Focus on Microscopy 2022 – Online

Sunday April 10 to Wednesday April 13, 2022

Unfortunately, due to the continuing Covid-19 Pandemic, the conference can not take place in Porto, Portugal. FOM2022 will be organized online from Sunday, April 10 to Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Please note that this will be in the week before Easter 2022. The online conference will follow the same format as the successful FOM2021 online conference. We hope we can organize an in-person meeting again in 2023.

Important dates

Opening submission of abstractsWednesday, October 27, 2021
Deadline for the submission of abstractsTuesday, January 25, 2022
Acceptance of contributions, draft program on the webThursday, February 17, 2022
Deadline for early registrationThursday, March 10, 2022
FOM2022 ConferenceSunday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Easter Sunday 2022Sunday, April 17, 2022

FOM2022 online continues a long-standing (since 1988), yearly conference series on the latest innovations and developments in (optical) microscopy and their application in biology, medicine, and the material sciences.

The conference will start on Sunday, April 10 with tutorials, followed by parallel sessions, Flash poster presentations and a plenary opening session with invited speakers at the end of the afternoon. The tentative program will be available later this year, and can be found under “Program” on this web site. 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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Theory and practice of confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy

  • Super-resolution, nanoscopy imaging: from PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescence 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, holography, 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 e.g. light/electron
  • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation
  • Fast acquisition, automated and high-content microscopy
  • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data.

Detailed information about the previous FOM conferences of the last 20 years can be found on this website under the “About” 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.

The FOM2022 online organizers:

  • Hans Gerritsen, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Fred Brakenhoff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The FOM2022 online conference incorporates the:

35th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy
34th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy

The tutorials presented at FOM2021 are now available on our YouTube channel

Inclusivity Policy

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.