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Single Molecule Workshop

28th International Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy”

September 26 - 28, 2023, Berlin, Germany

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Meet the single molecule community in Berlin!

The 28th edition of the Single Molecule Workshop will take place from September 26 – 28, 2023. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin. Join us for an exciting and stimulating conference by either giving a talk, presenting a poster or even without any presentation.

Aim and purpose

The focus of PicoQuant’s long-standing workshop lies on ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level as well as beyond the classical diffraction limit. The event provides an interdisciplinary platform for exchanging ideas and recent results between researchers and professionals working in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, life and materials science.

During the workshop, talks and posters are presented that cover a wide range of applications and methods revolving around the challenging field of Single Molecule Spectroscopy.

  • Covered topics include:
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
  • Single molecule Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (smFRET)
  • Polarization and Anisotropy based techniques
  • Quantitative imaging methods
  • New fluorescence sensors and labeling schemes
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) and Fluorescence Lifetime Correlation Spectroscopy (FLCS)
  • Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy
  • Single Molecule Localization Microscopy (e.g., PALM, STORM, dSTORM, GSDIM, PAINT)
  • Open source data analysis solutions
  • Big Data and Machine Learning approaches to superresolution and single molecule techniques

Both widefield and confocal fluorescence microscopy techniques are covered as well as in vivo and in vitro measurements with single molecule sensitivity.


Workshop coordinator: Jana Bülter and Claudia Bergemann

Tel: +49-30-1208820-87
Fax: +49-30-1208820-90
Email: workshop@picoquant.com


Invited speakers and presentation titles (to be completed)

Victoria Birkedal 
Aarhus University, Denmark
"preliminary title tba"

Scott Blanchard 
St. Jude Research, USA
"preliminary title tba"

Johannes Broichhagen 
Leibniz-FMP Berlin, Germany
"Optimizing dyes and conjugates for modern microscopy"

Katrin Heinze 
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany
"preliminary title tba"

Ralf Jungmann 
Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
"Localizomics: spatial omics using DNA-based super-resolution microscopy”

Madhavi Krishnan
University of Oxford, UK
"preliminary title tba"

Sudipta Maiti
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
"Understanding oligomers in the membrane: molecule by molecule"

Sonja Schmid 
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
"Dissecting the molecular driving forces of life with single-molecule resolution."


The program will be available in July 2023.


Registration will open in spring 2023.

Workshop location

The workshop will be held in the science and technology park of Berlin-Adlershof, located in the south-eastern part of Berlin, not far from the BER Airport.

Carl-Scheele-Straße 6 / Max-Born-Straße
12489 Berlin

Local area map showing the symposium location (red marker)


The workshop on "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences" is an annual event since 1995. To get an impression of our Single Molecule Workshops have a look at the video below.

For a summary of each year's event, please select the year from the list below.


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