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Single Molecule Workshop

28th International Workshop on
“Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy”

September 26-28, 2023, Berlin, Germany

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PicoQuant hosted the 28th edition of the Single Molecule Workshop from September 26 to 28, 2023, bringing together 91 participants from 20 countries. The in-person gathering featured a rich program, including 28 talks and 41 poster presentations, spanning a diverse array of life science applications and newly developed fluorescence methods.

Attendees had the opportunity to engage in live demonstrations of PicoQuant's new Luminosa microscope, showcasing advancements in FLIM and single molecule FRET. The event fostered networking through a conference dinner and a get-together following the poster session, creating an environment conducive to collaboration and knowledge exchange.

In addition to the insightful presentations and posters, PicoQuant unveiled exciting new products during the event, including the PicoHarp 330 and the accompanying snAPI python wrapper. These additions promise to further empower researchers in their fluorescence studies.

Invited speakers and presentation titles

  • Victoria BirkedalVictoria Birkedal
    Aarhus University, Denmark
    "Conformational dynamics of G-rich DNA helicase roadblocks by single molecule FRET"
  • Scott BlanchardScott Blanchard
    St. Jude Research, USA
    "Progress and challenges towards establishing direct links between single-molecule FRET and static three-dimensional structural information"
  • Johannes Broichhagen, copyright: Matthias RethmannJohannes Broichhagen
    Leibniz-FMP Berlin, Germany
    "Optimizing dyes and conjugates for modern microscopy"
  • Katrin Heinze Katrin Heinze
    Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany
    "Unraveling fast GPCR mobility and binding: A multidimensional fluorescence approach"
  • Ralf JungmannRalf Jungmann
    Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
    "Localizomics: spatial omics using DNA-based super-resolution microscopy"
  • Madhavi Krishnan Madhavi Krishnan
    University of Oxford, UK
    "Rapid, high-precision molecular analytics exploiting high-throughput single molecule trapping in solution"
  • Sudipta MaitiSudipta Maiti
    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
    "Understanding oligomers in the membrane: molecule by molecule"
  • Bidyut SarkarBidyut Sarkar
    RIKEN, Japan
    "Resolving structure-dynamics-function relationship of a noncoding RNA with a microsecond time resolution using 2D fluorescence lifetime correlation spectroscopy"
  • Sonja SchmidSonja Schmid
    Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    "The timing of life at the nanoscale"
  • Paul WisemanPaul Wisemann
    McGill University, Canada
    "Digging deeper into the molecular noise: data mining fluorescence microscopy and STED super-resolution images using k-space image correlation"


The program of the 28th Single Molecule Workshop in 2023 is available for download:

Download program (PDF)

Student award

Student award winners Single Molecule Workshop 2023As 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:

Susanne C.M. Reinhardt, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
"Ångström-resolution fluorescence microscopy via Resolution Enhancement by Sequential Imaging (RESI)"

Philipp R. Steen, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
"Optimal fluorophores and spectral multiplexing for 3x faster DNA-PAINT"

Gregor J. Gentsch, University of Jena, Germany
"Nanotexture enables computational multiplexing of super-resolved intracellular structures with high fidelity"



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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