The 2012 Workshop on Super-resolution and Life Sciences (WSRLS 2012) is devoted to the fields of high-resolution imaging techniques and their applications within life sciences. The mission of this workshop is to promote the global exchange of knowledge by facilitating the open dialogue between scientists working in high-resolution imaging.  The workshop aims as well the identification of subjects that could be the core of collaborative research projects and funding possibilities.  

WSRLS 2012 in Brasov is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Vassilios Sarafis who passed away this year. He was actively involved in super-resolution research and he regularly attended optical microscopy meetings, many times as invited speaker. Professor V. Sarafis had wished very much for this workshop on super-resolution to take place in Romania, offering his full support in this matter.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* laser scanning microscopy: confocal, TPE, STED, CARS, Raman
* scanning probe microscopy: AFM, STM, SNOM
* electron microscopy: TEM, SEM
* microscope image processing and computer vision
* high resolution imaging applications in life sciences

The city of Brasov is located almost in the centre of Romania and is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. It is one of the most visited cities in Transylvania, Romania as it provides   a mix of wonderful mountain scenery in the nearby Poiana Braşov and medieval history with German influences in the old town. The city is 176 km from Bucharest.

Venue : Aro Palace Hotel

Registration :

Registration fee* : 350 Euro.

Registration deadline: 16 September 2012

* lunch and dinner tickets included

Call for contributions :

Abstract submission deadline: 10 September 2012

For abstract submission guidelines click here

Abstracts to be submitted to:

Organizing Committee :


George Stanciu
Department Of Physics
Director of Center for Microscopy- Microanalysis and Information Processing
University "Politehnica" of Bucharest


Alberto Diaspro - Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Manuel Martinez Corral - University of Valencia, Spain


Stefan Stanciu - University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Radu Hristu - University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Denis Tranca - University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Mariska Beunk-Timmers, AMC Congress Organisation, Netherlands
Laura Floroian - "Transilvania" University of Brasov, Romania

Scientific Committee :

Guy Cox- Sydney University, Australia
Alberto Diaspro- Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Min Gu- Swinburne University, Australia
Fu Jen Kao- Institute of Biophotonics, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Karsten König-  Saarland University, Germany
Manuel Martinez Corral- Dept. of Optics, University of Valencia, Spain
Stefan Hell- Max Planck Institute, Germany
Genaro Saavedra-  University of Valencia, Spain
Colin Sheppard- Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Christophe Silien- University of Limerick, Ireland
Tofail  Syed- University of Limerick, Ireland
Peter Török- Imperial College, Blackett Laboratory, London, UK
Tony Wilson- Dept. of Engineering Science, Oxford University, UK
Thorsten Wohland-  National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hanry  Yu- National University of Singapore, Singapore
Alecse V. Ditoiu - "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Cornel Samoila - "Transilvania" University of Brasov, Romania

Program :

Click here for the scientific program of WSRLS 2012


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