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Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) 2017 2017-06-20T08:27:52+00:00

Image by the Saunders Lab

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.

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.

Other topics in LSFM2017 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



The organizers are honored to welcome the following speakers to present at the 4th LSFM International Conference (LSFM2017). The conference is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members interested in all aspects of Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy.

Featured Speaker

Eric Betzig, Plenary Lecture

HHMI, Janelia Research Campus

Eric Betzig develops novel optical imaging tools in an effort to open new windows into molecular, cellular, and neurobiology. Due to its comparatively benign effect on living systems, optical microscopy has been the workhorse for studies of structure and function at the cellular level and below for hundreds of years. Many questions at the forefront of molecular, cellular, and neurobiology remain beyond its current capabilities. The Betzig group collaborates with scientists and engineers across disciplines to extend these capabilities in ways that they hope can be readily adopted by biologists at Janelia and elsewhere. Learn more about Prof Betzig’s research.

Full Speaker List

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

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

Chris Yip
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto


The organizing committee for LSFM 2017 was created from faculty from the National University of Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. The conference is funded by NUS, the NUS Centre for BioImaging Sciences, Mechanobiology Institute National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technologyical University and the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE).

Thorsten Wohland
Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, NUS

Timothy E Saunders
Mechanobiology Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Lai Guan Ng
Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star


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.

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 hotel registration form. 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 complete the reservation form to the hotel directly to secure a room. A credit card guarantee is required.


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.

Early Bird Registration (to March 31st)

Please note: 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 only S$400 S$400
Registration + Standard Non-A/C
(5 nights: 13-17th June, 2017)
S$600 S$700
Registration + Standard A/C
(5 nights: 13-17th June, 2017)
[Limited availability]
S$675 S$825
Registration + Standard Non-A/C
(7 nights: 11-17th June, 2017)
S$680 S$820
Registration + Standard A/C
(7 nights: 11-17th June, 2017)
[Limited availability]
S$785 S$995

Registration after April 15th

Please note: Accommodation will be provided only if available and will be announced during first week of April 2017.

Registration only
(5 nights: 13-17th June, 2017)[Limited availability]
S$500 S$500
Non-Aircon accommodation will be available
for registrations up to 10th May 2017.
Registration + non-Aircon room for 5 nights
(5 nights: 13-17th June, 2017)[Limited availability]
S$700 S$800
Registration + non A/C room for 7 nights
(5 nights: 13-17th June, 2017)[Limited availability]
S$780 S$920

Registration Deadline
30th May 2017

Please note that poster abstracts submitted after April 1st will be eligible only for posters and will not be considered for short talks. Decisions on posters abstracts considered for short talk will be announced by April 15, 2017.

Total conference registrations will be limited to 200.

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.


Registration has closed.


LSFM programme

Workshops and Demos

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.

Luxendo MuVi-SPIM

The Luxendo MuVi-SPIM will be presented in dedicated workshops on 3D multi-view imaging during the conference. Please register at the booth!

ZEISS Lightsheet Z.1 Workshops

14 – 22 June 2017, Wed – Thur

45-min Sessions:

  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Register online or at the ZEISS Booth #11.

ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16 with Apotome.2 Demos

Daily at the ZEISS Booth #11

Please approach a ZEISS representative at the booth to request for your personal demo.

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.


LSFM 2017 will be held at University Town (UTown) on the campus of the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

UTown is an educational hub complete with residential spaces, teaching facilities and study clusters. It is home to CREATE, which hosts the National Research Foundation, interdisciplinary research centres from top universities and corporate laboratories such as the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), the SAP Singapore Research Centre as well as technology incubators and start-ups.

UTown has created a lively intellectual, social and cultural environment that distinguishes the University through excellence in learning and student engagement.

Find out more about UTown


Please note the venues for different events at LSFM2017.

Conference Registration and all lectures

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium – University Town (UTown)
National University of Singapore
8 College Ave W, Level 2, Education Resource Centre
Singapore 138608
More information

Coffee/Lunch/Exhibitor booths/poster presentations

Dance Atelier 2 UT 25-03-02
3rd Storey, Stephen Riady Centre
University Town, 2 College Avenue West
Singapore 138607

Welcome Reception on 14th June  2017

ERC Roof  Deck
Education Resource Centre
University Town, 2 College Avenue West
Singapore 138607

Conference Dinner on 16 June

Guild Hall
NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House, 9 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119241
More information

Transport has been arranged from meeting venue to dinner venue.

Excursion on 15th June 2017 to Lau Pau Sat

Lau Pau Sat
18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
More information

Please confirm your participation for the excursion during registration.

Transport will be arranged from meeting venue.

Dinner and drinks expenses have to be borne by participants.


The committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) International Conference. Interested in becoming a sponsor of LSFM 2017? Download Sponsor application form.

Platinum Sponsor

LaVision BioTec

Gold Sponsors



University Sponsors