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24. Single Molecule Workshop

24. International Workshop on
“Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences”

September 12-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Image 24. Single Molecule Workshop 2018

Join our workshop by giving a talk, presenting a poster, or without any presentation. We especially encourage young scientists to present their work with an oral presentation. A special prize will be awarded for the “Best Student Talk”.

Aim and purpose

Poster session at the 18th workshop

The workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of experience and information as well as sharing recent findings in the field of ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level and beyond the classical diffraction limit. The target audience are researchers and developers from Physics, Chemistry, Biology as well as from Life or Materials Science.

Ultrasensitive microscopy and spectroscopy techniques have become standard tools for fundamental biological and biomedical research, allowing studying the function and structure of individual biomolecules as well as interactions between them. The range of techniques and methods has steadily grown since the first report of single molecule detection in 1976.

Today, single molecules can be detected using either wide field or confocal fluorescence microscopy, Scanning Nearfield Optical Microscopy (SNOM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), or Raman scattering. Time-resolved methods such as Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) or even multidimensional fluorescence methods are used on a daily basis in imaging facilities. Measurements beyond Abbe's diffraction limit are possible thanks to techniques such as Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy (STED), localization microscopy (PALM, STORM, dSTORM, GSDIM), or fluctuation microscopy (SOFI). Interest in super-resolution microscopy techniques has increased in recent years and their importance was recognized through the Nobel Prize in Chemisty awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell, and W.E. Moerner in 2014.

The current focus in ultrasensitive optical detection lies not only on improving and extending the range of single molecule and super-resolution techniques, but also to use them for challenging applications ranging from chemical analysis to biophysics, biological and biomedical research, medical diagnostics, and materials research.

Combining Conferences: MAF 2017

The conference on Methods and Applications in Fluorescence (MAF) has a long standing tradition of bringing together experts working on (super-resolution) fluorescence microscopy, lifetime spectroscopy, imaging and probe design, as well as on nanomaterials, opto-electronics, or data acquisition and processing.

The 15th MAF will take place in Bruges (Belgium) from September 10th to 13th, 2017, just a few days before PicoQuant's 23rd Single Molecule Workshop. Since both events cover similar topics, why not combine them by taking a short trip from Bruges to Berlin?

Abstract submission

The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2018. Post deadline abstracts may not be considered.

  • 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 can only be submitted along with the registration for the workshop.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English containing not more than 200 words (body text) and no graphics.

Abstract submission for both oral and poster presentations is now closed.

Abstracts for post deadline poster presentations can still be submitted until August 15, 2018.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to June 6, 2017. Post deadline abstracts may not be considered.

Abstract submission for both oral and poster presentations will be open in spring 2018.

Abstract submission for oral presentations is closed. Abstracts for post deadline poster presentations can still be submitted until August 15, 2016.

Please contact us via email if you are interested in presenting a poster at 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 can only be submitted along with the registration for the workshop.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English containing not more than 200 words and no graphics.

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 encouraged to submit their contributions until June 15, 2018.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 15, 2018
  • Deadline for early bird registration: June 15, 2018
  • Deadline for a fee waiver application: June 15, 2018
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for post-deadline posters: August 15, 2018
  • Final deadline for workshop registration: August 15, 2018
  • Notification on acceptance of abstracts: July 2018
  • Program available: July 2018

All important dates will be announced in spring 2018.

SymPhoTime Training Day

One day before the workshop, on September 11, PicoQuant will host the “SymPhoTime Training Day” for users of the SymPhoTime and SymPhoTime 64 software. Participation is free of charge.

For details visit the event website.

Conference on Single Molecule Spectroscopy at BiOS 2019

Within the framework of the Biomedical Optics Symposium BiOS, PicoQuant is co-organizing the special conference "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XII (BO503)." As a special motivation for young researchers, PicoQuant is presenting the "Young Investigator Award" as part of this session. Young scientists (age 32 or below and not yet full faculty members) are encouraged to participate in this best paper competition which offers a cash award worth 1000 USD. The submission of the abstracts is open until July 25, 2018.

Future workshop

  • September 3-6, 2019 (25. Anniversary)

Contact

Workshop coordinator: Jana Bülter

Tel: +49-30-1208820-640
Fax: +49-30-1208820-90
Email: workshop@picoquant.com


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

Invited speakers and their tentative titles

The list of speakers will be announced at a later date.

Abstract submission

The deadline for abstract submission has passed. Abstracts for post deadline poster presentations can still be submitted until August 15, 2018.

  • Abstracts can only be submitted along with the registration for the workshop.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English containing not more than 200 words (body text) and no graphics.

 

The deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2018. Post deadline abstracts may not be considered.

  • 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 can only be submitted along with the registration for the workshop.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English containing not more than 200 words (body text) and no graphics.
  • Notification on acceptance of abstracts: July 2018.
  • Program available: July 2018

Program

 

The program will be published in July 2018.

The program consists of invited and contributed oral presentations, as well as poster presentations.

 

We have received an overwhelming large amount of abstracts for talks and posters. We thank all particpants for their contribution.

 

We have received an overwhelming large amount of abstracts for talks and posters. We thank all particpants for their contribution.

The originally planned schedule did unfortunately not allow to accept all submitted abstracts for talks. We therefore included four "flash talk" sessions into the program. A flash talk offers with a maximum of 4-5 transparencies and 4 minutes a way to highlight a poster. There will also be no questions during the flash talks as there will be plenty of time for questioning and discussions at the poster session that follows the flash talks on the same day.

Workshop fees

The fee structure as well as terms and conditions for payment will be released in spring 2018.

  until June 15, 2018 until August 15, 2018
Academic/University 340 € 390 €
Industry and Private Sector 750 € 900 €

Besides full workshop attendance, the fee includes all coffee breaks, a reception with free food and drinks, one dinner, two lunches, and an abstract book. 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. A few days after online registration, you will receive an email notification including a PDF file that gives detailed 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 15, 2018, 75 % of the received registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after August 15, 2018, 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 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

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.

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

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

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 15, 2018.
Please note that only one person per research group can be considered for a fee waiver.

 

Registration and abstract submission (Post-deadline poster only!)

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. A few days after online registration, you will receive an email notification including a PDF file that gives detailed 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 15, 2018, 75 % of the received registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after August 15, 2018, 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 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.
Additional information

Workshop location

The workshop will be held in Berlin-Adlershof. Details will be announced at a later date.

The workshop will be held in the "Max-Born-Saal" in Berlin-Adlershof, located in the south-east of Berlin.

Max-Born-Saal
Carl-Scheele-Straße
12489 Berlin
Germany

Local area map showing the workshop location (red marker)

Accommodation

Details about booking accommodations will be announced in spring 2018.

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.

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
reservierung@airporthotel-berlin-adlershof.de

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: 24. Workshop PicoQuant.

Please use the booking form to reserve a room.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until August 21, 2018. We can not guarantee any reservations to 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
info@adaptberlin.de

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

Guests can join the breakfast at the ManiMogo for a special price of 10 € per person and day.

Wireless LAN is included in the room price.

ADAPT Apartments Berlin-Adlershof

Please book your room via e-mail, using the booking code: 24. Workshop PicoQuant

The rooms are bookable at this rate until August 28, 2018 on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee reservations at these prices or any reservations at all after this date.


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

Room prices per night
  • single room: 82 € (incl. breakfast)
  • double room: 110 € (incl. breakfast)

Wireless LAN is included in the room price.

Dorint Hotel Berlin Adlershof

Booking code: PicoQuant Workshop.

Please contact the Dorint Adlershof Berlin via phone, fax, or e-mail to book a room. 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 August 16, 2017 on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee reservations at these prices or any reservations at all after this date.

 

Archive

The workshop on "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences" is an annual event since 1995. For a summary of each year's event, please select the year from the list below.

 

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