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Single Molecule Workshop

6th International Workshop on
"Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences"

September 26 - 28, 2000 in Berlin, Germany

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The recent years have seen an ever increasing interest in the detection and spectroscopy of single molecules. Especially in genetic and biochemical screening and assaying, single molecule detection (SMD) under biologically native conditions are attracting more and more researchers. The experimental method of choice is laser induced fluorescence detection either on surfaces or SMD of freely moving molecules in liquids. While the over the last years basics and methods were dominating, we are now beginning to see first real life-sciences applications both in research and industry. In the last couple of years, the annual Workshop on SMD, organized by PicoQuant in Berlin, has proven to be an excellent forum for the discussion of the above mentioned topics. The numbers of participants have been steadily growing.

Group picture of the Single Molecule Workshop 2000

Invited speakers

  • Manfred Auer (Vienna, Austria)
  • Sophie Brasselet (Stanford, USA)
  • Katrin Kneipp (Berlin+MIT, Germany)
  • Markus Sauer (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Frans de Schryver (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Toshio Yanagida (Osaka, Japan)
  • Edward Yeung (Iowa, USA)


The program is still available for download:

Student award

Student award at the Single Molecule Workshop 2000PicoQuant GmbH wants to encourage especially young scientists in the field. Therefore a special prize of 1500 DM for the "Best Student Paper" was awarded by PicoQuant GmbH for the second time. Undergraduate and PhD students were invited to participate in this contest. The winner was Jonas Korlach (left in picture) with the talk "A NEW STRATEGY FOR SEQUENCING INDIVIDUAL MOLECULES OF DNA" (Jonas Korlach, Michael Levene, Stephen W. Turner, Dan Larson, Mathieu Foquet, Harold G. Craighead & Watt W. Webb, Applied & Engineering Physics, Clark Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853, U.S.A.).

For the best poster a book price was awarded to Fabian Köhn (centre in picture) for his poster "INFLUENCE OF THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT ON THE PHOTOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SINGLE XANTHEN-DYE STUDIED BY CONFOCAL FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY" (Fabian Köhn, J. Hofkens, Molecular Dynamics and Spectroscopy, University Leuven, Belgium, M.W.P.L. Baars, E.W. Meijer, F.C. De Schryver, Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands).



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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