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Time-Resolved Microscopy Course

12th International Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”

February 18-20, 2020 in Berlin, Germany

Image Time-Resolved Microscopy Course 2020

Aim and purpose

Lecture during the 5th microscopy courseThe course is intended for individuals wishing an in-depth introduction to the principles of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and its applications to the Life Sciences. Attendees are usually professionals who are using or intend to use fluorescence microscopy in their research. Most attendees have some knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area. However, other individuals from totally different research areas and from industry get the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and benefit especially from the experimental section.



Practical sessions

Practical sessions on various instruments will be offered. A detailed overview will be published at a later date.

Practical session on a MicroTime 200 STEDPractical sessions using confocal microscopes provided by several market leading companies are part of the course:

Participants will be divided into groups that rotate through the stations. This ensures that every participant will have the chance to familiarize himself with the broad range of techniques and methods of fluorescence (lifetime) microscopy.


Topics covered

Topics covered during the lectures and experimental station include:

Important dates

Registration opening dates and deadlines will be published at a later date.

  • Registration will open mid October 2019
  • Deadline for early bird registration: November 22, 2019
  • Deadline for fee waiver applications: November 22, 2019
  • Final deadline for course registration: January 7, 2020

SymPhoTime Training Day

in conjunction with the time-resolved microscopy course, PicoQuant will host the “SymPhoTime Training Day” for users of the SymPhoTime and SymPhoTime 64 software.

We will announce more details at a later date.

One day after the course, on February 21, 2020, PicoQuant will host the “SymPhoTime Training Day” for users of the SymPhoTime and SymPhoTime 64 software.

For details visit the event website.


Course coordinator: Marta Kolonko

Tel: +49-30-1208820-87
Fax: +49-30-128820-90
Email: trfcourse@picoquant.com

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

Course instructors

The list with instructors will be announced at a later date.


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

February 18
February 19
February 20
Mark Hink
Introduction to Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Jörg Enderlein
Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging
Welcome and Introduction
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Jan Willem Borst
Introduction to Microscopy
Chris Dunsby
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
Andreas Bülter
Instrumentation for Time-resolved Microscopy
Coffee Break
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Fred Wouters
(Jan Willem Borst)

Förster Resonance Energy Transfer
Practical Session III
Practical Session V
Group Picture and Lunch Break
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Practical Session I
Practical Session IV
Practical Session VI
Coffee Break
Spare Time
End of Course
Practical Session II
Opening Reception

Also see our SymPhoTime Training Day that takes place February 21, 2020 in Berlin.

The time schedule of the course will be announced at a later date.

Course fees

The fee structure as well as terms and conditions for payment will be released at a later date.

  until November 22, 2019 November 23, 2019 until January 17, 2020
Academic/University 600 € 750 €
Industry and Private Sector 1200 € 1500 €

Besides full course attendance, the fee includes all coffee breaks, a reception with free food and drinks, daily lunch, course materials and the use of instruments. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.

Please note the terms and conditions.

  1. For payment you can choose between credit card (Visa, Master Card) and bank transfer. Possible bank charges have to be paid by the participant. Please note that we do not accept checks.
  2. After online registration, you will receive an email notification including a PDF file that includes information on the payment procedure.
  3. All payments have to be received within 14 days after date of registration.
  4. We will send an email confirming your participation once we have received your payment. If payment is overdue, your registration will not be processed and considered invalid.
  5. A receipt of payment will be included in our email confirmation of participation.
  6. Cancellation of registration must be submitted in writing or via email and is valid only with acknowledgment of receipt by PicoQuant GmbH. A refund of registration fees is dependent on the notice given:
    • For cancellations made until January 17, 2020, 75 % of the received registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after January 17, 2020, 25 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed.
    • It is possible to name and send a substitute participant.
  7. No visa letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is received and confirmed.
  8. Schedule and content of this event is subject to change without notice.
  9. PicoQuant records photographs and video material of participants at the events. By registering for a PicoQuant event, you agree that we may include images of yourself (either as a full image or in parts) for promotional purposes (press releases, event website, etc.). If you do not want us to use pictures in which you appear, please inform us in written form.

Financial support

As in the previous years, PicoQuant will grant a fee waiver to a few participants from the university and academic sector of economically less privileged countries. Accommodation, travel and personal expenses still need to be paid by the participants themselves. The selection of sponsored people is completely the sole decision of PicoQuant and there is no right or guarantee to receive a fee waiver.

To apply for a waiver fee, please send us your application per e-mail. The application has to include the following:

  • a letter of application
  • a formal letter of recommendation from your department/institute

Deadline for a fee waiver application is November 22, 2019.

Please note that only one person per research group can be considered for a fee waiver.

Details on the fee waiver application process will be published at a later date.

The deadline to apply for a fee waiver has passed. We can no longer accept any fee waiver applications.



We have negotiated special rates for a limited number of rooms in two hotels. The number of rooms and the booking time are limited and we therefore advise to reserve your room as soon as possible.

Details on booking accomodations will be published at a later date.

City Tax

Please note that since the beginning of the year 2014, tourists staying overnight in Berlin are subject to paying an accommodation tax, the so-called City Tax. It amounts to five percent of the room rate (net price), excluding VAT and fees for amenities and services such as mini-bar, sauna, or spa area. The City Tax does only affect private overnight stays and NOT business travellers. The business purpose of a trip can be verified by a bill that is paid by or issued to the employer, or a letter from the company. If the accommodation is booked by the employer in the first place, there is no further proof necessary.

Also see the information at www.berlin.de.

Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 14, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-720-2222-000
Fax: +49-30-720-2222-100
Website of the hotel

Room prices per night
  • single room: 71 € (excl. breakfast)
  • double room: 89 € (excl. breakfast)
  • breakfast: 13 € per day and person
Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof

Booking code: TRMic Kurs

Please use the booking form to reserve a room.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until January 10, 2020. We can not guarantee any reservations at these prices or any reservation at all after this date.

ADAPT Apartments
Erich-Thilo-Straße 3, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-678-929-80
Fax: +49-30-678-929-82
Website of the apartment house

Room prices per night
  • single room: 72 € (excl. breakfast)
  • double room: 94.50 € (excl. breakfast)

The prices can slightly change.

Guests can join the breakfast at the ManiMogo for a special price of 10 € per person and day.

Wireless LAN is included in the room price.

ADAPT Apartments Berlin-Adlershof


Booking code: TRMic 2020

Please make your reservation by phone (+49-30-6789-2980) or by email (info@adaptberlin.de) indicating the booking code.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until February 10, 2020 on a first come, first served basis.

Essential by Dorint Berlin Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 15, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-67822-0
Fax: +49-30-67822-1000
Website of the hotel

Room prices per night
  • single room: 91 € (incl. breakfast)
  • double room: 110 € (incl. breakfast)

These prices are subject to change.

Wireless LAN is included in the room price.

Dorint Hotel Berlin Adlershof

Please use the online booking form to make your reservation.

If you do not wish to have breakfast included, please inform the hotel when making your reservation.

The rooms are bookable at this rate until February 20, 2020 on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee reservations at these prices or any reservations at all after this date.



The European short course on "Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy" is an annual event since 2009. For further details about each year's event, please select the year from the list below.


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