12 September 2016

3rd International Meeting on Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy

The 3rd International Conference on Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM 2016) was held in BMS and at The Edge from 31st Aug to 3rd September, and was a resounding success.

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Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy has recently re-emerged with the implementation of fluorescence-based instruments, and is on the verge of becoming a major and routine technique in such fields as Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Systems Biology and Oncology.

Variants include Single Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM), Digitally Scanned Lightsheet Microscopy (DSLM), Ultramicroscopy, Objective-Coupled Planar Microscopy (OCPI), Oblique Plane Microscopy (OPM), Multidirectional SPIM (mSPIM), Bessel-Beam-based Lightsheet Microscopy, and Individual Molecule Localization SPIM (IML-SPIM).

Since 2009, a broad community of scientists involved in the development of LSFM has gathered yearly to celebrate the LSFM International Workshop.


On the first day of the meeting, BMS hosted a series of hands-on workshops, where we had no fewer than six light-sheet microscopes up and running in the department!

We welcomed 150 delegates from all over the world, including keynote speaker Hari Shroff (NIH).

The quality of presentations (talks and posters) was superb; special congratulations go to Sheffield students Karishma Chhabria (Chico lab, Bateson Centre) and Tania Mendonca (Physics/APS), who gave outstanding talks on their PhD work.

The scientific organisers include two members of the Bateson Centre, Sarah Baxendale and Tanya Whitfield.

 The next international meeting in the series will be held in Singapore in June 2017.

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