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Microscopy course

6th European short course on
"Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"

February 25 - 27, 2014 in Berlin, Germany

Image Microscopy course 2014


This specialized course was held for the sixth time and was considered by all participants as an inspiring event. The course was again fully booked with 48 people from universities and industry from 17 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.

Group picture microscopy course 2014

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

  • Ingo Gregor, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging for Biophysics and Complex Systems, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Paul French, Photonics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Mark Hink, Department of Molecular Cytology, van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Johan Hofkens, Laboratory for Photochemistry and Spectroscopy, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Fred Wouters, Laboratory for Molecular and Cellular Systems, Institute for Neuro- and Sensory Physiology, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Rainer Erdmann, PicoQuant GmbH, Berlin, 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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