Scope of the conference

After the great success of the first discussion meeting in 2011on the occasion of Theodor Förster's 100th Birthday we want to revisit the ever growing impact of FRET in the life sciences and therefore are organizing the International Discussion Meeting on Förster Resonance Energy Transfer in the Life Sciences II in 2016 from Sunday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 6th. Förster’s papers and the textbook, Die Fluoreszenz organischer Verbindungen (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1951), published while he was a group leader in Göttingen, laid the groundwork for a field that has expanded exponentially in the last 15 years.

The areas covered in the meeting will be Single-molecule FRET, FRET Biophysics and Spectroscopy, and FRET Imaging in the life sciences in 8 oral sessions and 2 poster sessions.  To encourage and facilitate interaction and discussions the meeting will be limited to 160 participants and half the speakers will be selected from the submitted abstracts and all participants are encouraged to bring posters for discussion throughout the meeting.

As before, the meeting will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11 in Göttingen, Germany and is supported by the MPG (Max-Planck Gesellschaft), GBM (Gesellschaft für Biochemie and Molekularbiologie) and IMPRS (International Max-Planck-Research Schools).