Biophotonics and Imaging conference 2013 - BioPIC 2013

An International Conference Bridging the Physical and Life Sciences in Imaging Applications.

Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Dublin, Ireland
Date: 25th – 27th March 2013

The conference will provide a European forum for physical and life scientists to highlight advancements in photonics and imaging applied to biological problems. There is an exciting line-up of hot topics in biological imaging with Invited speakers and free communications.

International speakers include:

  • Daniel Choquet (CNRS, Bordeaux, FRANCE)
  • Jürgen Lademann (Charité, Berlin, GERMANY)
  • Sergio Grinstein (Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, CANADA)
  • Jürgen Popp (Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, GERMANY)
  • Eleanor Coffey (Turku Centre for Biotechnology, FINLAND)
  • Daniel Fletcher (University of California Berkeley, USA)
  • Patrice Mollard (CNRS Institute of Functional Genomics, Montpelier ,FRANCE)
  • Felipe Barros (Centro de Estudios Cientificos, Valdivia, CHILE)

Topics: European Research Strategy & Training Networks in BioPhotonics & Imaging.
Advanced Light Microscopy and Optogenetics , Biomedical Spectroscopy, Laser Tissue Interactions, Non-invasive Imaging, Novel Fluorescent Probes, BioImaging, BioPhotonics for Diagnostics and Therapy, Image Processing and Data Management.

Important Dates:
Registration and Call for Abstracts 15th November 2012
Abstract Deadline 15th December 2012
Early Bird Registration Deadline 15th January 2013
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Conference Convenor: Brian Harvey, Co-ordinator NBIP Ireland
Conference Chair: Martin Leahy, Scientific Director NBIP Ireland

Please find further information on abstract submission and deadlines here.


Focus on Microscopy 2013

Maastricht, the Netherlands, March 24 - 27, 2013, 1st announcement

After the successful FOM2012 conference held in Singapore this year, it is a pleasure to announce FOM2013, the next Focus on Microscopy conference. It will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in the week before Easter from Sunday March 24 to Wednesday March 27, 2013.

It is the next in a series of unique interdisciplinary meetings on advanced multi-dimensional light microscopy and image processing. The conference will take place at the MECC conference center in Maastricht, close to the Maastricht University Medical Center.

Focus on Microscopy 2013 is the continuation of a yearly conference series presenting the latest innovations and newest trends in optical microscopy, and their application in biology, medicine, and material sciences.

Key topics are:

  • Theory and practice of confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy
  • 3D and 4D live cell and tissue imaging
  • Super-resolution, nanoscopy imaging: from PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescent activation/quenching, stochastic/centroid (PALM, STORM and related techniques) to TIRF
  • Adaptive optics for microscopy 
  • Developments in phase/interference microscopies
  • Light sheet microscopy
  • Advanced Fluorescence Imaging/Spectroscopy: FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS
  • Coherent, non-linear microscopies: SHG, THG, SFG, CARS
  • Developments in phase/interference microscopies
  • Multi-dimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging
  • Correlative Light/Electron microscopy
  • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation
  • Bio- and nano-materials, biosensors
  • OCT, endoscopy
  • Fast acquisition, automated and high-throughput microscopy
  • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data

At the 2013 conference the topic “Optics and Microscopy for Medical research and diagnostics” will receive special attention.

The conference series is, in addition, known for covering the rapid development of advanced fluorescence labeling techniques for the confocal and multi-photon 3D imaging of -live- biological specimens.

Abstracts for contributions are invited and can already be submitted through the website: where further information on the present and previous FOM conferences can be found.


European Molecular Imaging Meeting – EMIM 2013

the 8th annual meeting of the European Society for Molecular Imaging – ESMI

May 26-28, 2013 in Torino, Italy

As in previous years, this high-level meeting will foster the strong network of the (European) Molecular Imaging Community. EMIM 2013 will bring together top scientists from various disciplines, working in diverse fields of Molecular Imaging, provide a platform for knowledge exchange between the disciplines, "generations", and societies, strengthen the interaction between the groups and everybody who is sharing our vision that interdisciplinary knowledge exchange is the basis for innovation.

Abstract deadline: 10 February 2013