Update: Due to the current rise in COVID-19 infection rates across Massachusetts, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the LSFM21 in-person workshop (May 12-14). We look forward to seeing you virtually May 8-11, 2021 for the pre-conference tutorial and LSFM conference.
Dates for LSFM22
May 9 (morning): Pre-Conference Tutorial
May 9 (afternoon) – May 11: Conference (hybrid)
May 12 — May 14: Workshop (in-person)
The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is offering the first (of an anticipated annual) light-sheet fluorescence microscopy conference. In the future, the program will provide a combination of virtual and in-person lectures and training activities, however in 2021 we will be limited to the pre-conference tutorial (May 8) and the Conference (May 9-11).
Multi-dimensional live and fixed microscope data can be collected in many ways and with a wide range of imaging modalities to help advance cellular, animal and large sample/cleared sample imaging to the next level. Currently, many courses focus on general optical principles and the use of conventional microscope platforms, such as widefield fluorescence, confocal and multiphoton imaging. However, none of these courses are specifically designed to demystify rapidly evolving and increasingly prescient methods such as light-sheet imaging.
A virtual Pre-Conference Tutorial will be held on May 8, 2021 for those new to the field of LSFM to bring them up to speed for the conference and workshop.
The Virtual Conference (May 9-11, 2021) will bring together innovators in microscopy from academic institutes, industry, and federal laboratories to share and brainstorm the latest developments taking place in light-sheet research and its biological applications.
We will offer a virtual Pre-conference Tutorial (May 8th) for those who are new to this field to bring them up to speed for the Virtual Conference.
The Virtual Conference (May 9-11) will be useful to all researchers interested in utilizing optical imaging to their specific research, while the in-person Workshop will be beneficial to graduate students, postdocs, young investigators and core facility managers. The In-person Workshop (dates for 2022 tbd) will offer the opportunity to learn about and try various LSFM systems. Prior knowledge is not required, and all interested are welcome to attend. This conference and workshop will be unique compared to existing conferences because participants will leave the program with an understanding of:
- What Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) entails
- Why the modality is needed for imaging; and
- How to use LSFM for specific biological applications