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Fluorescence Course

18th International Course on
“Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy”

November 2020 in Berlin, Germany

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This course is held in cooperation with Prof. J.R. Lakowicz from the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Aim and purpose

The course is intended for individuals wishing an in-depth introduction to the principles of fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to the Materials and Life Sciences. Attendees are typically professionals who are using or intend to use fluorescence in their research. Most attendees have some knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area. However, individuals from totally different research areas and from industry get the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and will especially benefit from the experimental section.

Course organization

The course consists of lectures and practical hands-on sessions include steady-state and time-resolved experiments as well as data analysis, performed on various instruments provided by market leading companies.

The lectures on Monday and Tuesday will deal with basics of steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, instrumentation and data analysis. They cover time-domain and frequency-domain measurements, anisotropy, solvent effects, quenching and Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET). Moreover, applications of time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy in biophysics and in the materials science will be discussed.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the lectures cover advanced time-resolved fluorescence topics and data analysis. Plasmon controlled fluorescence or material science along with an introduction to fluorescence microscopy will be presented.

The practical sessions including steady-state and time-resolved experimentation as well as data analysis are offered on various instruments provided by market leading companies.

Practical sessions

Practical Session on an FluoTime 250Practical sessions on various instruments will be offered. A detailed overview will be published in April 2020.

  

   

   

   

    

    

 

A detailed overview will be published at a later date.

The following companies will offer practical sessions:

  • Cary Eclipse - a steady-state fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Cary 3500 - a steady-state UV-Vis spectrophotometer

  • FluoTime 250 - a compact and modular fluorescence lifetime spectrometer
  • FluoTime 300 - an automated fluorescence lifetime spectrometer
  • EasyTau 2 - a global fluorescence decay data analysis software
  • MicroTime 100 - a compact confocal microscope for FLIM, time-resolved photoluminescence and screening
  • MicroTime 200 - a flexible time-resolved confocal fluorescence microscope with unique single molecule sensitivity

Important dates

Important dates will be published in April 2020

  • Final deadline for course registration: September 24, 2019
  • Deadline for early bird registration: July 31, 2019
  • Deadline for fee waver application: July 31, 2019

Information and correspondence

Course coordinator: Lukas Hager

Tel: +49-30-1208820-87
Fax: +49-30-1208820-90
Email: trf@picoquant.com


Please note: schedule and content of this event is subject to change without notice.
 

Course instructors

The list of speakers will be announced in April 2020.

  • Rainer Erdmann Rainer Erdmann
    Managing Director of the R&D company PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in ultrasensitive fluorescence analysis
  • Evangelos Sisamakis Evangelos Sisamakis
    Senior Scientist at PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in time-resolved fluorescence microscopy applications and instrumentation
  • Matthias Patting Matthias Patting
    Senior Scientist at PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in software design for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) instrumentation
  • Michael Wahl Michael Wahl
    Senior Scientist at PicoQuant GmbH and specialist in instrumentation for Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC)

The list of instructors is subject to changes.

Time schedule

The schedule will be published in May 2020.

The time schedule of the course is also available for download.

Monday,
November 4
Tuesday,
November 5
Wednesday,
November 6
Thursday,
November 7
8:00
Registration
     
8:45
Rainer Erdmann
Welcome and Introduction
8:15
Joseph R. Lakowicz
Zygmunt “Karol” Gryczynski
FAQ - Answering questions from participants
8:15
Joseph R. Lakowicz
Zygmunt “Karol” Gryczynski

FAQ - Answering questions from participants
 
9:00
Joseph R. Lakowicz
Basic Definitions and Principles of Fluorescence

 

9:00
Joseph R. Lakowicz
Biophysical Applications and Time-resolved Fluorescence
9:00
Joseph R. Lakowicz
Advanced Topic: Plasmon-controlled Fluorescence
9:00
Evangelos Sisamakis
Introduction to Fluorescence Microscopy Techniques
10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
Coffee Break
10:45
Change Buildings and Coffee Break
11:00
Joseph R. Lakowicz
Time-resolved Fluorescence and Fluorescence Probes
11:00
Nikolai Tkachenko
Time-resolved luminescence applications in materials science
11:00
Matthias Patting
Computational Aspects of TCSPC Data Analysis
11:15
Practical Sessions (5)
12:30
Group Picture
 
 
 
12:45
Lunch Break
12:30
Lunch Break
12:30
Lunch Break
12:45
Lunch Break and End of Course
13:45
Rainer Erdmann
Instrumentation for Time-Resolved Fluorescence Measurements (1)
13:30
Zygmunt “Karol” Gryczynski
Fluorescence Measurements, Probes & Standards
13:30
Zygmunt “Karol” Gryczynski
Analytical Applications of Fluorescence
13:45-15:15
FAQ - Answering questions/customer measurements
15:00
Coffee Break
15:00
Coffee Break
15:00
Change Buildings
 
15:30
Matthias Patting
Practical TCSPC Data Analysis
15:30
Michael Wahl
Instrumentation for Time-resolved Fluorescence Measurements (2)
15:15
Practical Sessions (3)
 
16:00
Introduction to Practical Sessions
     
16:30
Change Buildings
16:30
Change Buildings
16:45
Coffee Break
 
16:45-18:15
Practical Sessions (1)
16:45-18:00
Practical Sessions (2)
17:00 - 18:30
Practical Sessions (4)
 
19:00
Reception
  19:45
Course Dinner
 

The time schedule is subject to changes.

Registration

Registration is closed. If you are still interested we can put you on our waiting list. Please send an e-mail on trfcourse@picoquant.com.

Registration opens in June 2020.

Archive

The European short course on "Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy" is an annual event since 2003. For further details about each year's event, please select the year from the list below.

 

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