X - Edition 2006

X School of Pure and Applied Biophysics


Time resolved spectroscopic methods in biophysics

Venice, - Campo Santo Stefano, January 16 - 20, 2006

Organised by:

SIBPA - Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata
IVSLA - Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti

Scientific Coordinators

  • Giovanni Giacometti (IVSLA and University of Padua)
  • Giovanni Felice Azzone (IVSLA and University of Padova)
  • Cristiano Viappiani (Università degli Studi di Parma)
  • Thomas Gensch (Forschungzentrum Jülich, Germany)

Director of the School

Aim of the school

The School promotes deepening of biophysical topics selected in the area of contemporary research. The selected subjects will draw young researcher's attention on themes of frontier research which are considered of relevant scientific and educational impact. The School will be held in the magnificent Palazzo Loredan, in the historical centre of Venice, seat of the Istituto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti.
The School, in its tenth year of activity, will be on:

Time resolved spectroscopic methods in biophysics

and will deal with the following topics:
Time resolved vibrational spectroscopies: 2D IR fs spectroscopy, Time resolved FTIR, Time resolved Raman spectroscopy.
Time resolved absorbance spectroscopies: fs pump-probe vis spectroscopy, nanosecond laser flash photolysis.
Time resolved photothermal methods. Time resolved fluorescence spectroscopies: Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, Single Molecule Spectroscopy

The list of confirmed lecturers includes:

  • Giovanni Biscotti (Becker & Hickl) FLIM by Multi-Dimensional TCSPC
  • Giulio Cerullo (Politecnico di Milano) Broadband transient absorption spectroscopy with sub-20-fs time resolution
  • Rolf Diller (University of Kaiserslautern) Transient absorption of electronic and vibrational states
  • Alessandro Feis (Università di Firenze) Time resolved photoacoustics
  • Dick Fielding (Applied Photophysics) ns Laser Flash Photolysis and Stopped-Flow: instrumentation and applications
  • Paolo Foggi (LENS, Firenze) fs 2D-IR spectroscopy
  • Thomas Gensch (Forschungzentrum Jülich) Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging: Biological Applications
  • Ingo Gregor (Forschungzentrum Jülich) Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
  • Joachim Heberle (Forschungzentrum Jülich) Time-resolved FT-IR spectroscopy of proteins
  • Johan Hofkens (Catholic University of Leuven) Single Molecule Spectroscopy
  • Ben Krämer (Picoquant) Instruments for time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Alan Mc Kiernan Andor (LOT Oriel) Recent advances in ICCD technology for time resolved spectroscopy
  • Santi Nonell Marrugat (Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona) Time-resolved singlet oxygen spectroscopy: what's new?
  • Daniel Murgida (Technical University, Berlin) Basis and biophysical applications of Raman spectroscopy
  • Diego Sali (Bruker) step-scan FTIR instrumentation
  • Martin Tewinkel (Olympus Life and Material Science Europa GmbH) Confocal spectroscopy and life time imaging - Olympus FluoView FV1000 upgraded with PicoQuant TCSPC electronics
  • Cristiano Viappiani (Università di Parma) ns laser flash photolysis

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The number of students admitted is restricted to 30.
The participation fee is 250 Euro which includes five nights accommodation and attendance at the lessons. The participation fee is reduced to 100 Euro in case the attendant does not need accommodation.

The school will take place only if a minimum number of participants is reached. Pre-registration must be submitted on line using the following
application form by 15 December 2005. Applicants are admitted to the school by the Scientific Committee based on the information provided on the application form (short curriculum). The results of the selection will be individually communicated by e-mail (or phone) not later than 20 December 2005. Payment of the participation fee must be performed within 24 December 2005. Applications are encouraged from all young scientists (PhD students and post doctorals) interested in the topics of the school.

This year the school is co-sponsored by
LOT Oriel Italia, Bruker, Applied Photophysics, Becker & Hickl, Picoquant, Olympus Europeand id Quantique.

Further information can be obtained from:

Cristiano Viappiani
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università
di Parma
Parco area delle scienze 7A, 43100 Parma, Italy
Phone:  +39 0521 905208 
Fax: +39 0521905223

and from the director of the school:

Giorgio M. Giacometti
Dept. of Biology
University of Padova
Viale G. Colombo, 3
35131 Padova - ITALY
Phone:  +39 (049) 827-6326 
Fax: +39 (049) 827-6300

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