South-East Asian Course on F-techniques
1st South-East Asian Course on
"F-techniques: FCS, FCCS, FLCS, FRET, FLIM and FRAP"
June 20 - 24, 2011 in Singapore
Organized by Institute of Medical Biology Microscopy Unit (IMU), Biopolis, Singapore, EINST Technology Pte Ltd., Singapore and PicoQuant GmbH, Germany
Aim and purpose
The course was intended for individuals wishing an in-depth introduction to the F-techniques and their application to the life sciences. Participants where normally graduate students or Post-docs who where using fluorescence microscopy in their research. Most participants had some knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area. However, other individuals, from totally different research areas and industry, got the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and benefited especially from the experimental section.
The course consisted of lectures and practical sessions.
The lectures on Monday and Tuesday (June 20/21) dealt with fluorescence, theory of F-techniques (FRET, FLIM, FCS and FRAP), FCS variants, instrumentation and data analysis. The lectures on Wednesday and Thursday (June 22/23) covered research applications of F-techniques in cell and developmental biology. On Friday (June 24) lectures focused on superresolution microscopy, PALM, STORM and PAINT.
Practical sessions (afternoons of June 21-24) covered steady-state and time-resolved experiments as well as data analysis on various instruments provided by market leading companies.
A poster session/welcome reception was held on the evening of the first day (Monday, June 20) to allow participants to meet instructors.
The course schedule included 4 practical sessions of 120 minutes each. The sessions covered different experimental F-techniques on different instruments. Participants where divided into groups that rotated through the experimental stations.
Experimental techniques covered:
- FCS, FCCS and FLCS
- FRAP, AP-FRET
- FLIM-frequency domain
Course instructors (in alphabetical order)
- Sohail Ahmed (IMB, Singapore)
- Andrew Clayton (Swinburne University, Australia)
- Andreas Herrmann (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
- Martin Hof (J. Heyrovsky Institute, Czech Republic)
- Eric Hosy (Bordeaux University, France)
- Marcelle König (PicoQuant GmbH, Germany)
- Guo Lin (Olympus, Singapore)
- Boris Lukiyanchuk (DSI, Singapore)
- Radek Machán (J. Heyrovsky Institute, Czech Republic)
- Steffen Ruettinger (PicoQuant GmbH, Germany)
- Markus Sauer (Würzburg University, Germany)
- JB Sibarita (Bordeaux University, France)
- Sudha Thankiah (IMB, Singapore)
- Wee Lee Tok (EINST Technology, Singapore)
- Malte Wachsmuth (EMBL, Germany)
- Graham Wright (IMB, Singapore)
- Qing-Hua Xu (NUS, Singapore)
- Edwin Yeow (NTU, Singapore)
The detailed schedule with all speakers and topics is still available for download as a PDF file.
The following international workshops or courses have been organized by PicoQuant GmbH along with a local research institute in the recent years.
July 30 - 31, 2019 | Missoula, MT, USA
April 5, 2019 | Vienna, Austria
March 15, 2019 | Frederiksberg, Denmark
January 17, 2019 | Vienna, Austria
December 11, 2018 | Moscow, Russia
November 28, 2018 | Brno, Czech Republic
November 27, 2018 | Prague, Czech Republic
November 26, 2018 | Vestec, Czech Republic
October 22, 2018 | Erlangen, Germany
October 17, 2018 | Zürich, Switzerland
August 11, 2017 | Tianjin, China
December 2, 2016 | St. Louis, MO, USA
October 12, 2016 | Moscow, Russia
May 30 - June 3, 2016 | Krakow, Poland
May 11, 2016 | Wuhan, China
July 6, 2015 | Daegu, South Korea
May 26 - 29, 2015 | Chorzow, Wroclaw, Poland
May 18 - 20, 2015 | Mexico City/Cuernavaca/San Luis Potosi, Mexico
April 17, 2015 | São Paulo, Brazil
March 17 - 18, 2015 | Lausanne, Switzerland
December 11, 2014 | St. Louis, MO, USA
November 18 - 19, 2014 | Vienna, Austria
June 18, 2014 | Wuhan, China
June 3, 2014 | Warsaw, Poland
December 12, 2013 | St. Louis, MO, USA
November 12 - 13, 2013 | Vienna, Austria
October 11, 2013 | Liverpool, United Kingdom
June 10, 2013 | San Diego, USA
September 28, 2012 | Houston, USA
July 16 - 20, 2012 | Singapore, Singapore
June 19 - 20, 2012 | Vienna, Austria
January 19, 2012 | Los Angeles, USA
June 20 - 24, 2011 | Singapore, Singapore
May 27, 2011 | Munich, Germany
May 9 - 19, 2011 | China
March 4, 2011 | Baltimore, USA
January 10, 2011 | Los Angeles, USA
April 26 - 28, 2010 | BNL, USA
January 22 - 23, 2009 | Sacramento, USA
January 17 - 18, 2008 | Sacramento, USA
August 30, 2007 | Fort Worth, USA
January 18 - 19, 2007 | Sacramento, USA
January 19 - 20, 2006 | Sacramento, USA
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