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Microscopy course

5th European short course on
"Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"

February 19 - 21, 2013 in Berlin, Germany

Image Microscopy course 2013


This specialized course was held for the fifth time and was considered by all participants as a great and inspiring event. The course was again fully booked with 45 people from universities and industry from 20 different countries participating. 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

  • Christopher Dunsby, Photonics Group, Physics Department, Imperial College London, UK
  • Jörg Enderlein, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging for Biophysics and Complex Systems, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Rainer Erdmann, PicoQuant GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • Mark Hink, van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM), Department of Molecular Cytology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Johan Hofkens, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Fred Wouters, Laboratory for Molecular and Cellular Systems, University of Göttingen, Germany


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

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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