Learn Principles and Application of Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy at 15th European Short Course

The course held by PicoQuant and the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy offers an in-depth introduction with lectures and practical sessions


The annual short course “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy” is organized by PicoQuant GmbH in cooperation with Joseph R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) in Baltimore, USA. The course gives an in-depth introduction into the principles of fluorescence spectroscopy as well as its applications to life science. This year’s course will be held from November 6 to 9, 2017 in the capital city of Germany, Berlin.

The course is aimed at professionals who are either using or intend to use fluorescence spectroscopy in their research. The lectures are accompanied by practical training sessions focusing on various instrumentation and software. The lectures will be held by 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, who all have extensive experience in time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The practical sessions will include steady-state and time-resolved measurements as well as data analysis, performed on various instruments provided by Agilent and PicoQuant.

Course:         15th European Short Course on “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved                          Fluorescence Spectroscopy”

Date:            November 6-9, 2017

Location:       WISTA Campus, Berlin, Germany

Contact:       PicoQuant GmbH, Nicola Kasse




Topics to be covered in this years course:

  • 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