Universität München
Department Chemie
und Biochemie
Physikalische Chemie I
Butenandtstr. 11
D-81377 München


For questions and comments regarding the Workshop please contact: Silke Steger
+49 (89) 2180 77547

NIM Workshop on Advanced Fluorescence Methods

December 8 - 12, 2014

The Institute of Physical Chemistry at LMU Munich, the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) and the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) at LMU Munich are organizing a workshop on advanced concepts in fluorescence imaging techniques and instrumentation.

Registration Open till December 1st!

To register, please scroll down.
Registration still open for Lectures and Computer based training. Places for Hands-on laboratory training are currently full and those who opt for participating in Hands-on experiments during registration shall be placed on the waiting list.

The workshop consists of:

  • Advanced theoretical lectures by Prof. Enrico Gratton (University of California, Irvine), Dr. Michelle Digman (University of California, Irvine), Prof. Paul W. Wiseman (McGill University), Prof. Jochen Müller (University of Minnesota), Prof. Jörg Enderlein (University of Göttingen), Prof. Claus Seidel (University of Düsseldorf), Dr. Jelle Hendrix (University of Leuven) and Prof. Don C. Lamb (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
  • Computer based training on data analysis and simulations, underscoring what has been taught during the lectures
  • Hands-on laboratory training using the fluorescence microscopy instrumentation of the LMU

The schedule for workshop is available here

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Advanced Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)
  • Imaging Correlation Spectroscopy (ICS)
  • Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy (RICS)
  • Number and Brightness Analysis (N&B)
  • The Phasor approach to Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
  • Photon Counting Histograms (PCH)
  • Burst Analysis
  • Single Particle Tracking (SPT) in three dimensions


It is recommended that participants have at least a bachelor's degree in the life sciences, physical sciences or engineering before attending this course.

A personal notebook computer is required for running the data analysis and simulation software for the computer based training. Minimum system requirements are: Pentium IV CPU, 1 GB RAM, 1 free USB port, Windows XP SP2 operating system. Administrator rights are required for installing the software.

The main lecture presentations will be recorded (audio and video) and published on this Web site. The presentations from previous workshops can be viewed here.

Accomodation: Hotels close to the campus are Hotel Thalmair or Hotel Neumayr. If you prefer staying close to the central station in the city center, Hotel Luitpold is an option.
The workshop will start on December, 8th with the onsite registration from 8.45h to 9.15h. The full schedule will be handed out with the welcome material.


Registration Open!

To register, please fill in this form.
The registration fee is 200 € for student participants and 400 € for others. Registration awards are available for a selected number of student participants (see below).
Please transfer the registration fee to the following account:

Finanzreferat der LMU München
Bayerische Landesbank
BLZ: 700 500 00
Account: 24 868
IBAN: DE53 7005 0000 0000 0248 68

Reference/Purpose of Payment:
Last Name, First Name
BKZ: 4200.0193.8025

Registration Awards:

There will be a limited number of registration waivers for students. The winners will have the opportunity to present their work in a 10 minute presentation during the workshop. Please submit a short abstract of your work (half a page) and a support letter from your advisor before October 15, 2014, to:

Prof. Don C. Lamb
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
Department Chemie und Biochemie
Physikalische Chemie I
Butenandtstr. 11, Haus E
D-81377 München

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