The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO501
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XX
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020


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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Holly Aaron, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
  • Margarida Barroso, Albany Medical College (United States)
  • Wolfgang Becker, Becker & Hickl GmbH (Germany)
  • Paul J. Campagnola, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
  • Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue Univ. (United States)
  • Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
  • Chen-Yuan Dong, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
  • Kevin W. Eliceiri, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
  • Scott Fraser, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
  • Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
  • Enrico Gratton, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
  • Min Gu, RMIT Univ. (Australia)
  • Stefan W. Hell, Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie (Germany)

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Additional Conference
In 2020: Celebration of 30 years of Multiphoton Microscopy
Call for

Submissions to this conference must include the following:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures; tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.

    All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee to determine acceptance. Extended abstracts will be used only for the purpose of review, and will not be published.

  • JenLab Young Investigator Award
    We encourage graduate students, postdocs, and scientists or junior faculty who are not more than 32 years old to apply for the JenLab Young Investigator Award. To be eligible for this $2000 cash award, participants must:
    • be both the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract for poster presentation
    • submit the proceedings paper by the due date, prior to the meeting, for review by the selection committee
    • self-nominate by entering "JenLab Young Investigator Award" as a keyword in the abstract
    • qualified abstracts will be chosen for a 5-minute oral presentation
    • Selection of final two (winner and runner-up) is based on abstract, proceedings manuscript, and 5-minute oral presentation.
    • The winner will receive $1500 and the runner-up $500.
    Submitted proceedings manuscripts may be resubmitted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (please visit for details). Prize donated by JenLab GmbH, Germany.

    Student Poster Session Competition
    Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to participate in the poster session competition of the conference on Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences. There is a cash award ($500/award) for the winner(s). The winner(s) will be informed in person or by email and must receive the award in person in the conference hall. Participants should follow the rules and regulations of SPIE for submission of their abstract and manuscript. Participants should also register their names for the competition with the Conference Chairs or Session Chairs during the first day of the conference. Submitted proceedings manuscripts may be resubmitted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (please visit for details). Prize donated by the Conference Sponsors.

    Multiphoton microscopy has been established as the 3D imaging method of choice for studying biomedical specimens, from single cells to whole animals, with sub-micron resolution during 1990. Three decades have passed since the realization of two-photon microscopy, and the ever-expanding scope of applications and continuing instrumental innovations require a forum where new ideas can be exchanged and presented. Our conference in the SPIE BiOS 2020 meeting continues to address this need. We started the multiphoton conference in 2001. We hope you will join us in February 2020 to celebrate the successful growth of the multiphoton conference for the last 20 years.

    Submitted proceedings manuscripts may also be submitted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (please visit for details).

    Topics include:
    • multiphoton (one- or two- or three- or more photons) microscopy theory and system development
    • multiphoton (MP) in wide-field and laser scanning confocal microscopy
    • infrared lasers for MP systems (femtosecond vs. picosecond vs. CW)
    • tissue engineering, endoscopy and intravital or in vivo imaging using multiphoton microscopy
    • endogenous molecular (NADH/FAD/Tryptophan) imaging, energy metabolism and its applications
    • harmonic generation microscopy (SHG, THG) and its applications
    • two-photon light sheet microscopy
    • fluorescence resonance energy transfer imaging (FRET)
    • fluorescence lifetime imaging (frequency and time domain) (FLIM) and its applications
    • fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and image cross correlation spectroscopy (FCS, ICCS)
    • fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), uncaging and photoactivation
    • various biological applications including developmental, neurobiology, plant biology, calcium and pH imaging
    • photodynamic therapy (PDT) and clinical imaging
    • photo-thermal, -chemical and -mechanical effects of IR radiation
    • laser safety and other related applications.
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