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Early Bird Registration until July 31st

Registration closes on September 30th

Optical Microscopy provides high relevant spatial and temporal data, being capable of boosting the knowledge in different scientific areas. It is indeed one of the most utilised technological resources in the research field and, particularly in biomedicine. As a very dynamic technology is continuously evolving and generating new developments and applications that are swiftly incorporated into research and the market every year.

The Iberian Peninsula has a vibrant community of microscopy experts, including technology developers, and world-leading scientists for whom microscopy is an empowering tool in their research, as well as large microscopy facilities with high-end equipment which are continuously updating their resources.

Spanish Portuguese Meeting
for Advanced Optical Microscopy

SPAOM is a joint effort from the Red Española de Microscopía Óptica Avanzada (REMOA) and the Portuguese Platform of Biomedical Imaging (PPBI). The main purpose of SPAOM is to organise an annual congress covering new applications in optical microscopy and image analysis promoting collaboration and interaction in the advanced optical microscopy field.


Organizing Committee

Isabel Peset
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas – CNIO

Diego Megías
Instituto de Investigación Carlos III – ISCIII

Gabriel Cristobal
Instituto de Óptica (CSIC)

María Gloria Bueno
Universidad de Castilla La Mancha – UCLM

Edwin Hernandez
Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinares de Alcalá – CI2A (CSIC)

Alvaro Sahun
Centro de Biología Molecular – Severo Ochoa – CBM – Severo Ochoa (CSIC)

Luisa Cortes
CNC – Portugal

Teresa Correira
CCMAR – Portugal

Scientific Committee

María Luisa Calvo
Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)

Valeria Caiolfa
Centro Nacional Investigaciones Cardiovasculares – CNIC

Paula Sampaio
Instituto de Invesitigação e Inovação Universidad de Porto

Julia Fernandez
Centre for Cellular Imaging Univeridad de Gothenburg

Jose María Valpuesta
Centro Nacional Biotecnologia – CNB (CSIC)

Julien Colombelli
Institue for Reserach in Biomedicine – IRB


Palacio de Congresos de Toledo


Toledo, located to the west of Castilla-La Mancha region, it is just 70 km away from Madrid and 80 km away from Barajas International Airport, therefore, it is one of the best-connected cities in Spain.


Hotel Zentral

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Hotel María Cristina

Special discount:
15% additional
Identify yourself as an attendee at SPAOM 2024

By phone:
925 21 32 02 ( 24h)
925 21 60 06 (M-F from 08:00 to 15:00h)

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Hotel Posada Silleria

Special web discount:
5% additional
Code: SPAOM2024