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.

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

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
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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.