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Workshops and Courses

To promote scientific work in various fields, PicoQuant organizes yearly meetings such as the single molecule workshop and quantum symposium, which bring together established scientists with upcoming researchers. In collaboration with world-leading scientists, PicoQuant also holds courses that provide in-depth introductions into time-resolved spectroscopy and microscopy.

Single Molecule Workshop

Since 1995, PicoQuant organizes the annual Single Molecule Spectroscopy (SMS) Workshop, which brings together the top researchers in the field. With this event, we continue to encourage the exchange of knowledge and new ideas between the experts in SMS, interested scientists from other fields and potential users from life and materials science or industry.

Next workshop: September 2021

Single Molecule Workshop


Quantum Symposium

The symposium brings together high ranking scientists and provides an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of experience and information as well as sharing recent findings in the field of single photon based quantum technologies.

Next symposium: Date to be announced.

Quantum Symposium


Time-resolved Fluorescence Course

The International Course on "Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence" is intended for individuals wishing an in-depth introduction to the principles of fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to the Materials and Life Sciences. The course is held in cooperation with Prof. J.R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) in Baltimore and consists of lectures as well as instrumentation and software hands-on training.

Next course: November 2021 in Berlin, Germany

Time-resolved Fluorescence Course


Time-resolved Microscopy Course

Our course provides an in-depth introduction to the world of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy with a focus on life science applications. This year’s course will be held as a fully online event, including theoretical as well as practical sessions, discussions and networking in an interactive format. It combines a series of lectures by experts in the field with practical sessions on systems from the market-leading companies Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss, and PicoQuant.

Next course: March 2-5, 2021 as an online event

Time-resolved Microscopy Course


SymPhoTime Training Day

The SymPhoTime Training Day takes place once a year in February close to our Time-resolved Microscopy Course. The goal of the Training Day is to bring together users of the SymPhoTime software in order to discuss their problems and applications, to present new features of the software, and give a hands-on training for selected problems.

Next training day: February or March 2021 in Berlin, Germany

SymPhoTime Training Day