13th European short course on
“Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy”
November 2015 in Berlin, Germany
This course is held in cooperation with Prof. J.R. Lakowicz from the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy & the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Aim and purpose
The course is intended for individuals wishing an in-depth introduction to the principles of fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to the Life Sciences. Attendees are typically professionals who are using or intend to use fluorescence in their research. Most attendees have some knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area. However, individuals from totally different research areas and from industry get the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and will especially benefit from the experimental section.
The course consists of lectures and experimentations include steady-state and time-resolved experiments as well as data analysis, performed on various instruments provided by market leading companies.
The lectures on Monday and Tuesday will deal with basics of steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, instrumentation and data analysis. They cover time-domain and frequency-domain measurements, anisotropy, solvent effects, quenching and Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET).
On Wednesday and Thursday, the lectures cover advanced time-resolved fluorescence topics and data analysis. Applications of fluorescence in biophysics, sensing, plasmon controlled fluorescence or material science are presented along with an introduction to fluorescence microscopy.
The practical sessions including steady-state and time-resolved experimentation as well as data analysis are offered on various instruments provided by market leading companies.
- Cary Eclipse - a steady-state fluorescence spectrophotometer
- Cary 60 - a steady-state UV-Vis spectrophotometer
- FluoTime 100 - a compact fluorescence lifetime spectrometer
- FluoTime 200 - a modular fluorescence lifetime spectrometer
- FluoTime 300 - an automated fluorescence lifetime spectrometer
- FluoFit - a global fluorescence decay data analysis software
- MicroTime 200 - a time-resolved confocal fluorescence microscope
- Registration opens in May 2015
- Deadline for early bird registration: July 15, 2015
- Deadline for course registration: September 10, 2015
- Deadline for early bird registration: July 19
- Deadline for course registration: September 9
- Hotel reservation: October 2
Information and correspondence
Course coordinator: Nicole Bornemann
Rudower Chaussee 29 (IGZ)
12489 Berlin, Germany
- Joseph R. Lakowicz, Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy
- Zygmunt "Karol" Gryczynski, Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Texas Christian University
- Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of the R&D company PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in ultrasensitive fluorescence analysis
- Felix Koberling, Senior Scientist at PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in time-resolved fluorescence microscopy applications and instrumentation
- Matthias Patting, Senior Scientist at PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in software design for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) instrumentation
- Michael Wahl, Senior Scientist at PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in instrumentation for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC)
The list of instructors is subject to changes.
The 13th course will be held in Berlin-Adlershof, located in the south-east of Berlin. The local area map below shows the course location.
The 12th course will be held in the "Max-Born-Saal" in Berlin-Adlershof, located in the south-east of Berlin. The local area map below shows the course location (blue mark) and hotels (green mark).
The schedule will be available in May 2015.
Registration opens in May 2015. If you wish to receive an information by us by email when the regististration opens send us an email.
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