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Microscopy course

4th European short course on
"Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"

February 14 - 16, 2012 in Berlin, Germany

Image Microscopy course 2012


This specialized course was held for the fourth time and again considered to be an inspiring event by all participants. Altogether more than 40 people from universities and industry from 16 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

  • Christian Eggeling, Department of NanoBiophotonics, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
  • Jörg Enderlein, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging for Biophysics and Complex Systems, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Paul French, Photonics Group, Physics Department, Imperial College London, UK
  • Mark Hink, Department of Molecular Cytology, Center for Advanced Microscopy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Fred Wouters, Laboratory for Molecular and Cellular Systems, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Rainer Erdmann, PicoQuant GmbH, Berlin, Germany


The time schedule is still available for download as a PDF file:

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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