Focus on Microscopy 2018

25 - 28 Mart 2018 / Singapore

Dear Colleagues,

After the successful conclusion of the last conference in Bordeaux, we would like to announce FOM2018, the next conference in the FOM series. It will take place in Singapore from Sunday March 25 to Wednesday March 28, 2018. Please note that this is in the week before Easter 2018.

The Singapore conference will start on Sunday morning 25 of March with a number of free tutorials, followed by parallel sessions and Flash poster presentations. Around 17:30, a plenary opening session with invited speakers is scheduled followed by a welcome reception. For details see the tentative program under the “Program” link on the left.

The conference will take place at:
The Singapore Expo (SingEx venues), Convention and Exhibition centre
1 Expo Drive #02-01, Singapore 486150
It is near the famous Singapore East Coast Park with beaches, restaurants and bicycle rides 

After the close of the conference on March 28, a conference dinner is planned.

Details regarding registration, abstract submission, deadlines, etc. will be made available at a later moment on this website. When you wish to be kept informed please leave your email address here.

Singapore city is a beautiful city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometers north of the equator. First settled in the 2nd century AD it has known a rich history as part of various empires, British colonial rule and finally independence in 1963. It possesses its own international airport, Changi with a direct Metro connection to the city center. The Singapore Expo convention center is close to the Changi airport.

Focus on Microscopy 2018 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 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 • 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

A technical exhibition will be an integral part of the upcoming FOM conference.

All information about the previous FOM conferences of the last 20 years can be found on this website under button “History”. 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 database" button for full searches through the whole FOM archive over the years.

Important dates:

Deadline for the submission of abstracts Monday, Januari 15, 2018
Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the web Monday, February 5, 2018
Deadline for early registration Friday, February 23, 2018
FOM2018 Conference Sunday March 25 - Wednesday March 28, 2018
Easter Sunday 2018 Sunday, April 1, 2018


Welcoming you to Singapore for the FOM2018 conference and exhibition, the FOM2018 organizers:

  • Thorsten Wohland, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Fred Brakenhoff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The FOM2018 conference incorporates the:

31st International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy 
30th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy

Main sponsors and supporting organizations of Focus on Microscopy 2018: 


National University of Singapore


Prof. Dr. Servet TURAN (Başkan)
Eskişehir Teknik Üniversitesi
Mühendislik Fakültesi
Malzeme Bilimi ve Mühendisliği Bölümü
Tel: 0222 335 05 80 (İç hat: 6350)
E-Mail : [email protected]