Our course provides an in-depth introduction to the world of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy with a focus on life science applications. The course combines a series of lectures by experts in the field with practical sessions on systems from market-leading companies.

Who should attend?

The content is geared towards researchers just starting to explore time-resolved methods as well as those having some previous experience.

Why should you attend?

Join our event to:

  • Learn the principles behind time-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • Get to know powerful methods that will help advance your research
  • Understand how time-resolved data is acquired and analyzed
  • Interact directly with experts to discuss your research and foster collaborations
  • See confocal microscopes from various companies live in action
  • Talk to and socialize with your fellow scientists

Which topics are covered?

Attending the lectures and practical sessions will provide you with a better understanding of the following topics:

  • Instrumentation and data analysis
  • Correlation spectroscopy methods: FCS, FCCS, FLCS, …
  • Imaging methods: FLIM, rapidFLIM, FRET, FLIM-FRET, …
  • Single molecule microscopy

Practical sessions


On each day during the practical session we will perform a live demonstration on one system that focuses on a selected topic. This will give everyone a chance to familiarize themselves with all featured instruments and techniques one by one. You can get an idea of the experimental workflows and ask live questions during these sessions. The used confocal microscopes from major manufacturers include:

  • Nikon: AX
  • Olympus: FluoView FV3000
  • Zeiss: LSM 980
  • PicoQuant: Luminosa

This year, PicoQuant`s brand new single photon counting confocal microscope Luminosa will be shown for the first time. It combines state-of-the-art hardware with cutting-edge software to deliver high-quality data while simplifying daily operation. We are excited to give you an idea of how context-based workflows for each technique improve accuracy, reproducibility, and quality of the data.

Participants about the course


“I really like the structure of the Microscopy Course, offering a mix of basic lectures, advanced applications, and practical methods. A major highlight was the great interaction with the audience”

Dr. Michael Ebner, Invited Speaker 2021

Don’t miss this opportunity to unite with our experts Valentin Reiter-Scherer and Olaf Schulz and discuss your questions live. Looking forward to exploring new paths in microscopy with you!