12th Carl Zeiss sponsored FCS workshop on FCS and related methods

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12-16 October 2009, Cargese (Corsica, France)

Thanks to all attendees for having made this workshop very stimulating. Below a few pictures.

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Open-air poster session

Poster session
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Aims and scopes

This workshop is intended to gather scientists from all over the world to discuss the recent advances in Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and related methods, from fundamental concepts to applications.


Confirmed invited speakers

  • Roland Brock, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Christian Eggeling, Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, Germany
  • Joerg Enderlein, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
  • Yves Engelborghs, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Jay Groves, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Joachim Muller, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Zdenek Petrasek, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Rudolf Rigler, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Markus Sauer, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
  • Stephanie Weidtkamp-Peters, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Jerker Widengren, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Paul Wiseman, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Program - Abstract booklet

Last version of the program (updated 2nd October) is given below. For a detailed program, click here. The abstract booklet is available below for download here.

Location, travel, practical informations

Cargese is a small town located about 50 km north of Ajaccio (Corsica, France), that is conveniently reached via shuttle service from Ajaccio international airport (AJA). The workshop will take place at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese, which is specialized in organizing international conferences and provides all facilities.

Arrivals, Monday 12th October at Ajaccio airport (AJA)

According to the flight arrivals and departures listed below, two bus shuttles from Ajaccio airport to Carges on Monday 12th and one shuttle from Cargese to Ajaccio airport on Friday 16th have been scheduled :

Company Arriving from Arrival time Flight
CCM Airlines Nice 10:00 XK101
CCM Airlines Marseille 10:05 XK151
CCM Airlines Paris ORY 10:55 XK4500
Air France Paris ORY 13:00 AF7568
CCM Airlines Nice 14:00 XK103
CCM Airlines Marseille 14:30 XK153
...... Shuttle to Cargese after the arrival of the flight from Marseille
CCM Airlines Lyon 16:30 XK131
CCM Airlines Paris ORY 17:05 XK4502
...... Shuttle to Cargese after the arrival of the flight from Paris Orly
CCM Airlines Nice 17:25 XK107
CCM Airlines Marseille 17:55 XK155
CCM Airlines Nice 21:45 XK105
CCM Airlines Marseille 22:00 XK157
CCM Airlines Paris ORY 22:50 XK4504
Company Departure time Flighing to Flight
CCM Airlines 06:25 Lyon XK130
CCM Airlines 06:55 Paris ORY XK4501
CCM Airlines 07:10 Marseille XK150
CCM Airlines 07:25 Nice XK102
Shuttle from Cargese to airport at 9:00........
CCM Airlines 10:40 Nice XK108
CCM Airlines 11:25 Marseille XK152
CCM Airlines 12:50 Paris ORY XK4503
Air France 13:55 Paris ORY AF7569
CCM Airlines 14:35 Nice XK104
CCM Airlines 15:20 Marseille XK154
CCM Airlines 18:40 Nice XK106
CCM Airlines 18:50 Paris ORY XK4505
CCM Airlines 18:55 Marseille XK156

Outside these shuttle timetables, Cargese can easily be reached by taxi (1 hour, cost 100 €).

Registration fees

The workshop fees include shuttle transfer from/to Ajaccio airport, accomodation in the conference center or in the village of Cargese, lunches, coffee breaks, and the conference dinner.

Registration fees (incl. 19.6% VAT)
Academic researchers 300 €
PhD students* 180 €
Commercial institution 600 €

* PhD students will be accomodated in twin rooms.

Payment instructions

Registration fees can be paid
- by bank transfer (see details here) - Please make appear clearly on the transfert your name + "ZeissFCS"
- by proforma invoice to Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse, F-20130 Cargèse, France, Phone +33 495 26 80 48, Fax +33 495 26 80 45, SIRET : 19 202 664 900 017 - Please make appear clearly your name + "ZeissFCS"
- by credit card on the workshop site at your arrival
- in cash on the workshop site at your arrival

For any question about payment, please contact brigitte.cassegrain chez iesc.univ-corse.fr.

Cancellations received between September 1st and September 30th will be charged 50% of the registration fee.
Cancellations received after October 1st will be charged 75% of the registration fee.


  • 18th May 2009 : opening of on-line registration
  • 20th July 2009 : deadline for abstract submission and on-line registration
  • 30th July 2009 : notification of acceptance


On-line registration is now closed. For any inquiry, contact ZeissFCS2009 chez fresnel.fr

Call for abstract

Participants are invited to submit abstracts on new research in FCS and related methods. Based on the topics a few contributions will be selected for oral presentation. The other contributions will be presented as a poster. The abstract should be prepared according to the abstract guideline below.

Abstract template

The abstract can be submitted either using the on-line registration form or directly by e-mail as a MSWord (DOC or RTF) document to ZeissFCS2009 chez fresnel.fr not later than 20th July 2009. Please indicate if your preference : oral or poster.

The maximum size of the posters is : Height 1189 mm Width 841 (this is A0 format).


E-mail : ZeissFCS2009 chez fresnel.fr

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