UB to Sponsor International Conference On Research Microscopy

Release Date: April 15, 1997

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Several hundred scientists from 19 countries whose specialty lies in probing the microscopic world will be converging on Buffalo for "Focus on Multi-Dimensional Microscopy 1997," to be held April 27-30 in the Buffalo Hilton.

Sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the meeting is the premier, international conference for scientists working in research microscopy.

It is a joint meeting of the 10th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy and the Ninth International Conference on Confocal Microscopy.

The scientific program will include the most dramatic breakthroughs in medical, material, industrial and educational uses of microscopy, such as the recent development of an optical tweezers and microscalpel, which use light to manipulate or slice through microscopic structures.

New methods of diagnosing diseases through tele-pathology and the use in the classroom of remote-control microscopy over the Internet will be presented.

UB researchers will make presentations on their development of X-ray tomography, the first technique to allow scientists to nondestructively probe and image in three-dimensions solid samples, such as human teeth and industrial materials at high resolution.

Papers also will be given on laser scanning confocal microscopy and the two-photon fluorescent microscope. Also to be discussed are advances in near-field, atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopy, techniques that provide scientists in many fields with the ability to "see" structures on an atomic scale.

In addition to the scientific program, the world's major research microscope manufacturers and image-processing software vendors will be exhibiting their products.

Short courses that introduce various microscopy technologies also are being given.

Co-organizers are the Royal Microscopical Society, Academia Sinica (Taipei) and the International Society of Molecular Morphology.

For further information on the conference, contact UB's Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Laboratory at 645-3868, or send e mail to FMM97@corn.eng.buffalo.edu, or visit the conference homepage at http://corn.eng.buffalo.edu/FMM97

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