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Single Molecule Workshop

2nd International Workshop on „Single Molecule Detection: Basics and Applications in Life Sciences“

September 30 - October 2, 1996 in Berlin, Germany

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The workshop was attended by 63 scientists coming from USA, Japan, Europe and Germany. During the three day meeting 5 invited lectures and 15 papers were presented. The program (see below) was completed by a poster session (11 contributions) and a small table top exhibition. The informal atmosphere of the workshop allowed a very effiencent exchange of experience between the participants.

The organizers like to thank the companies ALV GmbH, BASF AG, BiosQuant GmbH, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, Hamamatsu Photonics GmbH and PicoQuant GmbH for kindly sponsoring the workshop and allowing the participation of scientists from east europe.


  • Th. Basché, München
    "Single Molecule spectroscopy: Spontaneous and Light Induced Spectral Jumps (Invited paper)"
  • J. Tittel, München
    "Detection and Spectroscopy of single CdS-Nanocrystallites with a low Temperature Confocal Microscope"
  • J. Wrachtrup, Chemnitz
    "Optical Spectroscopy on single molecules close to surfaces"
  • Karl K. Rebane, Tartu
    "On the possibilities of high resolution zero-phonon line spectroscopy in study of DNA sequencing"
  • P.F. Barbara, Minneapolis
    "NSOM and Single Molecule Experiments on Multichromophoric Assemblies"
  • Jürgen Klingler, Ludwigshafen
    "Interaction of Thrombin and Inhibitors observed by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy"
  • Thomas Schönknecht, Hamburg
    "Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) - A new method for characterizing molecular interactions"
  • Reinhard Janka, Jena
    "Spectrometer with two Detection Channels for Fluorescence Correlation or Lifetime Measurements"
  • Steve Soper, Baton Rouge
    "Ultra-Sensitive Fluorescence Detection in the Near-Infrared: A Logical Choice for Single Molecular Monitoring in Biology (Invited paper)"
  • Michael Brinkmeier, Göttingen
    "Important Steps towards Single Molecule DNA Sequencing"
  • Jörg Enderlein, Berlin
    "The Statistics of Single Molecule Detection"
  • W. Patrick Ambrose, Los Alamos
    "Single Molecule Detection using Flow Cytometry and Optical Microscopies (Invited paper)"
  • Claus A. M. Seidel, Göttingen
    "Detection and Characterization of Single Molecules in Solution by two Photon Excitation (Invited paper)"
  • Marc Sauer, Heidelberg
    "Single-molecule detection in solution: from experiments to biochemical applications"
  • Cristoph Zander, Heidelberg
    "Lifetime-Identification of Single Molecules in Aqueous Solution"
  • Alfred J. Meixner, Basel
    "Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy and Single-Molecule Imaging (Invited paper)"
  • Ivan Prochazka, Prague
    "Recent Achievements in the Solid State Photon Counting Detectors in 400 - 1600 nm Range"
  • Ralf Müller, Heidelberg
    "Single-molecule detection and time-resolved spectroscopy with semiconductor diode lasers"
  • Shimon Weiss, Berkeley
    "Single molecule flashlights: a measuring stick for DNA, proteins and „stuff“ (Invited paper)"
  • Thilo Enderle, Berkeley
    "Emission properties of single fluorophores at room temperature"


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.

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