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June 14, 2018

16th European Short Course on Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Course held by PicoQuant and the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy offers comprehensive introduction to this subject

In collaboration with Joseph R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) in Baltimore (USA), PicoQuant organizes this annual course on the “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence. The aim of the 4 day event is to provide an in-depth introduction into fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to scientific fields like life and materials science. This year, the course will be held from November 5 to 8, 2018 in Berlin, the capital city of Germany.

The target audience are researchers from academia and industry interested in using fluorescence spectroscopy methods. The course encompasses a series of lectures with accompanying practical sessions focusing on various instrumentation and software. The list of instructors include Joseph R. Lakowicz from CFS, Zygmunt “Karol” Gryczynski from the Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, USA, Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of PicoQuant, and further senior scientists of PicoQuant, with extensive experience in time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The practical sessions will focus on steady-state and time-resolved measurements as well as data analysis, with instruments provided by Agilent and PicoQuant.

This years course will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • Basics of fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Instrumentation and data analysis
  • Time-domain and frequency-domain measurements
  • Anisotropy
  • Solvent effects
  • Quenching
  • Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
  • Fluorescence sensing
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy in biophysics and material science
  • Plasmon-controlled fluorescence

Date: November 5-8, 2018

Location: WISTA Campus, Berlin, Germany

Contact: PicoQuant GmbH, Nicola Kasse





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