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ICON EUROPE 2020.
3rd International Conference On Nanoscopy
Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Sept 28th -Oct 1st 2020
Abbe University of Applied Sciences
Four Days of Powerful Talks
Starts: March 2020
The last two decades have seen the advent of a variety of super-resolution imaging techniques that provide spatial resolution well below the diffraction limit, approaching virtually molecular detail. Their widespread application is currently transforming biological research enabling new and exciting views on the structural organisation of cells and the dynamics of biomolecular assemblies on different timescales. These revolutionary developments come with novel requirements for fluorescent probes, labelling techniques, and data interpretation strategies. Researchers from across the scientific spectrum are involved in designing improved tools and solving previously intractable problems using super-resolution techniques.
We invite you to attend the ‘International Conference On Nanoscopy 2020’, which will uniquely and exclusively focus on super-resolution microscopy and its biological application. Held in Oxford, UK March 2020, it will bring together an international group of experts to discuss the latest advances and future directions in the field.
Lothar Schermelleh & Christian Eggeling
Conference Chairs, University of Oxford, UK
Jointly organized by:
What is ICON?
“There are many optical microscopy and photonics conferences out there. So do we really need another one?
I feel that we do and that there is a distinct need for a specialized super-resolution microscopy (SRM) conference, especially after the 2014 Nobel-prizes. In this sense, the creation of ICON was timely”
Markus Sauer, 1st chair of ICON (2016), University of Würzburg
ICON is intended as a specialized platform in which scientists, both developers and users, engineers, and manufacturers can meet to present the latest developments and applications, to discuss caveats and potential problems, to develop novel ideas, and forge new and strengthen existing collaborations.
Currently ICON focusses on fluorescence-based super-resolution microscopy (SRM) and its application in scientific research and takes place every 2 years. In the future an alternating timeline may be possible in which a fluorescence-based SRM ICON alternates with an ICON that focusses on label-free and white light SRM.