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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)
International Conference

14 – 17 June 2017  | CREATE Tower, National University of Singapore

Register now.


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.


Featured Speaker



Eric Betzig
Plenary Lecture
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




Thorsten Wohland
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.

Keynote speaker
Matthias GUNZER (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Speakers include
Bernd MÜLLER-ZÜLOW  (LaVision Biotec)
Steve Chai (Bitplane)

Attendance is free, but please register as spaces are limited. The deadline for registration is 1st May 2017. Learn more.

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.

Contracted Housing

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
Singapore, 138637
Phone: (65) 6808 8600
Google Map
Hotel Website: www.parkavenuerochester.com

Room Rates

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 lsfm2017@gmail.com  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.

Register now.

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.

Student Others
Registration only 500 500
Registration + non-Aircon room for 5 nights 700 800
Registration + non A/C room for 7 nights 780 920

Registration Deadline: 30th May 2017

Please note:
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.

Platinum Sponsor:




Gold Sponsors:
















University Sponsors:








Interested in becoming a sponsor of LSFM 2017? Download Sponsor application form.


June 14 @ 8:30 am
June 17 @ 6:00 pm
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CREATE Tower, UTown
National University of Singapore 138602 Singapore + Google Map

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