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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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85 scientists attended PicoQuant's 27th International Workshop on „Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy“ from September 7 to 9 in Berlin. For many participants, it was the first in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a greatly appreciated chance to share and discuss exciting scientific developments face to face again. The topics presented in 33 talks and on 36 posters ranged from novel imaging modalities to in vivo protein studies, from new microscopy instrumentation to emerging single-photon emitters.

Viktorija GlembockyteBest invited lecture

For the first time, attendees voted for the best invited lecture as well: congratulations to Viktorija Glembockyte, who presented „DNA origami tools for single molecule sensing“ during the Young Stars Session.

Revealing our new Single Photon Counting Confocal Microscope Luminosa

A special program highlight was the launch of PicoQuant's new Single Photon Counting Confocal Microscope Luminosa. Product Manager Dr. Evangelos Sisamakis and Head of Systems Development Dr. Felix Koberling presented Luminosa to the public for the first time ever on Wednesday afternoon. Excitement was high, live demo slots on Thursday and Friday were quickly booked up and we were happy to receive a lot of positive feedback afterwards.

Invited speakers and presentation titles

  • Sophie Brasselet Sophie Brasselet
    Institut Fresnel, France
    "Imaging of proteins’ organization in 3D using Single Molecule Orientation and Localization Microscopy (SMOLM)"
  • 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"
  • Viktorija Glembockyte Viktorija Glembockyte
    Ludiwg-Maximilian-University München, Germany
    "DNA origami tools for single molecule sensing"
  • Enrico Gratton Enrico Gratton
    University of California Irvine, USA
    "Single cell physiological characterization in living tissue. Determination of cell fate"
  • Mike Heilemann Mike Heilemann
    Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    "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, Beijing, 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"


The program of the 27th Single Molecule Workshop in 2022 is available for download:

Download program (PDF)

Student award

Winners of the Student Award 2022As nurturing young scientists is important to PicoQuant, we host a competition for the “Best Student Talk” at every Single Molecule Workshop. Congratulations to the winners:

Michael Isselstein, LMU Munich, Germany
"Linker Molecules Convert Commercial Fluorophores into Tailored Functional probes during Bio-Labeling"

Cindy Close, LMU Munich, Germany
"Docking-Site-Mediated Photostabilization for Super-Resolution Imaging"

Oliver Stach, University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Dissecting the complex dynamics of protein-RNA interactions with singlemolecule



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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