14-17 JUN. Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) International Conference
June 14 @ 8:30 am - June 17 @ 6:00 pm
Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM)
14 – 17 June 2017 | CREATE Tower, National University of Singapore
The Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) International Conference is an annual meeting of developers, users, scientists and companies dedicated to the exchange of the most recent information, developments, and advances in light sheet microscopy.
LSFM was the 2014 Nature Methods method of the year and since then has made great strides in its development and has widely expanded in usage. A good over view of developments and applications in the past years is available from the SPIM Library. This year in the 4th LSFM International Conference (LSFM2017) we are looking forward to new advances in technology, data and image treatment, and applications. A recent important developments was the development of lattice light sheet microscopy by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig, who will give a plenary lecture during the conference.
Other topics in LSFM2017 will include:
- New developments in LSFM
- Light sheet engineering
- Sample preparation for LSFM
- Image treatment and handling of large data sets
- Combination of light sheets with spectroscopic methods
- Networking and open source projects
- LSFM applications
As a major field of application of LSFM is Developmental Biology, LSFM2017 will be held directly before the 18th International Congress of Developmental Biology (ICDB) held at the same venue.
We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore in 2017.
HHMI, Janelia Research Campus
Veronique Angeli, Department of Microbiology, NUS
Bi-Chang Chen, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Liangyi Chen, Peking University, Beijing, China
Julien Colombelli, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain
Enrico Gratton, University of California, Irvine, USA
Matthias Gunzer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Lars Hufnagel, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Jan Huisken, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Ulrich Kubitscheck, Universitat Bonn, Biophysikalische Chemie
Raghuveer Parthasarathy, Department of Physics and Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon, USA
Nadine Peyriéras, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard, CNRS, France
Stephan Preibisch, Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology, Berlin, Germany
Ernst Stelzer, Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (BMLS) Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Melissa Knothe Tate, UNSW, Australia
Pavel Tomancak, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
Tanya Whitfield, Bateson Centre and Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, UK
Virgile Viasnoff, Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore
Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
National University of Singapore
Timothy E. Saunders
Mechanobiology Institute and Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
Lai Guan Ng
Singapore Immunology Network
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
The Conference is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members interested in the topic of the conference.
LaVision Pre-Conference Workshop on UltraMicroscopy
This workshop is a pre-conference event for the Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) International Conference. Registration is open.
Date: 12-13th June 2017
Location: SIgN & IMB, Biopolis, Singapore
This workshop will explore the capabilities of light-sheet UltraMicroscopy with talks on the technology, sample preparation, data processing and biological applications with the opportunity for hands-on imaging of your own samples. The event is being organised by the SIgN-IMB Multiphoton microscopy Platform (SIMP) together with their partners.
Matthias GUNZER (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Bernd MÜLLER-ZÜLOW (LaVision Biotec)
Akhila BALACHANDER (SIgN, A*STAR)
Steve Chai (Bitplane)
Demonstrations and workshops during the conference
Carl Zeiss Z1
– Twice daily, registration at booth
Morning – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Afternoon – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
PhaseView Alpha 3
– Register at booth
The PhaseView ALPHA3 light sheet setup will be available for 3D and 3D+time imaging at the conference site. You are welcome to bring your own samples either fixed, transparized or not, or live specimens. Together with your sample please prepare at least 3ml of the appropriate medium.
A certain number of non-AC Standard rooms (student accommodation) and a very limited number of aircon rooms (limited to 25) have been reserved on campus for the participants of the conference on payment basis (strictly for 5 nights from 13th June to 17 June, 2017). Participants who will register for the La Vision workshop can book accommodation for an additional two nights (7 nights from 11th-17th June, 2017). The payment for accommodation must be made along with the registration fees for the conference.
Bookings for Air-con accommodation are now closed.
For participants who do not wish to book campus housing, the following nearby hotel is providing discounted rates for the conference. Please complete the registration form and email it directly to the hotel. For more information on the hotel and for booking enquiries, you may wish to contact the hotel.
Park Avenue Rochester
31 Rochester Drive
Phone: (65) 6808 8600
Hotel Website: www.parkavenuerochester.com
Superior Room $189++ (Singapore Dollars) per room per night (inclusive of breakfast and WiFi)
Deluxe Room $205++ (Singapore Dollars) per room per night (inclusive of breakfast and WiFi)
Executive Deluxe Room $235++ Singapore Dollars) per room per night (one bedroom suite with kitchenette,washing machine/dryer, living room; inclusive of breakfast and WiFi)
All rates quoted are subject to 10% service charge & prevailing government taxes, currently at 7% Goods & Services Tax.
Method of Reservation
Participants must mail the booking form to the hotel directly to secure a reservation. A credit card guarantee is required to make a reservation. Booking Form (to link)
Participants from countries who will require a visa to enter Singapore will be provided the relevant documents for obtaining the visa. Requests for the same may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by email with a scanned copy of passport, cv, letter from the affiliated institute and filled in Form V39A.
All applicants are required to fill in the online registration form along with the payment of the relevant registration fees to register for the conference. Participants are also encouraged to present posters. Poster presenters are required to upload a poster abstract of about 200 words in the format specified. Short talks will be selected from the poster abstracts submitted.
Early Bird Registration: now closed.
Registrations after April 15th:
Conference Registration only: 500 S$.
Non-Air con Accommodation will be available for registrations up to 10th May 2017.
|Registration + non-Aircon room for 5 nights||700||800|
|Registration + non A/C room for 7 nights||780||920|
Registration Deadline: 30th May 2017
a. Poster abstracts submitted after April 15th will be eligible only for posters and will not be considered for short talk.
b. Decision on posters abstracts considered for short talk will be announced by April 20, 2017.
c. Total Registrations will be limited to 200.
Students are required to produce their student cards from their home university for verification at the time of check-in to be charged at student rates.
Registration Fee Refund Policy
Cancellation before 1st April, 2017: 80% of the Registration fee paid. Cancellation after 1st April 2017: 50% of the Registration fee paid.
The committee would like to thank our Sponsors below for their generous support of LSFM 2017.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of LSFM 2017? Download Sponsor application form.
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