13th International Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscop


Ying Zhou and Airit Agasty, NaMeS PhD students, attended the 13th International Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation organized by PicoQuant. It is the global leader in pulsed laser systems. PicoQuant has an excellent reputation in the scientific world because it provides single-photon detectors necessary for biological research on the nano and picomolar scale. The course combined a series of lectures by experts in the field with practical sessions on systems from the market-leading companies Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss, and PicoQuant.

The workshop contained a theoretical session and a practical session, discussions, and networking in an interactive format. Besides the classic techniques (FCS, FLIM, FRET, and RICS) used in IPC laboratories, students also learned the variations of these techniques, such as FLCS, RLICS, and TICS. Airit especially enjoyed the FLIM lectures delivered by Olaf Schulz and Samaneh Rezvani, especially the practical session. It helped him learn clearly about FLIM imaging methods, identifying fluorophores, background removal, environmental sensing, and application in Materials Science. The talk entitled “Investigating protein-protein interaction in plant tissue using FLIM-FRET” delivered by Prof. Weidtkamp-Peters impressed Ying Zhou a lot. It broadened her mind in life science research. The presentations were given by Prof. Ebner also opened her view. His study about protein-membrane interactions in living cells with F(C)CS technique inspired her for future work in living cells. In general,  this workshop was incredible for gaining further knowledge about state-of-the-art FCS principles and applications.


2-5 Mar., 2021






Ying Zhou, Airit Agasty

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.