We are pleased to welcome nine renowned invited speakers to this years single molecule workshop, who will present their recent findings and developments.
We invite you to join our workshop by giving a talk, presenting a poster or without any presentation. We especially encourage young scientists. A special prize of 750 Euro will be awarded for the "Best Student Talk". A welcome reception and a workshop dinner give you the opportunity to meet the invited speakers and the workshop attendees.
Aim and purpose
The aim of this workshop is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for users as well as developers from Physics, Chemistry and Biology to share their experience, exchange information and report their recent findings and developments in the field of ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level and below the classical diffraction limit.
Ultrasensitive spectroscopic techniques have evolved into standard tools in fundamental biological and biomedical research, as they allow the study of function, structure and interaction of individual single biomolecules. Since the first report of the detection of a single molecule in solution in 1976, the range of techniques and methods have constantly grown. Today, single molecules can be detected using widefield and confocal fluorescence microscopy, Scanning Nearfield Optical Microscopy (SNOM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) or Raman scattering. Time-resolved methods such as Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) or Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) and even multidimensional fluorescence methods are used on a daily basis in imaging facilities. Measurements below Abbe's classical diffraction limit have become possible with techniques such as Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy (STED) and techniques based on single molecule detection capabilities such as localization microscopy (PALM, STORM, dSTORM, GSDIM) or fluctuation microscopy (SOFI).
Nowadays, not only improving and extending the existing arsenal of single molecule techniques and methods is still of paramount interest, but also the beneficial usage of the existing and already established techniques is a major challenge for applications ranging from chemical analysis to biophysics, biological and biomedical research, medical diagnostics and material research.
Invited speakers and their tentative titles
(in alphabetical order)
"Imaging Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Measures Biomolecular Interactions in Cells and Organisms"
The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2013. Post-deadline papers may not be considered.
Abstracts can only be submitted along with the registration for the workshop.
Abstracts can be submitted for oral or poster presentation. Depending on the number of received abstracts, some oral presentations may be changed to a poster presentation.
Abstracts must be submitted in English containing not more than 200 words and no graphics.
PicoQuant especially wants to encourage young scientists to present their work. As in the previous years a special prize of 750 Euro for the "Best Student Talk" will be awarded by PicoQuant.
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their contributions until May 31, 2013. Please indicate during the registration/abstract submission if you wish to participate in the contest.
Fees and payment
until May 31, 2013
June 1, 2013 until August 15, 2013
Besides full workshop attendance, the fee includes all coffee breaks, 1 reception, 1 dinner, 2 lunches and an abstract digest.
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.
After online registration, you will receive an email notification including a PDF file that includes information on the payment procedure.
In order to take advantage of the early bird rate (deadline: May 31, 2013), payments have to be received by June 07, 2013.
All other payments have to be received within 14 days after date of registration.
We will send an email confirming your participation once we have received your payment. If payment is overdue, your registration (incl. abstract submission) will not be processed and considered invalid.
A receipt of payment will be included in our email confirmation of participation.
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 August 8, 2013, 75 % of the received registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after August 8, 2013, 25 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed.
It is possible to name and send a substitute participant.
No visa letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is received and confirmed.
As in previous years, PicoQuant will grant a fee waiver to a few participants from the university and academic sector of economically less priviledged 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.
To apply for a fee waiver please
send us a letter of application along with a formal letter of recommendation from your department/institute. Deadline for fee waiver applications is May 15, 2013.
To participate in our workshop you need to register prior to the event by August 15, 2013 at the latest. Since the number of participants is limited we recommend an early registration.
If you wish to give a talk or present a poster, the deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2013. Post-deadline papers may not be considered.
Please use our online-form to register for the workshop.
The program of the workshop will be available in July 2013.
The workshop will be held in the south-east of Berlin: in Berlin-Adlershof.
Local area map showing workshop location:
We have negotiated special rates for a limited number of rooms in two hotels. Please note that the number of rooms and the booking time are limited and we therefore advise to reserve your room as soon as possible.
Note that the rooms must be booked for at least two nights.
The rooms are bookable at this rate until July 23, 2013. We can not guarantee any reservations to these prices or any reservation at all after this date.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 31
Deadline for early bird registration: May 31
Deadline for workshop registration: August 15
Notification on acceptance of abstracts: mid of July
Program available: end of July
SymPhoTime training day
A SymPhoTime training day will be held on Tuesday, September 3. Details can be found on a dedicated website.
The workshop on "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences" is an annual event since 1995. For further details about each year's event, please select the year from the list below.