header image workshops

Microscopy course

1st European short course on
"Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"

February 17 - 19, 2009 in Berlin, Germany

Image Microscopy course 2009


This course was held for the first time and was considered by all participants as a great and inspiring event. Altogether more than 40 people from universities and industrie from 15 different countries participated. They attended 6 lectures and 6 hands-on experiment sessions with 4 different instruments from 3 companies, covering different methods and procedures in (time-resolved) fluorescence microscopy such as FLIM, FLIM-FRET, FCS (auto- and cross correlation), FLCS, single molecule spectroscopy and data analysis.

Group picture

Aims and Purpose

The 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 typically 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 industry, get the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and benefit especially from the experimental section.

Hands-on instrumentation

The following companies provided hands-on experiments during the course:

  • Olympus
  • Leica
  • PicoQuant

Course instructors

  • Jörg Enderlein, Professor at the University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Paul French, Head of the Photonics group at the Imperial College London, UK
  • Johan Hofkens, Head of the single molecule and fluorescence microscopy group in the laboratory for photochemistry and spectroscopy, devision for molecular and nanomaterials, department for chemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Jens Rietdorf, Head of the Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
  • Fred Wouters, Professor at the University Medicine Göttingen, Germany
  • Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of the R&D company PicoQuant GmbH


The time schedule is still available for download as a pdf document.

Course impressions



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.


Thank you for registering for the Microscopy course!

An email with the supplied information has been sent to the provided address.