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Microscopy course

3rd European short course on
"Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"

February 15 - 17, 2011 in Berlin, Germany

Image Microscopy course 2011


This specialized course was held for the third time and again considered to be a great event by all participants. Altogether more than 40 people from universities and industrie from 13 different countries participated. They attended 6 lectures and 6 hands-on experiment sessions with 4 different instruments from 4 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.

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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
  • Nikon
  • PicoQuant

Course instructors

  • Jörg Enderlein, Professor at the University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Chris Dunsby, Joint lecturer between Photonics, Department of Physics and the Department of Histopathology, Division of Investigative Science the Imperial College London, UK
  • Mark Hink, Assistant professor at the Department of Molecular Cytology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 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
  • 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.


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