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Time-Resolved Microscopy Course

10th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”

Spring 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Image Time-Resolved Microscopy Course 2018

Aim and purpose

Lecture during the 5th microscopy courseThe course is intended for individuals wishing an in-depth introduction to the principles of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and its applications to the Life Sciences. Attendees are usually professionals who are using or intend to use fluorescence microscopy in their research. Most attendees have some knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area. However, other individuals from totally different research areas and from industry get the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and benefit especially from the experimental section.

Practical sessions

Practical session on a MicroTime 200 STEDPractical sessions using confocal microscopes provided by several market leading companies are part of the course. A detailed overview will be published at a later date.




  • Leica: TCS SP8 SMD, a confocal laser scanning micrsocope with integrated FLIM and FCS
  • Nikon: A1R+, a confocal laser scanning microscope upgraded with FLIM and FCS
  • Olympus: FluoView FV3000, a confocal laser scanning microscope upgraded with FLIM and FCS
  • PicoQuant: MicroTime 200, a time-resolved confocal fluorescence microscope
  • PicoQuant: MicroTime 200 STED, a time-resolved confocal fluorescence microscope with super-resolution capability

Participants will be divided into groups that rotate through the stations. This ensures that every participant will have the chance to familiarize himself with the broad range of techniques and methods of fluorescence (lifetime) microscopy.

Topics covered

Topics covered during the lectures and experimental station include:

Important dates

Dealines for course registration and fee waiver application will be announced in summer 2017.

  • Registration opens in September 2017
  • Deadline for early bird registration: November 11, 2016
  • (Final deadline for course registration: January 15, 2017) - Registration for the course has been closed as all places are filled.
  • Deadline for application for a fee waiver: November 11, 2016

SymPhoTime Training Day

One day after the course, on March 3, 2017, PicoQuant will host the “SymPhoTime Training Day” for users of the SymPhoTime and SymPhoTime 64 software.

For details visit the event website.


Course coordinator: Kerstin Wicht

PicoQuant GmbH
Tel: +49-30-1208820-0
Fax: +49-30-128820-90
Email: trfcourse@picoquant.com

Please note: schedule and content of this event is subject to change without notice.

Course instructors

A list of course instructors will be published in September 2017.

  • Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and University of Genoa, Italy
  • Chris Dunsby, Photonics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Jörg Enderlein, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging for Biophysics and Complex Systems, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Mark Hink, Department of Molecular Cytology, van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Fred Wouters, Laboratory for Molecular and Cellular Systems, Institute for Neuro- and Sensory Physiology, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Andreas Bülter, PicoQuant GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Course location

The 10th short course will be held in Berlin-Adlershof, located in the south-east of Berlin. Details on the course and hotel locations will be available in September 2017.

The 10th 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 marker) and hotels (green markers).


The schedule will be published in September 2017.

The time schedule of the course is also available for download

February 28
March 1
March 2
Mark Hink
Introduction to Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Jörg Enderlein
Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging
Welcome and Introduction
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Alberto Diaspro
Introduction to Microscopy
Chris Dunsby
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
Fred Wouters
Förster Resonance Energy Transfer
Coffee Break
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Andreas Bülter
Instrumentation for Time-resolved Microscopy
Practical Session III
Practical Session V
Group Picture and Lunch Break
Coffee Break
End of Course
Practical Session I
Practical Session IV

Coffee Break
Spare Time

Practical Session II
Opening Reception

Also see our SymPhoTime Training Day that takes place March 3, 2017 in Berlin.


Registration opens in September 2017.


Please note: schedule and content of this event is subject to change without notice.

Registration for the course has been closed as all places are filled.

Registration for the course has been closed as all places are filled.

but there are still a few places left. If you want to take part in the course, please send an email to trfcourse@picoquant.com.

Course fees

The course fees will be announced in September 2017.

The fee structure as well as terms and conditions for payment will be released at a later date.

  before November 11, 2016 November 11, 2016 until January 15, 2017
Academic/University 600 € 750 €
Industry and Private Sector 1200 € 1500 €

Besides full course attendance, the fee includes all coffee breaks, a reception with free food and drinks, daily lunch, course materials and the use of instruments. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.

Please note the terms and conditions.

  1. For payment you can choose between credit card (Visa, Master Card) and bank transfer. Possible bank charges have to be paid by the participant. Please note that we do not accept checks.
  2. After online registration, you will receive an email notification including a PDF file that includes information on the payment procedure.
  3. In order to take advantage of the early bird rate (registration deadline: November 11, 2016), payments have to be received by November 25, 2016.
  4. All other payments have to be received within 14 days after date of registration.
  5. We will send an email confirming your participation once we have received your payment. If payment is overdue, your registration will not be processed and considered invalid.
  6. A receipt of payment will be included in our email confirmation of participation.
  7. Cancellation of registration must be submitted in writing or via email and is valid only with acknowledgment of receipt by PicoQuant GmbH. A refund of registration fees is dependent on the notice given:
    • For cancellations made until January 15, 2017, 75 % of the received registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after January 15, 2017, 25 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed.
    • It is possible to name and send a substitute participant.
  8. No visa letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is received and confirmed.
  9. Schedule and content of this event is subject to change without notice.
  10. PicoQuant records photographs and video material of participants at the events. By registering for a PicoQuant event, you agree that we may include images of yourself (either as a full image or in parts) for promotional purposes (press releases, event website, etc.). If you do not want us to use pictures in which you appear, please inform us in written form.

Financial support

As in the previous years, PicoQuant will grant a fee waiver to a few participants from the university and academic sector of economically less privileged countries. Accommodation, travel and personal expenses still need to be paid by the participants themselves. The selection of sponsored people is completely the sole decision of PicoQuant and there is no right or guarantee to receive a fee waiver.

Details on the fee waiver application process will be published at a later date.

The deadline to apply for a fee waiver has passed. We can no longer accept any fee waiver applications.

To apply for a fee, please send us your application:

  • a letter of application
  • a formal letter of recommendation from your department/institute

Deadline for a fee waiver application is November 11, 2016.

Please note that only one person per research group can be considered for a fee waiver.



We will negotiate special rates for the course participants with some hotels. Details will be disclosed in September 2017.

We have negotiated special rates for a limited number of rooms in two hotels. The number of rooms and the booking time are limited and we therefore advise to reserve your room as soon as possible.

City Tax

Please note that since the beginning of the year 2014, tourists staying overnight in Berlin are subject to paying an accommodation tax, the so-called City Tax. It amounts to five percent of the room rate (net price), excluding VAT and fees for amenities and services such as mini-bar, sauna, or spa area. The City Tax does only affect private overnight stays and NOT business travellers. The business purpose of a trip can be verified by a bill that is paid by or issued to the employer, or a letter from the company. If the accommodation is booked by the employer in the first place, there is no further proof necessary.

Also see the information at www.berlin.de.

Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 14, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-720-2222-000
Fax: +49-30-720-2222-100
Website of the hotel

Room prices per night
  • single room: 63 € (excl. breakfast)
  • double room: 78 € (excl. breakfast)
  • breakfast: 13 € per day and person
Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof

Booking code: "TRMic Kurs 2017"

Please use the booking form to reserve a room.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until February 13, 2017. We can not guarantee any reservations at these prices or any reservation at all after this date.


ADAPT Apartments
Erich-Thilo-Straße 3, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-678-929-80
Fax: +49-30-678-929-82
Website of the apartment house

Room prices per night
  • single room: 69 € (excl. breakfast)
  • double room: 90 € (excl. breakfast)

In cooperation with nearby hotels guests can join the breakfast buffet for a special price of 10-15 € per person and day. You can also go to a bakery nearby.

Wireless LAN is included in the room price.

ADAPT Apartments Berlin-Adlershof


Booking code: TRM

Please make your reservation by phone (+49-30-6789-2980) or by email (info@adaptberlin.de) indicating the booking code.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until January 27, 2017 on a first come, first served basis.



The European short course on "Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy" is an annual event since 2009. For further details about each year's event, please select the year from the list below.


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