Recent progress in instrumentation and fluorophore development enabled single molecule imaging and tracking in live cells and organisms. Thus, kinetic parameters of biomolecules such as diffusion coefficients, velocities, bound fractions and reaction rates as well as concentrations, stoichiometry and spatial distribution are now accessible with unprecedented resolution in the natural live environment. To extract kinetic information, different analysis approaches evolved, deviating in sample preparation, imaging requirements, algorithms and underlying assumptions. Overall, using kinetic information, physical models of cellular and organismal processes can now be devised at molecular detail, enabling predicting behaviour and misbehaviour in homeostasis, development and disease.

The symposium on November 8 and 9, 2019 aims at bringing together researchers with a focus on or interested in live cell single molecule tracking for scientific exchange and discussions, to spread knowledge about this beneficial methodology and to stimulate new developments.


Karin Busch (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany)
Robert Coleman (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA)
Ignacio Izeddin (Institut Langevin, ESPCI ParisTech, Paris, France)
Kai Johnsson (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany)
Ulrich Kubitscheck (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany)
Davide Mazza (Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy)
Jacob Piehler (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)

The symposium includes invited speaker talks, a poster session and short talks selected from abstract submissions. We particularly encourage early stage researchers to present their work.

Registration deadline is 15th October 2019. The registration is now closed. If you would like to attend please contact us.

Christof Gebhardt
(Ulm University, Germany),
Julia Nagy (Center for Translational Imaging MoMAN, Ulm, Germany)
Collaborative Research Center 1279, Ulm University


We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors for their support for this symposium. [List is updated continuously]

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