of 3D optical imaging, related 3D image processing, and especially 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 upcoming FOM2021 online conference include:
• Theory and practice of confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy • Super-resolution/ nanoscopy imaging including: PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescence activation/quenching, stochastic/centroid (PALM, STORM, GSDIM, SOFI and related techniques), 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 fluorescent 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, like light/electron • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation • Fast acquisition, automated and high-content microscopy • 3D image processing and visualization of multidimensional data.
Sponsorship will be an integral part of the upcoming FOM2021 online. Details regarding sponsor possibilities will be send as soon as possible to those on our mailing list.
Detailed information about the previous FOM conferences of the last 20 years can be found on this website under the “History” button. From 2004 onwards, also with one page abstracts of the presented contributions. Please note also the "Search FOM database" button for full searches through the whole FOM archive over the years.
|Opening for the submission of abstracts||Sunday, December 20, 2020|
|Deadline for the submission of abstracts||Thursday, February 2, 2021|
|Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the web||Thursday, February 26, 2021|
|Deadline for early registration||Thursday, March 11, 2021|
|FOM2021 online Conference||Sunday, March 28 - Wednesday, March 31, 2021|
|Easter Sunday 2021||Sunday, April 4, 2021|
Hope to meet you online at FOM2021, the FOM2021 online organizers:
The FOM2021 online conference incorporates the:
34th International Conference on 3D Image Processing
33rd International Conference on Confocal Microscopy
The Focus on Microscopy organization is committed to providing equal opportunities and fair treatment for all, regardless of gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability. We are dedicated to complying with all relevant laws applicable in relation to discrimination on any of these grounds. We actively seek to advance gender equality throughout our activities, and through a special Inclusivity Committee.