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Single Molecule Workshop

27th International Workshop on
“Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy”

September 7 - 9, 2022, Berlin, Germany

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Meet the single molecule community in Berlin!

It is a great pleasure to announce that the 27th edition of the Single Molecule Workshop will take place from September 7 – 9, 2022 as an in-person event.

Additionally we will be hosting a free special event during the workshop. Check out the tab Special Event for more details.

As the health and safety of attendees, staff, and community are our top priorities, we will continuously monitor and asses current CoVID-19 developments on a regular basis.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Berlin this fall. Join us for an exciting and stimulating conference by either giving a talk, presenting a poster or even without any presentation. As always, we will be awarding a “Best Student Talk” prize worth 750 Euro.

 

Aim and purpose

Audience during an oral presentation

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.

 

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: June 24, 2022
  • Deadline for early bird registration: June 24, 2022
  • Deadline for fee waiver application: June 24, 2022
  • Final deadline for workshop registration:  August 7, 2022
  • Notification on acceptance of abstracts: mid/end of July 2022
  • Program available: end of July 2022

 

Student award

As nurturing young scientists is important to PicoQuant, we host a competition for the “Best Student Talk” with an award worth 750 Euro. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their contributions until June 24, 2022. Please indicate during abstract submission if you wish to participate in the contest.

 

Next workshop (preliminary date)

  • September 13-15, 2023

 

Contact

Workshop coordinator: Jana Bülter and Claudia Bergemann

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


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

Save the date!

We will be hosting a free, special event during the workshop. During this event you can get a first look at our latest solution for easily exploring new paths in confocal microscopy with confidence.

Attending this special in-person event is free of registration fees not only for attendees of our Single Molecule Workshop, but  also for everyone.

Stay tuned, as we will reveal more information about our solution during beginning of June 2022!

 

Invited speakers and their tentative titles

  • Sophie Brasselet Sophie Brasselet
    Institut Fresnel, France
    "Polarized single molecule orientation localization microscopy"
  • Ulrike Endesfelder Ulrike Endesfelder
    Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany
    "Visualizing cellular life: From single cell imaging to in vivo single-molecule biochemistry and (micro-)biology"
  • Luke D. Lavis Enrico Gratton
    University of California Irvine, California, USA
    TBD
  • Mike Heilemann Mike Heilemann
    Goethe Univeristy Frankfurt am Main
    "Integrative Super-resolution Fluorescence for Structural Cell Biology"
  • Stefan Jakobs Stefan Jakobs
    Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
    "Focusing on Mitochondria"
  • Dong Li Dong Li
    Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beihing, China
    "Multi-modality structured illumination super-resolution microscopy development and applications"
  • Gail McConnell Gail McConnell
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    "Prospects for single molecule mesoscopy with the Mesolens"
  • David Walt David Walt
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    "Precision Medicine by Counting Single Molecules"

Abstract guidelines

Abstract submission is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is June 24, 2022.

  • Abstracts can be submitted for contributed talks and/or poster presentations
  • Abstracts can only be submitted along with a registration for the workshop
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English and be no longer than 200 words (body text) with no graphics
  • Post deadline abstracts may be considered for poster presentations only (not for oral presentations) and are subject to availability
  • Abstracts will be made available to workshop participants through the online program overview and the abstract book. If you do not want to have your abstract displayed in the online program overview, please please indicate so during the registration process
  • Notification on acceptance of abstracts will occur in mid/end of July 2022.

Program

The program of the Single Molecule Workshop will be published online by the end of July 2022. The workshop will run from the morning of Wednesday September 7, 2022 to the afternoon of Friday September 9, 2022.
 

Workshop fees

  until June 24, 2022 June 25, 2022 until August 7, 2022
Academic/University 340 € 390 €
Industry and Private Sector 750 € 950 €

Besides full workshop attendance, the fee includes coffee breaks, a reception with food and drinks, and two lunches. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, and additional 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. All payments have to be received within 14 days after date of registration.
  4. 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.
  5. A receipt of payment will be included in our email confirmation of participation.
  6. 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 7, 2022, 75 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after August 7, 2022, 25 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed.
    • It is possible to name and send a substitute participant.
  7. No visa letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is received and confirmed.
  8. Schedule and content of this event is subject to change without notice.
  9. PicoQuant records photographs and video material (including audio) of participants at the events. By registering for a PicoQuant event, you agree that we may include pictures or video material of yourself (either as a full image or in parts) for promotional purposes in various publications (press releases, promotional activities, event website, social media, etc.). If you do not want us to use pictures or video material in which you appear, please inform us in written form.

Financial support

PicoQuant has a fee waiver program for a small number of participants from universities or academic sector. 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 your application:

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

Deadline for a fee waiver application is June 24, 2022.
Please note that only one person per research group can be considered for a fee waiver.

 

Registration and abstract submission

Workshop fees*
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. All payments have to be received within 14 days after date of registration.
  4. 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.
  5. A receipt of payment will be included in our email confirmation of participation.
  6. 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 7, 2022, 75 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after August 7, 2022, 25 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed.
    • It is possible to name and send a substitute participant.
  7. No visa letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is received and confirmed.
  8. Schedule and content of this event is subject to change without notice.
  9. PicoQuant records photographs and video material (including audio) of participants at the events. By registering for a PicoQuant event, you agree that we may include pictures or video material of yourself (either as a full image or in parts) for promotional purposes in various publications (press releases, promotional activities, event website, social media, etc.). If you do not want us to use pictures or video material in which you appear, please inform us in written form.
Additional information
Privacy policy *

All the information provided during the registration process will be used by PicoQuant for organizing the event and contacting consented participants exclusively about matters related to the single molecule workshop. Any information you provide will not be sold, rented, leased or forwarded to any third party. Please also see our privacy policy.

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 Schönefeld Airport.

Venue:
Max.Born-Saal
Carl-Scheele-Straße 6 / Max-Born-Straße
12489 Berlin

Local area map showing the symposium location (red marker)

Accommodation

Information will follow soon.

 

Accommodation

We have negotiated special rates for a limited number of rooms in several hotels/appartment block, located close to the workshop location. The number of rooms as well as booking time are limited and we therefore advise to reserve your room as soon as possible.

Hotels within walking distance to the workshop location

 

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
info@adaptberlin.de

Room prices per night
  • single room: 75 € (excl. breakfast)
  • double room: 93.50 € (excl. breakfast)

Breakfast is available at the hotel‘s catering partners in walking distance. It can be booked directly through the hotel.

Wireless LAN is included in the room price.

ADAPT Apartments Berlin-Adlershof

Booking code: PicoQuant 26. Workshop

Please book your room via e-mail or phone using the booking code.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until August 31, 2021 on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee reservations at these prices or any reservations at all after this date.


Essential by Dorint Berlin Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 15, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-67822-0
Fax: +49-30-67822-1000
Website of the hotel
info.berlin-adlershof@dorint.com

Room prices per night
  • single room: 91 € (incl. breakfast)
  • double room: 110 € (incl. breakfast)

Wireless LAN is included in the room price.

Dorint Hotel Berlin Adlershof

Booking code: PicoQuant 26. Workshop

Please book your room via e-mail.

If you do not wish to have breakfast included, please inform the hotel when making your reservation.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until September 7, 2021 on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee reservations at these prices or any reservations at all after this date.

 

CoVID-19 information

Within this tab, we will provide information on the CoVID-19 situation in Germany and its effect on the Single Molecule Workshop. We will continuously update the information provided on this page. So make sure to regularly check for changes.

Conditions for in-person participation

Based on the currently valid SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures of the city of Berlin, workshop partcipation is only possible for persons that can provide proof of either having:

  • been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the European Union (refer to the link for a list of currently approved vaccines), or
  • completely recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection, or
  • tested negative by either a point-of-care (PoC) antigen test not older than 24 hours or a current PCR test not older than 48 hours

Please prove your status by showing an appropriate document (either in digital or paper form) during the registration. Note: if you are not fully vaccinated or recovered you need to provide an offical negative test result every day.

Please contact us early in advance if you have any questions regarding the proof of your status. Please understand that during the registration process there will be no time to discuss this matter any further.

More details on the hygiene measures implemented at the venue will follow in September.

Information on travel to Germany

Due to the pandemic, international travel has become quite a bit more complicated. You can find the currently applicable rules for travelling to Germany by following the links below. One thing that COVID-19 taught us is that rules can (and do) change quite quickly.

Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations by the German Federal Foreign Office

Current information for travellers by the German Federal Minsitery of Health

Be aware that when travelling from Germany back to your country, other rules, restrictions, and regulations will apply. Make sure to also regularly read up on the rules governing travel back to your country.

Remember: when travelling, stay informed and (above all) stay safe!

 

Archive

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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