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Microscopy course

7th European short course on
"Time-Resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"

February 24-26, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

Image Microscopy course 2015


This year's course was the seventh in its series and was considered as an inspiring event by all participants. With 46 people from universities and industry, the course was fully booked. Six lectures were given. For the first time, the course included 6 hands-on experiment sessions with all major microscopy companies: Leica, Nikon, Olympus, PicoQuant, Zeiss. The sessions covered different methods and procedures in (time-resolved) fluorescence microscopy such as FLIM, FLIM-FRET, FCS (auto- and cross correlation), FLCS, single molecule spectroscopy, and STED super-resolution microscopy.

Group picture microscopy course 2015

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:

  • Leica
  • Nikon
  • Olympus
  • PicoQuant
  • Zeiss

Course instructors

  • Chris Dunsby, Photonics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Ingo Gregor, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging for Biophysics and Complex Systems, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • 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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