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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.

The organizers would like to thank attendees and participants for a productive and informative event!

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