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Program

Program of the International Bunsen Discussion Meeting

“Förster Resonance Energy transfer in Life Sciences”

Göttingen, March 27-30, 2011

Sun, 27.03.
18:00-19:00
Get-together
19:00-19:15
Jürgen Troe
Introduction "The role of Theodor Förster in Physical Chemistry and the Bunsengesellschaft"
19:15-20:15
Robert Clegg
Plenary lecture “Energy transfer from the dark ages through enlightenment”
20:20-21:30
Concert: Hyperion-Trio 
21:30-22:30
Reception

 

Mon, 28.03.
FRET in Photobiology / Updating Förster Theory,  Chair: Jürgen Troe 
9:00-9:30
Peter Walla
Förster Energy Transfer and Multi-Photon excitation
9:30-10:00
Lennart Johansson
Extended Förster Theory: A Quantitative Approach to the Determination of Inter-Chromophoric Distances in Biomacromolecules
10:00-10:20
Karl-Heinz Drexhage
Long-range energy transfer from electric-quadrupole donors
10:20-10:50
Coffee
FRET in Photobiology / Updating Förster Theory,  Chair: Alexander Demchenko
10:50-11:20
Rienk van Grondelle
Ultrafast Excitation Energy Transfer and the Mechanism of Non-Photochemical Quenching in Plant Photosynthesis
11.20-11:50
Biman Bagchi
Distance and orientation dependence of excitation energy transfer: From molecular systems to nanometal particles
11:50-12:10
Wolfgang Becker
FRET measurements by TCSPC FLIM
12:10-12:30
Felix Koberling
Lifetime-resolved FRET microscopy
12:30-14:00
Lunch
14:00-17:00
Poster session & coffee 
FRET Imaging I,  Chair: Vinod Subramaniam
17:00-17:30
Enrico Gratton
FRET based biosensor: a comparative study of the phasor approach to FLIM with ratiometric analysis in live cells
17:30-18:00
Thomas Jovin
Two Faces of FRET: from QD biosensors to live-cell EGFR signaling
18:00-18:30
David Piston
Improving the sensitivity and efficiency of FRET measurements using spectral detection 
18:30-18:50
Fred Wouters
Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Imaging in live cells
18:50-19:10
Fabien Pinaud
Specific In Vivo Single Protein Targeting and Tracking in Living Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes by single pair FRET-Complementation Activated Light Microscopy
19:10-19:25
Meeting of the GBM study group Biophysical Chemistry 
19:30-22:00
Conference Dinner

 

Tue, 29.03.
FRET Spectroscopy: FRET as Structural Ruler,  Chair: Stefan Hell 
9:00-9:30
Helmut Grubmüller
Atomistic Simulations and Interpretation of Single Molecule Spectroscopy Experiments
9:30-10:00
Claus Seidel
Conformational dynamics and biomolecular structure studied by super-resolution FRET
10:00-10:20
Christian G. Hübner
The spectroscopic ruler revisited with frozen single molecules
10:20-10:50
Coffee
FRET Spectroscopy: FRET as Structural Ruler,  Chair: Jörg Enderlein 
10:50-11:20
Keith Weninger
Biomolecular modeling using FRET measurements
11.20-11:50
Marcia Levitus
Fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy and FRET: Investigating biopolymer conformational dynamics
11:50-12:10
Don Lamb
Combining FRET experiments with pulsed interleaved excitation
12:10-12:30
Elisha Haas
Intramolecular distance distributions, fast fluctuations, conformational transitions and folding of proteins studied by time-resolved FRET based methods.
12:30-14:00
Lunch
FRET Spectroscopy: Biophysical Chemistry,  Chair: Roland Winter
14:00-14:30
Achillefs Kapanidis
Single-molecule FRET methods and studies
of biomolecular dynamics
14:30-15:00
Bill Eaton
Single-Molecule FRET and Transition Paths in Protein Folding
15:00-15:30
Benjamin Schuler
Single Molecule FRET of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
15:30-15:50
Werner Nau
Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer in the 10-Å Domain – A spectroscopic ruler for short peptides 
15:50-16:30
Coffee
Perspectives in FRET,  Chair: Roland Brock
16:30-17:00
Michael Lin
Expanding the range of genetically encoded FRET with new green and red fluorescent proteins
17:00-17:30
Igor Medintz
Quantum dots and FRET: New sensing possibilities
17:30-17:50
Niko Hildebrandt
Lanthanides and Quantum Dots – FRET beyond Förster’s theory
17:50-19:15
Dinner
19:15-21:00
Round table on probe development
 
Valdimir Belov
Photochromic Compounds for Aqueous Solutions and Focusable Light
 
Karl-Heinz Drexhage
Organic dyes as fluorescent labels
 
Markus Sauer
Photoinduced formation of dye radicals and their impact on fluorescence microscopy
 
Ulrich Nienhaus
Fluorescent protein markers for optical imaging and FRET
21:00-open end
Poster session & beer 

 

Wed, 30.03.
FRET Imaging II,  Chair: Donna Arndt-Jovin 
9:00-9:20
Steven W. Magennis
Global structure of forked DNA in solution
9:20-9:50
Philippe Bastiaens
The value of FRET in bridging scales in quantitative biology
9:50-10:10
Stephan Diekmann
In vivo FRET walking through the human kinetochore
10:10-10:40
Coffee 
FRET Imaging II,  Chair: Yves Engelborghs
10:40-11:10
Theodorus Gadella
Third generation genetic encoded FRET probes based on FLIM screening and exploiting photochromicity
11:10-11:40
Maite Coppé
Spatio-temporal fluctuations of supranucleosomal state regulating accessibility of bromodomain to acetylated H4 in living cells by high-resolution FLIM
11:40-12:00
Jan Willem Borst
Exploiting the Rise Time of Acceptor Fluorescence by FRET-FLIM in Living Cells
12:00-12:20
Carsten Grashoff
Analyzing intracellular force-transduction using a FRET-based tension sensor
12.20-12:30
Thomas Jovin
Concluding Remarks
12:30-14:00
Lunch
14:00-18:00
Excursion: The Förster tourist "History of science in Göttingen":
Paulinerkirche, Universitätsaula with Karzer, Göttingen University Astronomical Observatory (First director Carl Friedrich Gauß), Förster’s original research labs in the Bunsenstrasse
18:00-open end
Visit of the old town