23rd International Single Molecule Workshop

23rd International Single Molecule Workshop

13.09.2017 to 15.09.2017

Researchers from all over the world meet in Berlin to discuss and present recent developments in single molecule spectroscopy and microscopy

Berlin (Germany),  10 May 2017 – PicoQuant will host the 23rd International Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences” from September 13 to 15, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. This yearly organized event brings together users and developers from diverse fields such as Physics, Chemistry, as well as Biology. The workshop provides an interdisciplinary platform for experienced and young scientists to share their research and developments in ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level and beyond the classical diffraction limit.

Eight distinguished researchers, including Nobel laureate W. E. Moerner, will present their recent work on ultrasensitive spectroscopy in a series of invited talks. The workshop program is rounded out by contributed presentations as well as a poster session. A welcome reception and workshop dinner provide participants with the opportunity for in-depth discussions between invited speakers and other attendees. This year’s invited speakers are Nobel laureate W. E. Moerner, Madhavi Krishnan, Dagmar Klostermeier, Achilles Kapanidis, Niek van Hulst, Enrico Gratton, Bianxiao Cui, and Julie S. Biteen.

PicoQuant encourages young scientists to present their work and will award the “Best Student Talk”  with a special prize of 750 Euro. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their contributions until May 31, 2017.

Abstracts can be submitted until May 31, 2017.

Registration is open until August 15, 2017.


September 13-15, 2017


WISTA Campus


PicoQuant GmbH
Jana Bülter
E-Mail: workshop@picoquant.com

Invited speakers

  • W.E. Moerner (Stanford University, USA) - "The Promise and Challenges of 3D Super-Resolution Microscopy and Single-Molecule Tracking in Cells and in Solution"
  • Madhavi Krishnan (University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry, Switzerland) - "Single-molecule electrometry"
  • Dagmar Klostermeier (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany) - "Single Molecule FRET Studies on the Mechanism of ATP-dependent RNA Unwinding"
  • Achilles Kapanidis (University of Oxford, UK) - "Tracking Gene Expression in Bacteria Using In Vivo PALM"
  • Niek van Hulst (ICFO -  Institute of Photonic Sciences Molecular Nanophotonics, Spain) - "Single Molecule Spectroscopy in the Femtosecond Regime"
  • Enrico Gratton (University of California at Irvine, USA) - "Tracking Diffusion of Molecules in the Nucleus of Cells Using Correlation Methods"
  • Bianxiao Cui (Stanford University, USA) - "Nanoscale Electrodes for Electrophysiology Recording"
  • Julie S. Biteen (University of Michigan, USA) - "Understanding Molecular-Scale Biophysics in Bacteria with Single-Molecule Imaging"

Excerpt of topics

  • Single molecule detection techniques, such as confocal fluorescence microscopy, widefield fluorescence microscopy, Scanning Nearfield Optical Microscopy (SNOM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Raman scattering
  • High-resolution microscopy techniques, such as Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED), Localization microscopy (PALM, STORM, dSTORM, GSDIM), Fluctuation microscopy (SOFI)
  • Other applications in current biological, biophysical and biochemical research projects