24th Single Molecule Workshop
24th International Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences”
September 12-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany
The 24. international workshop on “single molecule spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy in the life sciences” was held by PicoQuant from September 12 – 14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Researcher from various scientific fields such as Life Sciences, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry met at this three day event to report on and share the latest developments in ultrasensitive optical detection.
The scientific program encompassed 38 presentations held by students and renowned scientists alike as well as a poster session with about 35 contributions. The talks were attended and enjoyed by over 90 scientists hailing from all over the world.
A wide range of topics were covered, including methods for enhancing the signal intensity from single molecules, fast imaging for high throughput and three dimensional studies, as well as techniques for determining the exact number of molecules observed within a sample. Opportunities for networking and fruitful idea exchanges were provided at informal gatherings during breaks as well as at the welcoming reception and conference dinner.
- Jiji Chen
NIH, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, USA
"3D single molecule imaging of transcription factor in live cell"
- Christian Eggeling
University of Oxford, UK
"Challenges and potentials – experiences from super-resolution microscopy in biomedical research"
- Maria García-Parajo
ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
"Spatiotemporal organization of biological membranes using nanophotonic tools"
- Suliana Manley
"High throughput localization microscopy for structural determination"
- Johan Paulsson
Harvard University, US
"Life-changing single molecule events"
- Hannes Neuweiler
University of Würzburg, Germany
"Probing chaperone dynamics using photoinduced electron transfer fluorescence quenching"
- Nicolas Plachta
Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Singapore
"Imaging the molecular and cell dynamics that pattern the early mouse embryo"
- Jérome Wenger
Institut Fresnel, France
"Nanophotonic structures to enhance single molecule fluorescence detection"
- Jerker Widengren
KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden "Fluorescence fluctuation and super-resolution techniques - fundamental biomolecular studies and towards clinical diagnostics"
The program is available for download:
As the quality of the students talks this year proved again to be excellent, it was impossible to nominate only one, but two winners. The prize with a value of 750 Euro was split between André Dathe (Jena University Hospital, Germany) who gave a talk on "Single-molecule FRET analysis of enzyme conformations and diffusion of nanostructures in a confocal ABELtrap" and Johan Tornmalm (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) who presented his work on "Transient State Monitoring of Cellular Autofluorescence". We would like to thank all participating students for presenting such excellent talks and to congratulate the winners.
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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