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Time-resolved Microscopy Course

16th International Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”

May 14-17, 2024, Berlin, Germany

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Audience during the microscopy course

Our course provides an in-depth introduction to the world of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy with a focus on life science applications. The course combines a series of lectures by experts in the field with practical sessions on systems from market-leading companies.

Who should attend?

The content is geared towards researchers just starting to explore time-resolved methods as well as those having some previous experience.

Why should you attend?

Join our event to:

  • Learn the principles behind time-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • Get to know powerful methods that will help advance your research
  • Understand how time-resolved data is acquired and analyzed
  • Interact directly with experts to discuss your research and foster collaborations
  • See confocal microscopes from various companies live in action
  • Talk to and socialize with your fellow scientists

Which topics are covered?

Attending the lectures and practical sessions will provide you with a better understanding of the following topics:


Practical sessions

Impression from a practical session at the time-resolved microscopy course

On each day during the practical session, we will perform live demonstrations that focus on a selected topic. This will give everyone a chance to familiarize themselves with all featured instruments and techniques one by one. You can get an idea of the experimental workflows and ask questions during these sessions.

We will demonstrate confocal microscopes from the major manufacturers:

  • Nikon
  • Evident (former Olympus)
  • Zeiss
  • PicoQuant


Participants about the course


“I really like the structure of the Microscopy Course, offering a mix of basic lectures, advanced applications, and practical methods. A major highlight was the great interaction with the audience”

Dr. Michael Ebner, Invited Speaker 2021


Important dates

  • Deadline for early bird registration: February 19, 2024
  • Deadline for registration: April 26, 2024


Claudia Bergemann
Katharina Zühlke

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

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

Course instructors


All times given in CEST (Central European Summer Time).

A prelimenary course schedule is accessible for viewing:

Tuesday, May 14 Wednesday, May 15 Thursday, May 16 Friday, May 17
Focus Topic:
Fluorescence Lifetime
Imaging Microscopy (FLIM)
Focus Topic:
FLIM - Förster-Resonanz-Energie-
Transfer (FLIM-FRET)
Focus Topic:
Fluorescence Correlation
Spectroscopy (FCS)
Focus Topic:
Single Molecule Detection
9:30 - 9:45
Andreas Bülter
Olaf Schulz
Introductory lecture FCS/FLCS
Jelle Hendrix
Introductory lecture SMD
9:45 - 10:45
Olaf Schulz
Introductory lecture FLIM
9:45 - 10:45
Olaf Schulz
Introductory lecture FLIM-FRET
Jelle Hendrix
Image Correlation Spectroscopy
10:45 - 11:30
Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00
Juan Manuel García Arcos
Advanced lecture FLIM
11:30 - 13:00
Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters
Advanced lecture FLIM-FRET
11:30 - 13:00
Joëlle Goulding
Advanced lecture FCS
11:30 - 13:00
Viktorija Glembockyte
Advanced lecture SMD
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:00
Practical sessions 1 - FLIM
14:30 - 16:00
Practical sessions 1 - FLIM-FRET
14:30 - 16:00
Practical sessions 1 - FCS
14:30 - 16:00
Practical sessions 1 - SMD
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30
Practical sessions 2 - FLIM
16:30 - 17:30
Practical sessions 2 - FLIM-FRET
16:30 - 17:30
Practical sessions 2 - FCS
16:30 - 17:30
Practical sessions 2 - SMD
17:30 - 18:30
Flexible study & interaction time
End - Day 1
19:00 - 22:00
Get Together
End - Day 3
End - Day 4

The time schedule is subject to changes.

Course fees

  until February 19, 2024 after February 19, 2024
Academic/University 700€ 850€
Industry and Private Sector 1350€ 1650 €

Besides full course attendance, the fee includes coffee breaks, a reception with food and drinks, and four lunches. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, and additional meals. 



We have negotiated special rates for a limited number of rooms located close to the workshop location. The number of rooms as well as booking time are limited and we therefore advise to reserve your room as soon as possible.

AirporthotelAirporthotel Berlin-Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 14
12489 Berlin

Room prices per night

Single room: 109€ including breakfast

Booking code: TR Mic

Please book your room via e-mail or phone using the booking code.
The rooms are bookable at this rate until April 22, 2024 on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee reservations at these prices or any reservations at all after this date.

Further hotels within walking distance to the workshop location:

Essential by Dorint Hotel Berlin-Adlershof

ADAPT Apartments


Terms and Conditions

Payment and Cancellations

  • After online registration, you will receive an email notification including a PDF file that includes information on the payment procedure.
  • All payments have to be received within 14 days after date of registration.
  • 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 will be considered invalid.
  • A payment receipt will be included in our email confirmation of participation.
  • 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 April 30, 2024, 75 % of the received registration fee will be reimbursed. In case of cancellations after April 30, 2024, 25 % of the registration fee will be reimbursed.
    • It is possible to name and send a substitute participant.
  • No visa letters will be issued until payment of the registration fee is received and confirmed.


  • Schedule and content of this event are subject to change without notice.
  • PicoQuant may record photographs and video material of participants at the event. 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 in various publications (press releases, promotional activities, event website, etc.). This material may also appear on our internet web page or on related social media pages. If you do not want us to use pictures in which you appear, please inform us in written form until the end of the course.
  • We may also share personal information of event attendees (e.g. in a contact list) with the other persons attending the same event to enable attendees to contact each other prior to, during or after the event for networking purposes. 

Cancellation of registration by PicoQuant due to force majeure

  • Any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of PicoQuant, including but not limited to acts of nature, fire, severe thunderstorm, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, terror, threats, pandemics, local or international health crises, security/safety risks or flooding shall constitute “force majeure”. If the force majeure is affecting a PicoQuant event, PicoQuant will notify the participants of such event without undue delay.
  • When PicoQuant is subject to force majeure, it shall be released from the performance of its obligations relating to any events (partially or wholly) to the extent that such performance is affected by the force majeure.
  • PicoQuant may take reasonable steps to minimize the consequences of the force majeure on its events and is entitled to reschedule or shorten (in all cases partially or wholly) an event and any performance related to such event. 
  • For termination of contract concerning an event between PicoQuant and the participant due to force majeure, this shall be without any liability for either party, except in so far as has accrued prior to the date on which the termination of the contract takes effect.
  • Each party to the contract concerning the event (PicoQuant and the participant) shall itself be responsible for all direct and indirect financial consequences affecting it as a result of or in connection with the force majeure. The occurrence of force majeure shall not entitle either party to any additional payment or compensation.

Code of conduct

The open exchange of ideas and freedom of thought and expression across different fields of research are central to the aims and goals of the Time-resolved Microscopy Course. These require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, mutual respect, and embraces diversity. For these reasons, the Time-resolved Microscopy Course organizers are committed to providing a harassment-free course experience.

If you experience harassment or discriminatory behavior at the Time-resolved Microscopy Course, we encourage you to reach out to us for help.

Participants who violate this code may be sanctioned and/or expelled from the event, at the discretion of the organizers. Serious incidents may be referred to the Time-resolved Microscopy Course organizers for further possible action.

If you witness harassment or discriminatory behavior, please consider intervening.

Rights releases

To encourage open communication, each member of the Time-resolved Microscopy Course agrees that any information presented at the course, whether in a formal talk or discussion, is a private communication from the individual making the contribution and is presented with the restriction that such information is not for public use.  

Prior to quoting or publishing such information presented at a conference in any publication, written or electronic, written approval of the contributing member must first be obtained.  The audio or video recording of lectures by any means, the photography of slide, and printed or electronic quotes from papers, presentations and discussion at a conference without written consent of the contributing member is prohibited.  Scientific publications are not to be prepared as emanating from the conferences.  Authors are requested to omit references to the conferences in any publication, written or electronic.  These restrictions apply to each member of a conference and are intended to cover social networks, blogs, tweets or any other publication, distribution, communication or sharing of information presented or discussed at the conference. 

Guests are not permitted to attend the conference lectures.  Each member of a conference acknowledges and agrees to these restrictions when registration is accepted and as a condition of being permitted to attend a conference. 

Although PicoQuant staff will take reasonable steps to enforce the restrictions against recording and photographing conference presentations, each member of a conference assumes sole responsibility for the protection and preservation of any intellectual property rights in such member's contributions to a conference.



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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